There was a time when spring would roll around and all of a sudden I didn’t know what to wear. Don’t get me wrong, I love the warm weather but I also needed to find that balance of looking well dressed and not under dressed. I am not, nor have ever been the type of girl to show a lot of skin, and while I don’t hate on women who do (kudos for loving your body!), I grew up in a semi-conservative home that made me hyper aware of even showing the slightest bit of cleavage.
Now I realize that dressing for the summer is kind of a state of mind. Instead of being overwhelmed and pressured to wear skimpy halter tops, I now know that I can just rock my usual oversized button down with a mini skirt or a pair of boyfriend denim shorts. I appreciate balance and contrast and above all else, I want to be comfortable and not worry about my double-d boobs popping out of a low cut top. (I hide them well.) In addition to that, because the spring/ summer is so short here in Canada, I’m apprehensive about investing too much money on summer clothes. Case in point, last year’s gold Gucci slippers will do it’s job for yet another summer.
So what can I tell you about dressing for the summer? Do you. Swap your skinny jeans for mini skirts and denim shorts and if that’s not your thing, loose pants are chic and cozy and allow plenty of air flow to circulate during those warm summer days. Loose jersey dresses are comfy beyond belief and can look super chic with the right accessories. Loose tops, t-shirts with back details, or oversized button downs are also good and you won’t feel suffocated from tight fabrics sticking to your sweaty body on the hottest of summer days.
I don’t worry about what I’m going to wear during the summer months anymore. If anything my wardrobe is pretty much the same and I just swap out skinny jeans for loose denim shorts or leather minis.
What’s your approach to dressing for the warm weather?
WHAT I'M WEARING:
Commes des Garçons PLAY striped shirt (I'm wearing a size large).
Saint Laurent nano Sac de Jour bag in blue.
Kate Cate embroidered feather shoulder strap (exact here).
The Kooples zippered leather skirt.
Gucci gold Princetown slippers .
Bracelets by, Hermes, Valentino and David Yurman.
Photography by Geoff Martin.
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