On this very cold February morning, I woke up daydreaming about summer to help me beat the cold winter blues.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I do love winter – because it’s easy to put a stylish look together with loads of layers and cozy fabrics. My hair is always on point and stays where it should, clothes don’t stick to your sweaty body and statement coats are my life!
As I have said before, even though summer is officially my favourite season, it’s not my favourite when it comes to style. But this season, I am determined to fall in love with summer again and establish a style that would be elegant and effortless, but more importantly, one that would be perfect for those hot sticky summer days.
By taking on a few traditional summer pieces and adding some trendy items, I have compiled a list of fashion pieces I hope to be rocking soon. And if you struggle in summer as much as I do, then you might want to consider these light, breathable and trendy style items as well.
From cotton sleeved tank tops to cotton shirt dresses, this material is the go-to fabric for those warm summer days. To take the boredom out of the same old cotton pieces however, I have discovered shirt midi dresses with curved hems for an added touch of style and pairing simple cotton shirts with lace shorts for a more elegant weekday look.
More than just beach wear attire, the kaftan dress has now evolved into the perfect dress to wear everywhere from running errands on a Saturday morning to wearing one for a black tie event. The kaftan silhouette is flattering for any body shape and more than that, its light fabric makes it perfect for those warm summer days when we need to cover up certain problem areas on our body.
Midi pleated skirts
When I want to feel at my most elegant, in something that feels light as air, then I take out my pleated midi skirt. This fashion piece is so on trend, it is light and it is a statement piece so you can keep the rest of your look quite simple.
I always love investing in summer whites but this season, rather than going for the usual white summer dresses I have chosen ones with scalloped edges to make a more interesting fashion statement. Scalloped edges are huge, Giambattista Valli’s spring summer collection celebrated this whimsy touch and so should you!
The cold shoulder
Showing off your shoulder is another trend that has made a revival. You can rock this trend by investing in some cold shoulder beach cover ups rather than wearing the usual summer dress or T-shirt. I’d wear a sheer cold shoulder cover up over my patterned bikini, showing the bold patterns of Camilla’s swimwear designs.
When I have to go to the office and opt for a more casual style, I go for light coloured blouses that are loose but still elegant and appropriate for the office. With that, I’ll pair it with fun trousers, maybe in pastel colours, to feel light and fresh even in the workplace
Images via @camillawithlove, Instagram.