Summer temperatures can be brutal. You sweat the moment you step out of the house, and sometimes, it's simply too hot to wear pants. Sure, maxi and sundresses were made for situations like the latter, but Emily Ratajkowski has an easy DIY alternative you can whip right out of your closet. All you need is an oversize button-down and a belt.
Ratajkowski in a shirtdress, Getty Images
The 28-year-old model was spotted in New York City yesterday wearing a white button-down cinched with a chain belt by Black & Brown at the waist. She rolled up the sleeves to her elbows and kept a few buttons undone to reveal a variety of layered gold necklaces dangling at her chest. To complete her chic spin on the Risky Business look, Ratajkowski sported white sneakers, cat-eye sunglasses, Jennifer Fisher hoop earrings, and a snakeskin shoulder bag.
The simple ensemble is reminiscent of a look Carrie Bradshaw donned in Sex and the City, featuring one of Mr. Big's shirts and a Hermès belt. It's equal parts effortless, resourceful, and chic. We wonder if EmRata stole her shirt from hubby Sebastian Bear-McClard's closet.
The key here is grabbing a top that's just big enough to reach your thighs, so you don't end up flashing anyone. (Bradshaw's DIY minidress was just high enough, but the back side of her shirt dipped lower for extra coverage.) If all else fails, you could always slip a handy pair of biker shorts underneath— Former cover star Ratajkowski is a big fan of the trend. Earlier this month, the model and Inamorata designer was seen wearing the figure-hugging, cropped bottoms with a white bra, blazer, and heels.
Want more style inspiration from EmRata's seasonal wardrobe? Think summer whites. Whether or not she's rocking a crisp oxford shirt, the model has opted for neutral tones for some of her most impressive looks, from a fringy, boho Jacquemus number to one of her own collaborations with Nasty Gal.
Ratajkowski wears Jacquemus to a party, Getty Images
Wearing Nasty Gal x Em Rata, Getty Images
From Harper's BAZAAR U.S.