Inspired by Lartigue's 1920s work, we're embracing the clean, sportif style — bold women in wide-leg pants and tanks, crisp one-piece swimsuits — that filled his photographs. It's like minimalism interpreted for the beach. How do you wear it this season? By finding clean silhouettes, natural textures, and minimal sailor details that relay beachy ease in the crispest way. Click our slideshow to shop these simple, impactful basics that you'll wear all Spring and Summer long.
We love a monochromatic look and this one, as was part of the Obedient Sons & Daughters Spring 2009 collection, tops our list. We love the boyishness of this buttoned up shirt, especially because it's paired with sexy platform sandals. Above, some alternative options to get this look now at a slightly lower price point--although, we wouldn't blame you if you waited for the real thing.
If you ask us, Lacoste is a line that's just better for S/S. It's the sort of wasp-y activity-based aesthetic that just merits sunshine and a tennis racket. At the end of the show, Lacoste busted out some seriously welcomed brights after a load of crisp white and black. Aside from a burst of color, the pieces that really made a difference were the 1920's style bathing suits (that New York girls will probably wear as jumpers this summer) and the super-loose sailor pants that just breezed down the runway.