If Jackie O has taught us anything, it’s keep it simple and classic and you can’t go wrong. For Summer 2011, Club Monaco has done just that. They’ve kept their usual palette, the muted neutrals, with pops of rich blue, sea foam, and lemon. The Vice President of Womens Designs and Club Monaco, Caroline Belhumeur, was inspired by some of her recent travels to St. Barths, Morocco, and the Maldives. The understated sequins and patterned blues are reminiscent of underwater scenes, while the trenchcoats layered over knits for both men and women came from Carey Mulligan in “An Education” and old photos of a young Michael Cane.
The vibe here can assertively be described as urban casual-meets-luxury. Feminine Bomber jackets, lightweight full skirts, and lots of airy cotton and silk tend to be paired together. You can dress up sequined shorts for a Saturday night out, or pair them with flats and a slouchy cardigan for a lazy brunch the next day. Simple, sexy, yet sophisticated. Jackie O would approve. And remember: you can now shop Club Monaco online, via Shopbop!