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A pretty shirt or blouse is an instant solution for summer dressing. Great for travel too. See it transform your basics in a single gesture. Try a festive jersey knit or a seductive splash of patterned silk. Jane’s Vanity has scouted a brilliant assortment of peripatetic shirts for your approval.

Italian knitwear masters at Dana Pisarra have reimagined the tee-shirt as a peasant blouse.  A wide hem of bold ecru embroidery gives the Trim Cotton Tee-Shirt a rustic feel. Just right with capris in the afternoon or a floaty long skirt for evening. Netting trim flatters the neckline and short sleeves. In versatile navy or white. 

Always pack something for a party. The ultra-lightweight Dana Pisarra Flo Silk Shirt will do the trick. Its simple shape, in sheerest black, is offset by floral lace trim at neck. Great for layering over a camisole or slip dress, it will fold into the tiniest suitcase. 

Our favorite Mildred Blouse, from Klements, is a perfect showcase for designer Charlotte Allen’s latest original fabrics. The new geometric Bamboo Jungle print, in blue and white silk chiffon, might have been inspired by a summer breeze. The blouse’s loose cut and transparency contrast charmingly with the classic formed collar and elbow-length sleeves. Tuck it, layer it, treasure it. And don’t forget to accessorize with a sunny Klements scarf! 

Pack light, pack right, with JV’s globe-trotting shirts and blouses. 

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