Don’t you just love summer? It’s a time to let down your hair, travel the world, and get up to speed on life at work, and spend time with friends and family. Today, I’m sharing an extremely exciting partnership featuring my curated summer selections for an M.M.LaFleur capsule collection (shop them all here). As you know, M.M.LaFleur remains one of my favorite brands for good reason.
To be clear – I did not design these pieces (gosh, I wish!). Instead, these are my top picks from their new arrivals. They’re versatile enough to take you from work to weekend during this hectic and fun summer season (and beyond).
M.M.LaFleur Capsule Collection Summer 2022
If you’re like me, summer is a complex chapter in life as there are countless occasions to dress for. As such, my wardrobe is in a constant state of change. One minute I’m flying out of town for a 24-hour new business pitch, and the next I’m walking an international trade show in London with corporate clients. Other days I’m celebrating a family birthday at our favorite Japanese restaurant, and the next I’m having a dinner party with friends.
Plus, as a lifelong Chicagoan, I can attest to the fact that weather is unpredictable and can be 100 degrees one day and 60 the next. Just wild! From tropical temps to tornados, the Windy City always keeps us on our toes.
As such, I need staple, timeless pieces that keep up with my busy (and often) unpredictable life. Plus, as I’ve grown in my career and even personally, M.M.LaFleur has become a go-to resource for my everyday wardrobe as they provide basics that aren’t basic. Also, this brand is not fast fashion. I’ve owned their pieces for years, and continue to seek them out no matter where I am in the world.
Here are some of my favorite styles for the M.M.LaFleur July 2022 collection:
I love, love, love this dress! First, the print is just perfect for summer. Plus, it features a self-tie waist and pockets. Made from a linen-cotton blend, it will take you from warm summer days to cool evenings dining al fresco. Plus, the loose fit will have you feeling comfortable all day!
If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for great tops. Between Zoom calls, hybrid-in office work, and travel, a great blouse can make all the difference. The Nejvi top is combines three classic elements: a tee shape, elegant draping, and machine-washable, travel-friendly fabric. A seam at the natural waist gives balance to the relaxed fit through the shoulders and chest, creating an elegant silhouette.
Best of all, the fabric incorporates 35% recycled materials and has been treated with Polygiene®, an anti-odor finish. The fabric won’t hold smells, so you can wear your piece multiple times before tossing it in the washing machine. Genius!
M.M.LaFleur Archie Jean
Where do I begin? I’ve talked in-depth about my love of their denim for some time (see the Milo style here and here). On their website, M.M.LaFleur calls them, “Better Than Denim.” I 100% concur. Try them and you’ll want to throw away your denim as soon as you get your hands on them. Seriously.
Beyond the flattering wide-legged and high-waisted silhouette, the fabric has a lot of stretch and recovery. Also, you can adjust the length to either wear them full-length or cropped. Some days I wear these cropped with sneakers, sandals or espadrilles, and then next I style them with high heels. Also, the fabric isn’t too heavy, which makes it perfect for summer.
In fact, I love their jeans so much that I now own three of them. Can’t wait to invest in even more!
M.M.LaFleur Capsule Collection Shoes
What would a M.M.LaFleur capsule collection be without a few classic, versatile shoes? Thankfully, M.M.LaFleur has them in spades! A few of my favorites include the the M.M.LaFleur x Koio Capri Low-Top Sneakers in crisp white, the Rowan Flat in brushed metallic, and the Irene Slingback in embossed croc. Plus, the Carter Slide in kidskin cognac leather as seen below. I love how it has a certain French sensibility to it. Pair it with denim, dresses, skirts and everything in between. Also, it’s available in three colors!
The Owen T-Shirt
Stripes are just the best, right? To me, they just embody all things summer. Therefore, I love finding comfy, chic striped shirts. My go-to is M.M. LaFleur’s Owen T-Shirt in Striped Pima. First, let’s start with the Pima cotton. It’s so soft and luxurious. Plus, it’s machine mashable. The top is available in multiple colors in sizes XS – XXL.
Orchard Skirt and Samara Sweater
When it comes to separates, I look for pieces that can be styled (and cared for) in multiple ways. Our lives are busy, and the fashion items we pick are not just about how they look but how they need to be cleaned and cared for. Therefore, I love this Orchard Skirt which is 100% machine-washable silk.
It’s flattering on so many body types thanks to the the bias cut. In terms of styling, I love pairing it with the Samara sweater in lightweight knit linen and adding a classic belt to cinch the waist. Wear the look with sneakers, espadrilles, or the classic M.M.LaFleur Irene slingback as seen below.
I’m a total dress girl! When I walk into my closet, dresses are my go-to selections. The 100% cotton poplin Addie dress was love at first sight. Beyond the serene blue hue, I love the effortless silhouette that can be easily belted or styled in multiple ways. I added the brand’s circle buckle belt in brown along with their Carter slides.
The pleated neckline and a generous cut form a voluminous shape that provides plenty of coverage and a breezy, barely-there feeling. Plus, the puff sleeves and mini length keeps things comfortable for all-day wear!
As someone who is constantly cold at home and in life, this jacket is the best layer! It’s a mix between a stretchy-yet-structured option that has high stretch and wrinkle resistant. Additionally, I love you can add a leather belt or use the sash to cinch the waist. Best of all, it can be styled as both a blazer and a sweater. It’s available six colors and sizes XS-XXL
M.M.LaFleur Langley Bomber + Delaney Jogger
Anyone who travels as much as I do will absolutely love the Langley Bomber and Delaney Jogger. Made from the brand’s machine-washable, wrinkle-resistant OrigamiTech fabric, they will be your new go-to’s for lounging, errands, travel, and everything in between. Better yet, the joggers can easily be worn as trousers, given the elevated material.
For this look, I wore the bomber over the brand’s classic Lisey Cami (another capsule must) and layered the Owen T-Shirt over the look for added texture.
M.M.LaFleur Capsule Collection Sizes
Be sure to shop all these M.M.LaFleur summer looks here. It was a near impossible task to choose just a few favorites, and I’m sure you’ll agree! I’m excited to hear your feedback and learn more about what you’re loving for summer.