Longtime readers of this blog know that Abercrombie & Fitch makes up a good portion of my summer wardrobe, from their breathable warm-weather dresses to the durable basics. I’m partnering with A&F today to share some pieces that I have been loving from their summer collection,

I wore and re-wore the pieces featured in this post on a recent four-day trip, and found them to be versatile and low-maintenance, which are the main factors I consider when choosing what to pack.

As I recently stopped in an Abercrombie, I thought I’d share reviews of some of the styles that I tried on:

Embroidered Floral Button-Up (featured in this post) As others have reviewed online, the quality is excellent: the material is comfortable to wear and not very wrinkle-prone despite being 100% cotton. While it is short in length (which actually works out great if you like to wear high-waisted bottoms) and a tad boxy, the airier silhouette is appropriate for summer. The fit is true to size, but if  you have a smaller frame you might order one size down.

Knot Front Tee Dress (here’s a T-Shirt Dress in a similar material) I really like the material that this dress is made from: it’s heavier than t-shirt material, drapes well and is so soft. It’s an effortless piece for summer, and a style I might consider featuring as a “desk to dinner” piece. Fit is true to size.

Classic Backpack As I had mentioned in a previous post, this backpack has replaced totes as my primary summer bag. It is very capacious, and the zippered closure for the main compartment also makes it suitable for train or air travel.

Tie-Front Button-Up Shirt I own this top in “coral stripe” and the best thing about it is the breathable lightweight fabric. I wear it mostly with jeans or shorts, but can see it worn easily with a gauzy midi skirt. Size down for a less blousy fit.

Satin Cowl Neck Dress (you can see the cowl neckline on me here) This is one of my favorite purchases from the last month. Sure, lingerie-inspired pieces are easily mistaken for sleepwear or underwear, but with the right layers and accessories, you can make them work as daywear. For extra length I opted for “regular” fit; if you are buxom, I’d also recommend ordering up a size.

As June is LGBT Pride Month, Abercrombie has also released a “Made for Love” collection in support of the Trevor Project that will help you celebrate through fashion.


Thank you Abercrombie & Fitch for partnering on this post!