As last semester closed, I rolled my eyes at the thought of months of summer clothing. Black being my favorite color, and jackets being my favorite statement of an outfit, I always found myself struggling with summer fashion. This summer, I took on the challenge. It turned out to be a ton of fun. Looking back, I made peace with summer clothing. Here are a few of my favorite ideas.
Although I will not be entering the big league challenge of corporate dress for a couple more weeks, I am more than happy for the beginner round of business friendly clothing. Manhattan in the summer is a very hot place. Light fabrics that are not too warm or tight to the skin is what I live in day in and out.
This outfit allowed me to stick to my usual style without over heating. Platform sandals have always been super comfortable while still giving me a bit of height.
As much as I can help it, I try to wear closed toed shoes in Manhattan. My toes feel much safer (and cleaner) when protected by shoes. Sneakers are one of my favorite staples in my wardrobe. They go with everything, and can turn any piece into sporty chic.
My usual go-to pair are my Adidas Stan Smiths. I pamper and clean my sneakers weekly, the way some people may treat their car. And for my signature white cross body bag, we will never part. The day I saw it in a boutique back in Hong Kong, we formed a connection. Finding a bag for the next seasons will be a challenge.
My biggest pet peeve with swimwear has always been the struggle to find something unique. I felt as though everyone has seen or bought the same swimsuit somewhere. I was inspired to dig deep into the world of swimwear and find something that was not owned by someone else laying on a towel next to me. I searched near and far. Blog after blog, boutique after boutique, Etsy shop after Easy shop, and I finally found suits that others did not own. I was even more successful than I thought I would be. Now I have tons of ideas for next season’s round of swimwear shopping.
Although my tan line was pretty interesting, this is one of my new favorite bikinis. The high neckline adds a surfer vibe to the whole look. I rarely experiment with patterns, but the black and white allowed the fabric to stand out without being too far out of my comfort zone.
It is pretty clear to anyone who knows anything about me that I am in love with the sky. Summer has some amazing sunsets due to pollution and heat in the air that causes the sky to turn some stunning colors. No sunset should be watched indoors. The beach does get chilly at night. One of my biggest beach bag staples is a sweater. Come sunset prepared.
And just like that, summer is coming to a close. Although I am more than excited for the fall clothing style ahead, I do have to say that I will miss beach days and colorful sunsets. Cheers to many more years of sandy bodies and wavy hair.