Once summer comes round, without fail, my general mood transforms into a overload of happiness against the darker months. Every year, once this delightful season begins, I think to back to the previous summer, you know, the one where you get that nostalgic feeling, associating distinctive smells and sounds to certain memories. My mind takes me back to all sorts of things, from evenings on the terrace with an Aperol Spritz in hand laughing with good friends, to that funny little scenario that happened in France when I couldn’t communicate with the locals and got all embarrassed.
While there’s always a new set of spring and summer trends appearing each year, there are always those that stick around too. They usually return with a twist, and this encourages me to try them out again and see what I can make out of them this time round.
Linen is a materiality trend which has constantly remained synonymous with summer for it’s airiness and typical light tones. This season I’ve made a personal experimentation of wearing long, floaty dresses in this woven cloth. I’ll be honest, i’m not used to anything swaying below my knee, but my solution to that has been styling them with heeled boots like these in earthy tones elevating the overall look and making me look a little less like Little Bo-Peep (phew!). To match these linen dresses, I’ve been accessorising with woven, rattan bags (how happy I am that this made it big for 2018!) which instantly neutralises an outfit, releasing a sense of innocence to the look – a subtle contrast with the heeled boots.
I kid you not, my entire summer wardrobe is literally a sea of white dresses. When we went on holiday last week I realised i’d packed nothing of colour. However this week’s read in Stylist accentuated how yellow has been the colour of summer particularly for it’s bright hues and association with happiness. I guess white is the new yellow for me..