As the temperature soars up to 33 this week, i'm starting to think if i need an wardrobe update to cool things down a bit. I'm a big fan of breezy pieces like dresses, see-through knits, off-shoulder tops, shorts (but then i'm partial to skirts / dresses because they're less stuffy), bat-wings, kimonos.
Here are my topsummer fashion picks:
This top is perfect because you have the security of straps on both shoulders (instead of one-shoulder), the print is basically timeless, the V at the back gives you extra air for breeze, the color looks good on both light-colored or dark-colored shorts/jeans (even red!)
This off-shoulder dress in white is the epitome of summer, I'd pair it with sandals for a beachy day out, or silver/grey pumps if going to a party.
Florals & Peplums
If you know me, I love my peplums and huge florals, HERE is what ticks both boxes:
This floral dress will look at a pool-side party or a dinner party, pair it with silver pumps or neon pink shoes:
This dress isn't floral in-your-face but more like digital print, plus the color just cools any heat down, pair it with something white or silver and you're good to go:
Let's admit it, pastels are not only for spring but they're here to stay for the rest of the summer season, this pastel aqua + lace + cocktail dress is the perfect pick. Come autumn? Fear not, just pair it with a blazer.
If the previous dress is too girly for your taste, this one also ticks the right color boxes for this season. Put a white cardigan on top, worn with wedges, it'll look just as sophisticated.
I don't know about you but i've seen SO MANY small red dresses lately - think they're making a comeback and is the new LBD. If you're not very sure if red is for you, I suggest to go easy on the color, why not pick something with a delightful bird print (i'm partial to bird print - i have a watch and a top with the same matching bird, by different brands!)
This bird print tea dress will see you through the whole of summer (strappy sandals, a brown bucket bag, maybe even a huge sun hat), plus it'll ease your transition to fall (layer a blazer over it, y'all), if you're not ready to let summer slip through your fingers, yet.
I think you can't go wrong with the following red dress that looks both party-appropriate and office-appropriate:
Another pick that is more subdued but with no less sophistication on the front detail:
And lastly, if you're a die-hard LBD convert, this will be the ultimate summer LBD because it: (1) shows off your shoulders perfectly, (2) halter-neck and you can conceal your bikini straps under it (think office-to-beach!).
What are your picks for this summer? I'm all ears!