Styled for summer

By Megan Roth

Sanity offers a range of clothing items including dresses, skirts, jeans, shorts, tanks, tees, bathing suits and more.
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Gone are the days of covering your beautiful outfit up with a clunky winter coat. As we trade in sweaters for light tanks and tees, it’s time to show off your summer style. Micro pleating, all white outfits and linen fabrics are all on trend this season. Isabel Pritchett, owner of Sanity in Chagrin Falls, shares with Jstyle how to incorporate these trends into your summer wardrobe. 

Micro pleating

While pleating isn’t new to the fashion realm, micro pleating offers a fresh take on the trend. Characterized by a fabric being folded back onto itself, micro pleats are significantly smaller than classic pleats. This summer, they can be seen in skirts, dresses and tops. Since they’re smaller than a classic pleat, micro pleats are also used to accentuate smaller details. Pritchett says a micro pleat in a sleeve, for example, could make a shoulder look more fun.

Clare pleated midi dress by Olivaceous in orange.
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“(A micro pleat) really just adds to the interest of an outfit,” Pritchett says. 

Priscilla pleated midi dress by Current Air in navy.
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All white

Monochromatic moments, or wearing an outfit composed entirely of one color, continue to stay on trend. There’s no time quite like the summer to pull out your white hues. 

“We’re calling (all white outfits) a ‘white out look,’” Pritchett says. “It is so fresh, it is so airy. It’s just perfect for summer.” 

The Callie crop jean by Joe’s Jeans in white Photo / Sanity

Pritchett recommends starting with a white jean, which pairs well with any type of top. For a simple and delicate look, she recommends a lightweight knit top. For something a bit dressier, Pritchett says shirts with more elaborate details, such as a peplum, lace, polka dots or puff sleeves, can add some flare to a monochromatic outfit. 

Yula swiss dot peplum top by Sugarlips in white
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Due to their airiness and versatility, linen pants find their way back to the trend list every summer. 

“If you buy (linen) now, they’re going to last,” Pritchett says. “Keep them for the next two, three, four summers, or until you’re just tired of them because they’re going to be one of those pieces that is going to live forever in your closet.”

Thea wide leg linen pant by Oliviaceous
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Traditionally, linen fabric has been seen in pants, but Pritchett says this year, she’s seeing linen in different forms including wide-leg pants, dresses and skirts. 

Linen can be dressed up or down depending on what you style it with. Heels and a belt can dress up a pair of linen pants, while sneakers and a tank can give the outfit a more casual feel.

Wrenly floral high waisted shorts by Sugarlips, with a matching top
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