I consider this shoulder-baring top (also available here) one of my best finds this summer. Not only does it combine my love of blue and white (of course!) with simple stripes, but with a price tag under $50, it’s such a steal. (Side note: it’s basically a much more budget-friendly version of this Clu top that I love.) Before buying it, I’d never even heard of the brand English Factory. Now, it’s one of my favorites. The entire line consists of pieces that are cute steals like this one. I don’t think there’s one thing that’s over $100. Really. And the quality is top-notch. There are dresses (this one just arrived on my doorstep!), easy-breezy tops, shorts, and more. Everything in this collection is simple enough that it can be worn over and over, but with enough feminine details (read: ruffles, a little bit of lace) that they’re still special. In other words: basic but never boring. Just the kinds of things we need in our closets this summer.
Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick