Summer has long been over, and I survived the hot searing rays, the sticky humidity, and smog in the city. Now the Fall has officially moved in and made itself home. A cool breeze is the daily norm, and everything feels calmer. Now is when I wanted to look back and think about the fashion items I had that made the past summer not only bearable (summer is one of my least fave seasons), but also fun! So here is my Top 5 list:
#4 My Little Distressed Denim Jacket
In Toronto, summer nights are still a bit nippy sometimes. When going out to night time shows and parties, I always had my distressed denim in a basic fitted cut, not too cropped or long, but just right. It went with everything. I mean everything, dresses, shorts, rompers, pants, leggings. And because denim is cotton, it was super breathable and comfy. It also looked so classic and effortlessly stylish. An all purpose cute denim jacket was my jacket staple.
#3 Basic Cotton Romper
I wore my cotton romper consecutively for days during the real hot times this summer. It breathed, it was cute, it was functional, and only one thing to put on in the morning. Fashion heaven! I mentioned this romper before in an earlier entry. This is the strapless $10 romper that I sewed straps onto to make it more wearable… I truly “heart” it.
#2 Lacey Kimono
Feminine, and pretty, but casual. An easy cover-up that didn’t add on too much cover. This was my lace trimmed kimono. Blush pink with ivory lace, it is neutral enough of a colour to go with everything, and light and airy enough to want to wear everyday. If only relationships were this easy to coordinate….
#1 Awesome one-piece bathing suit, second hand.
I am not a huge fan of bikinis. To be honest, I don’t think it is flattering on any body type or shape. For me, it’s the lack of support/material of a bikini that makes it a flawed fashion item, and just basically an excuse to show skin. And unless your body is “perfect” (nobody has the perfect body though) any gal can basically feel like crap the minute she puts one on and looks in the mirror. So when my boyfriend sprung a Labour Day beach trip on me with little notice, I scrambled to find a cute one piece suit, while the trends are pushing the “bikini” idea on girls.
For those of you that don’t live in Canada, swimsuit season ends in August. After that, you are left with swim wear duds (mismatched or tacky-looking). I needed the suit soon so I couldn’t turn to online shopping. I went to every store that sold swimwear, but couldn’t find a cute, affordable one piece. This was a nightmare that plagued me until the day before the trip when I found the cutest one-piece ever at a second hand store in my neighborhood. It was also only $15.00 and an American Apparel brand. I liked it for its funky colours and simple design, typical of what makes American Apparel clothes great (if they only were more affordable). What a find and what a miracle!
What clothing pieces were you most pleased by this summer? Because this season is so short here, and summer fashion has all the fun pieces, the sun dresses, skirts and shorts…I really have to make the most of it, and I feel I did!