Two of Austin’s most fashion forward clothing-boutique owners show off how they add a splash of summer flair and light-layer comfort on 100-degree days.

Photos by Stef Atkinson

Who: Katie Kime, owner and designer of Katie Kime

What She’s Wearing: “I chose this outfit for my summer 9-to-5 look because it’s casual but fun. The oxford button-down is a classic wardrobe staple that can pair well with anything, and the monogram gives it a modern-day, preppy twist. Of course, I love bright colors and bold patterns, and selected the skirt because palm leaves remind me of summer. Greenery is the Pantone color of the year too. Both are made of cotton, which also breathes well in the summer heat. I think this look could easily transition to happy hour with friends, date night or a Sunday brunch, and these earrings are a great way to add in another punch of color.”

Katie Kime monogrammed oxford, $98; green jungle-leaves skirt, $125; silk tassels, $49, available at Katie Kime, 500 N. Lamar Blvd., suite 150, 512.358.4478, Marni sandals from Ford Consignment, 500 N. Lamar Blvd., suite 130, 512.382.9234,

Who: Mallary Carroll, owner of Good Company and owner and designer of clothing line SBJ Austin

What She’s Wearing: “I love summer for the simplicity of dressing. Despite the Texas heat, the Angela pant is one of my summer-wardrobe staples. It is effortless, chic and allows me to be playful with my shirting while still looking professional. The Stephanie blouse is another go-to piece for us at Good Company. Easily worn with a dress pant or paired together with jeans, it elevates any outfit. I am also never without my Ariana Boussard-Reifel Despina Cuffs. They are the perfect statement piece.”

SBJ Austin Stephanie top, $238; SBJ Austin Angela pants, $348; Gabriella Kiss earrings, $2,650; Ariana Boussard-Reifel bracelets, $550 to $1,250, available at Good Company, 918 12th St., 512.520.4402, Shoes by Celine,


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