I keep daydreaming about summer in LA. Warm sun, beach fun. Iced green tea lemonade.
And my favorite: a wardrobe shift.
I had a chat with John McDavid Lehman III (founder and creative director of the stunning, uber quality Made in LA leather goods line, R.B. of McD) — and inquired about how he foresees this summer’s styles.
“We like transition pieces that work from day to night with minimal adjustments…from sandals to heels. Our McMarden Marathon leather shorts are the perfect staple piece for day to night.”
“Another key for the summer will be the perfect layering piece. Even when the sun is blazing during the day, LA is famous for quick drops in temperature when the sun goes down. The classic denim jacket will do the trick or to keep the edge, find a light lamb skin jacket. The beauty of leather is that it can block the chill but will breathe as long as it is lined with a natural fabrication. We always line McMarden with a natural rayon, a poly-blend is not your friend during the summer.”
Lastly, (and I personally love this one) he suggests the exaggerated clutch. “Summer is going to be all about that one statement piece.”