Seasonal Essentials from Memorandum’s Mary Orton

We joined forces with style influencer Mary Orton of to bring you a Trunk of her top picks.

Seasonal Essentials from Memorandum’s Mary Orton

We’ve long been fans of Mary Orton’s classic style—which is why we’ve collaborated with’s founding editor a few times before. This season, Mary has curated a Trunk reflective of her own personal style, with the perfect mix of classic and modern essentials that elevate any wardrobe. From chic blouses to statement blazers to straight-leg jeans, Mary’s picks create a versatile capsule wardrobe that’ll last you well past summer.

Read on to see her must-haves, and a few suggestions for how to mix (and remix) them.

Mary's Essentials

Mary Orton's six wardrobe essentials
Red Blazer and Loafers Outfit for women


A power blazer commands attention. Move past basic black with an oversized silhouette, eye-catching pattern, or bold pop of color. Keep the rest of your look minimal with a modern white blouse and either tailored trousers or cropped jeans, depending on the occasion. 

Flat out

A midi-length dress is professional enough for work yet elegant enough for a night out. For an unexpected twist, contrast the dress with loafers for a slight masculine edge. If you’re running from one thing to the next, you might as well be stylish and comfortable.

Floral Midi dress with loafers outfit
Dress and midi skirt outfit for women

Tucked in

Here’s just one example of how to remix Mary’s essentials: Take that same white blouse and tuck it into a midi skirt for a modern update on a classic combo. Finish the look with those comfy loafers, and you have an outfit that works for just about anything—work, a family gathering, vacation, you name it.