Summer is officially in session and it’s time to adjust your wardrobe to match the weather. Here in Santa Barbara, it’s a mild 70° during the day and falls into the 60s as the sun goes down, which is just cool enough to need a light layering piece. Building a summer wardrobe capsule that checks all the boxes isn’t always easy, but we’ve done it, so you don’t have to. Just a few pieces of (IN)LARKIN can keep you cool, comfortable, and stylish during the next few months of summer.


Variegated Tank

The perfect staple tank top is crucial to building your summer wardrobe. This tank is made with 90% viscose, making it extra breathable and sweat wicking for days when the sun is strong. We can never stick to just a basic, so this tank is finished with sateen piping around the neckline and armholes for that extra dose of glam and making it the perfect tank to layer with as the evening cools off. The fabric is moldable, making it a great tank to wear with shorts, jeans, or your favorite summer skirt.


Wingspan Dress

This black dress is more than your average day dress. It is effortlessly chic, but still tailored enough to give it a cascading fit. Made from a Modal and Polyester blend that feels like liquid love on your skin, this dress’ fabric is perfectly breathable for an action-packed summer day. The best part about it?  Taking the Wingspan Dress from day to night is easy with just a change of shoe and a light jacket to layer.



We can’t all rock shorts, and let’s face it, sometimes our legs just want to be covered. That is why it is essential to include a great pair of summer jeans in your wardrobe. Our (UN)REAL Jeans are made with 79% cotton, making them more breathable than the other denim in your closet. These jeans feature an ankle length that allows you to show off your favorite flats, sandals, or wedges.


Aliferous Shirt Dress

It’s a dress and a layering piece all in one. Wear it as is for brunch or bring it as a spare layering piece in case you step into a chilly restaurant or shop. This shirt dress is made from a matte shine sateen fabric that matches the rest of our line and features sheer sleeves for some extra breathability. It’s the perfect complement to the Variegated Tank if you’re opting for a layered style.


MOBO Beauty Bomber

You cannot forget the ultimate layering piece. While it may be slightly warm during the day, this beauty bomber is the perfect addition to any summer night. It’s cropped fit can be thrown over most outfits, and the color selection allows you to choose whether you want it to be the highlight of your outfit or simply a functional piece. We love the black as a chic option if you’re looking for subtly, but the blue is a statement piece you could add to an otherwise boring outfit.


Ribbon Sun Hat

Sold exclusively at the Locals’ Collective, this sunhat features a wide brim with enough length to protect that perfect skin we work so hard for from the sun’s harmful UV rays. For a little extra glamour, it also has a cascading ribbon that you can tie around your neck to be sure it is secure. Fashion-forward and protective? It’s the perfect summer accessory!


Now that you have a baseline for your summer wardrobe, you can fill in the holes with some of your other favorite pieces. Make sure that these pieces are breathable and will work with you throughout the day instead of against you. Need some extra help building your summer wardrobe? Stop by the Locals’ Collective until September 11, 2021, for an exclusive personal styling experience with the founder and designer of (IN)LARKIN, Mary Beth Larkin, and for a chance to shop our debut accessories not available anywhere else. We look forward to shopping with you (IN)PERSON soon!