Braving August in the city? Take a cue from Mr. Eric Rutherford and lighten up with crisp, modern separates. Topping our favorites: Seven For All Mankind’s cotton chinos, American Vintage’s threadbare tee and Baracuta’s iconic blouson. Offsetting breezy fabrics with smart cuts, these versatile pieces will take you from work to weekend and beyond. Punch up the look with sleek hardware and Valentino’ studded lace-ups for an easy, on-trend kick.