Our head stylist (and co-founder of Editorialist), Stefania Allen, gives us a lesson on summer uniform clothes, so of course we take notes. In this issue of Styling With Stefy, it’s all about choosing elevated silhouettes in comfortable and rich cotton fabrics, which makes it easier to highlight your everyday outfits. Cotton fabric is the perfect base for any summer wardrobe and allows you to feel cool and confident throughout the season.

Stefy has created three seasonal uniforms that build on popular closet staples, such as the perfect little white dress, a knitted ensemble and a buttoned Poplin and denim skirt. Here she breaks down everything, including choosing the right Accessories to change each Look so that you can wear them again and again.

A LWD that goes everywhere

Stefy reminds us: “Everyone needs a white cotton dress in their wardrobe.”It’s an infinitely versatile summer staple – just add a light layer and heels. Veronica Beard’s Roanoke Shirt Dress effortlessly takes you from workdays to long weekends. If you prefer a longer hem or are looking for eye-catching details, there are countless cotton options that are both chic and comfortable. Mixing things up with a LWD is all about the accessories; So, swap the heels for sneakers or put on a handbag to introduce texture.

A smart set

What’s not to love about a nautical summer ensemble? Stefy puts it this way: “I like a fixed Moment because you can wear it together, completely or individually.”That’s the beauty of this versatile cotton jacket and skirt set from Rebecca Vallance— share it with a t-shirt or tank top underneath, or style the jacket with white jeans for a completely different outfit. And there it is! A summer uniform that claims double – or even triple.

A classic duo

For good reason, these are cotton classics – a striped Poplin shirt and a Denim mini skirt are reliable clothes that can be refreshed and worn again every spring and summer. Take a keyword from Stefy and opt for this pairing from Carolina Herrera, or buy our low-cost alternatives that offer the same contemporary reef in a timeless Look. Complete the outfit with a pair of neutral sandals and a chic white bag for an elevated summer uniform.