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When I was interning in New York City a handful of summers back, I learned very quickly that silk clothing was not the ideal warm weather fabric. I remember taking the subway my first week in the city, racing down those jet back steps and feeling the stale, humid air quickly surround me. As I stood waiting for the train in my little yellow silk dress, I remember feeling beads of sweat drip down my back. By the time I reached the Donna Karan showroom 6 subway stops and 10 blocks later, well, you can only imagine.

From that day forward, I vowed to never wear silk (unless transportation via cab was involved). I mean, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE silk. It adds a touch of instant class to any outfit and it moves daytime outfits into nighttime ones perfectly. It wasn’t until I discovered the perfection of the Equipment Femme blouse that my mind was changed. At this time, they had just come out with their first, and only, 2 styles of shirts. A long sleeve button down and a sleeveless button down. I adored (and still do) the relaxed, boyfriend cut that was just loose enough for the NYC summer heat.

The white, sleeveless version seen here was the very first Equipment blouse I ever bought and it’s still my favorite. This past weekend was a dry 90 degrees in DTLA so I paired it with cut-offs and sneakers for a relaxed SoCal vibe.

Photography by Cortnee Brown

Sunnies: Garrett Leight California Optical

Jacket: Helmut Lang

Blouse: Equipment

Shorts: Citizens Of Humanity

Bag: Mansur Gavriel (available for pre-order here!)

Watch: Emporio Armani

Bracelet: Giles & Brother

Shoes: Vince (similar here)

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