You’re well studied in the ways of ombre and practically earned a Ph.D. in floral-meets-stripe theory.
It’s simpler takes on summer wear that have you drawing a blank.
Prepare to be schooled by Antonia Martel and Brian Jaramillo, the minimalist designers behind just-launched NYC-based line Martel.
Their debut collection, done mostly in white, is smartly designed to breeze through any setting, country, or time of day. Take notes on the pair’s old-man-style button-downs with gauzy, see-through panels; backless shift dresses; and fluttery georgette tanks sprinkled with tiny aqua polka dots. A linen A-line top gets high marks as a coveted layering piece.
And the duo earns extra credit for sourcing fabrics from Europe, Australia, and Japan, then crafting garments in their own self-run production house in the Philippines.
They’ve mastered the art of the class act.
Available online at martelnyc.com, $99-$795.
Photos: Courtesy of Martel