July picks – a neutral summer

July Picks || alice / TYPENU

Aritzia Wilfred Gabrielle skirt

The first of my monthly picks series – my palette, moods, and what’s on my wish list if I could disregard self control.

July – a neutral summer

Summer is problematic for me – I’m sensitive to heat.  I hate the way my hands and feet would swell, the warmth making me lethargic, sapping my strength and will to even get off the couch.  Maybe my body’s just not good at regulating itself when it comes to heat; either way, unlike most people, I despise summer.

That doesn’t stop me from enjoying the lighter and more carefree styling that comes with the warmer months – beautiful floaty skirts, bright happy prints, and lightweight fabrics lending itself to new chic silhouettes.  Of course my picks would go the route of a neutral palette, because me!



Camis, length variation, and unique details top my must haves list for tops this summer!

From left to right, top to bottom: 

01. Madewell Tee / 02. Aritzia Bralette / 03. BNKR C/meo Ruffle Top / 04. Aritzia Black Cami / 05. Loeil Stripe Top / 06. AllSaints Graphic Tank / 07. BNKR Finders Keepers Split Tunic Top / 08. AllSaints Shirt



Easy and wide silhouettes are both comfortable and chic for the summer.  Breathable fabrics keep you cool.

01. Aritzia Jersey Short / 02. Oak and Fort Easy Pants / 03. Aritzia Woven Shorts / 04. BNKR The Fifth Discovery Tie Skirt / 05. Oak and Fort Linen Shorts / 06. Revolve Maxi Skirt / 07. BNKR C/meo Tuxedo Skirt / 08. Revolve Easy Shorts


Dress / One piece

I’m always biased towards minimal dresses, and during the hot months of summer it’s never made more sense.

01. Aritzia Midi Dress / 02. Oak and Fort Jumpsuit / 03. Aritzia Jersey Dress / 04. Madwell Open Back Dress / 05. Aritzia Shift Dress / 06. Oak and Fort Asymmetrical Dress



Sandals and flats – I’m a no nonsense girl in the heat.

01. & Other Stories Buckeld Sandals / 02. Loeil Origami Shoes / 03. & Other Stories Cross Strap Sandals / 04. Loeil Short Heel Sandals / 05. & Other Stories Pointed Flats / 06. & Other Stories T Strap Sandals / 07. Loeil Pointed Slides



I love scarves even in the summer, can’t be without them!  Summer time is also perfect for smaller crossovers, casual silo bags.  The concept of traveling light and all.

01. Kate Spade Bucket Bag / 02. & Other Stories Sunglasses / 03. Madewell Messenger / 04. Oak and Fort Tote / 05. BCBGeneration Bucket Backpack / 06. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Crossover / 07. & Other Stories Tassle Sunglasses / 08. Oak and Fort Scarf / 09. & Other Stories Tassel Scarf

If you liked what you saw, save this shopping list by following my Summer Picks Pinterest board.  I’ll be adding to this board all summer long!

Visit TYPENU Co’s board Summer Picks on Pinterest.

It’s definitely a good time to shop at the moment, the retail industry is hurting for sales and there are deep discounts all over the web/stores.  “End of season” sales, they’d say.  What’s next, Halloween in August?  Christmas in September?  Either way, take advantage!

Be sure to check up on sales from your favorite retailers!  What are your must have summer pieces?  Let me know below!

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  • Great picks. I need that blue and white striped top!

  • Ruthie Ridley

    I’m obsessed with neutrals lately! Love this post!

  • Yulissa Rosario Santiago

    Great picks!!! If I had an unlimited budget I know I would have ordered many of your picks. My favorite was the stripes off the shoulder top.

  • always a big fan of neutrals, and love the ones you picked! so summery!

    xx Melis

  • I totally agree with you, this summer is very neutral and I love your picks!

    Have a gorgeous day, xx

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • Christine

    LOVE the first outfit! Really all of it, haha. Neutrals are the best right now!

  • These items are so cute! I especially like the dresses. I need dresses like that, haha 🙂


  • andy
  • Such a fabulous collection of shoes! Thanks for sharing girlie.

    XO, Jessi

  • Marsha

    These are great pieces! Neutrals can be very fashionable when done right!

  • Thanks Jess! I totally went heavy on my favorite retailers here – definitely Aritiza, & Other Stories, Loeil, AllSaints. Sorry but not sorry!

  • I love & Other Stories everything, just wish their price point was a tad lower!! Thanks Dana!

  • Thanks Filipa <3

  • LOL let’s do it! And it sounds like you need to uproot yourself to Southern California 😉 Thanks Christie!

  • Oh same here; I just want it to be Fall/Winter/Spring all year long! Thanks Alice 😉

  • Minimal is just laziness in disguise 😉

  • Thanks Sia, you’re too kind!

  • Thanks so much Georgia! Yes I have a special place in my heart for pointed flats as well 😉

  • Raquel Harbin

    You have such great style, I really liked almost all of your choices!

  • Such great picks! I especially love those shades and the striped off the shoulder top. So chic!

    Dakota D.
    Instagram/Snapchat: @missdsquared413

  • Love those picks! I can see you rocking those looks! xx


  • Georgia Owen

    I love all the pretty neutral picks – so easy and breezy! And wow, those pointy shoes are everything. I can no longer buy non – pointy shoes, it is becoming an obsession :’)

    I have also followed, your blog is fab <3

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

  • Candace

    My neutrals have gotten so much love lately. Thanks for sharing your picks!


  • Ianne Cabangon

    Everything is just perfect.great selection babe.
    Xo, Christianne

  • Sia Foch

    Love evrything about this post, so aestetically beautiful!

    -xx, Sia

  • Great picks! Love the bralette.


  • rae

    Really love this natural look so much and how airy and minimalistic these pieces are. I personally do not dress in a minimalistic style, but I really love it on others and am thinking of trying to incorporate some of these laid-back-but-tailored pieces into my own personal style.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • Monique | WritingMonique

    Oh! I love all these pieces! I really like the natural look!

  • There are some really gorgeous picks here! 🙂 I’m not a fan of summer, either. In fact – I’m already lusting after autumn again (sorry!). That said, these items have made it seem a little more bearable for another month or so 😉

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

  • The way you feel about Summer, is the way I feel about Winter haha. Let’s switch places for a few months. 😉

    I love neutrals, whatever the season. I might need to pick up those woven shorts for when it eventually heats up down here. Great picks! Love your sense of style. 🙂

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

  • Oh my, we are the same my fingers also swell when it’s sweating all day. Nevertheless, I love summer and the airy clothes and sandals I can wear just like everything you curated here. Nice picks, all of it.

  • Style hue

    So many nice clothing ! The Gabrielle skirt looks like a skirt my mom had when I was a kid. I remember I used to wear it when she was at work and tie it with a belt.
    I’m the same in the Summer. I like Summer, but I love staying in the shade :p


  • The stripe off the shoulder is so nice! I can definitely see myself wearing it all the time during summer 🙂
    Kathy x


    I love your minimalist style, thank you for the inspo…. now I can try to be like you!! YAY!

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

  • Beautiful and modern picks, thanks for sharing!

  • Loveeee these picks! xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

  • Arabella

    Such great picks!


  • Breana Newton

    I agree about going neutral for summer. great inspiration board!


  • Naďa Černá

    You look great !

  • Laura Macij
  • Those white loafers are just gorgeous! Lovely mood board!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  • I love neutrals all year round! Lovely picks! xo, sharon


  • Great picks x

    Jessica — WS Community

  • I had a hard time not buying anything myself haha, I didn’t know this July 4th was going to be so big for retailers and I’ve already spent too much in June!

  • Thanks Keri!

  • LOVE all of these!! I have been so into online shopping. Neutrals are definitely my favorite this summer!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • This post is making me want to shop ASAP. Literally love almost everything you’ve featured! That tuxedo skirt in particular caught my eye. Thanks for sharing!


    Looks by Lau

  • Rach

    I am all about neutrals and these picks are perfect!


  • loving that asymmetric white dress! so many great picks


  • These picks are so lovely, love neutrals for summer! The striped cut out top is so lovely! Xx


  • Great post and pieces you’ve choosen!
    xx. Mirjam // http://www.miiju.ch

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  • Trang Do

    Great picks! Love a;ll of them so much!
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • I’ve been searching for the perfect off the shoulder top – I love the stripes but I want one with a slightly more defined silhouette.
    Chic on the Cheap

  • Pisa

    Perfect picks love! Want them all!
    Love, Pisa

  • Sisters and Glitters

    Great inspiration, and that skirt at the beginning is beautiful! xo, Sophia from http://www.sistersandglitters.com/

  • Loving these picks, there is some really gorgeous pieces. Loving the striped top! xo


  • Thanks for sharing all of these! I was already thinking where I can shop to replicate some of your looks…teehee and I think Aritzia is probably the place to go?!

    Jessica | Cubicle Chic

  • Some great picks, especially loving the bralet and those & other stories glasses! Theyre amazing!