Here is Brisbane it has really started to warm up! As much as I love winter fashion, even I was getting a bit over the whole thing. And so sick of seeing cardigans everywhere. Urgh.
The touch of summer in the air has me pondering my wardrobe. I am pretty sure I have nothing to wear.
“ARGGGHHHH I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!” she shouts.
But then I remember that I have loads to wear. I just get antsy with the change of season and think I need new stuff. But in all honesty I have heaps of things because I do tend to stick with a lot of classic pieces that I love and that I know suit me reasonably well.
For me the following items are practical, offer variety and also suit my busy body shape. Definitely couldn’t live without them in the heat of summer.
Here is are my first four summer style staples.
1. Kaftan / Kimono
Whatever you want to call them, I bloody love ’em. I’m referring specifically to the open, jacket kinds of kaftans, not to be confused with the Camilla style kaftan dress. These things are so good for summer, so comfortable. They cover up the arm flab and can add a bit of razzamatazz to an all black outfit or a simple dress. Basically a marvellous all rounder.
And I have a kaftan-sister! The uber-cute Andrea from Icadoo (if’ you haven’t seen her blog, check it out) loves a kaftan as well. I discovered this recently and now she is my ladylove.
- ASOS Mesh Embroidered Kimono
- Sunseeker Frontier Kimono from David Jones
- Trelise Cooper Tuilieries Garden Kimono from David Jones
- Ted Baker VeeBee Nude Palm Coverup from David Jones
I’m a huge sandal wearer. And when I talk about ‘Fabulous Flats’ I do mean fabulous. I’m not a big fan of a boring run o’ the mill sandal from Big W. I quite like the extravagant, different type of flat. Ones with a bit of pep. Unusual design or metallic or ones with feathers and tassels and shit hanging off them. Disturbingly I think I am taking after my mother and it will only be a matter of time before I’m strapping on gold ones with clear heels. And that, my friends, is a slippery slope. Next step: perspex heels filled with water and a fighting fish.
- Zomp Baia Vista Pony
- Karvela Kurt Geiger from David Jones
- Witchery Lily Denim Slide
- Witchery Daria Slide
- Country Road Azelea Sandal
- Mollini Larna Sandal
3. Fitted Singlet Dress
I think fitted singlet dresses are actually very flattering, as long as they aren’t skin tight and worn with bad undies. I don’t really wear them on their own as I am not a massive fan of showing my arms but I love them with a kaftan or a boyfriend shirt unbuttoned over the top.
Shorts to be can be worn dressed up or dressed down. I’m a bit fan of wearing them at night with a tailored blouse and a pair of high heels. I also love them in the daytime in a more casual vibe.
Here’s a post I write last year on my love of shorts Life is short, wear shorts.
- Bassike Stripe Jersey Beach Short
- Witchery Som Tailored Shorts
- Country Road Drill Pocket Shorts
- Country Road Tie Front Print Shorts
- Viktoria + Woods Commodore Shorts from David Jones