jeudi 23 août 2012

The summer of long


Yes, this season, I felt no love for mini skirt, shorts and other tiny piece of clothes. Knee length must have been the shortest I went lately.

Like an opposite effect to the usual unveiling and show of skin when heat waves hit, I'm attracted to clothes with more fabric... 

I'm not turning into a modest zealot but simply appreciate the freedom pants and longer clothes give. No self-conscious feeling nor thoughts inevitably lingering on possible VPL or wardrobe malfunctions.

I generally feel good in my own skin and take care of my appearance and body. Yet showing it off has never been my thing, except maybe when I was much younger, a lot more oblivious, rebelious, provocative, in a word, a teenager.

I prefer to let my clothes do the talking in a subtle way: a bit of bare legs, a lightly cinched waist, a nonchalant décolleté, slim silhouette or au contraire playing with volumes.

Bellow is a sample of outfits worn these past days.

Last saturday, as we were roasting under 40 Celsius degrees, instead of baring myself,  I was inspired by Tuareg's style: all white, loose clothes in cotton and linen, hair wrapped. In a stiffling atmosphere, who better than people from the desert knows how to keep cool?



shirt/chemise: Uniqlo - pants/pantalon: Zara TRF - sandals/sandales: André - bag/sac: YSL Downtown

By tuesday, the air was still hot but manageable around 30°C so I decided to try on tweed and wool jackets (haha! "Crazy" is my middle name). So here I am, after work, in the changing room of the Isabel Marant corner at the Galeries Lafayette.


 tank/débardeur - linen skirt/jupe: h&m - sandales/sandals: André - bag/sac:YSL

On wednesday, I put on my quintessential boho "summer of love" dress... 


jacket/veste: Uniqlo - dress/robe: René Derhy - sandals/sandales: André - bag/sac: YSL

And today, all linen look with a simple black shirt-dress under my trusted Uniqlo jacket.


  
jacket /veste: Uniqlo - shirt-dress/robe-chemise: h&m - sandals/sandales: Isabel Marant"Merry"- bag/sac: Balenciaga

8 commentaires:

  1. I LOVE the white linen look. absolutely perfect.

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  2. It is definitely harder to dress in above 30 degree heat.
    Well done
    Irene

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    1. Thanks Irene! Extreme temperatures are indeed always challenging style wise especially if one doesn't want to dress as if heading to the beach...

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  3. love your white linen and tank/skirt looks! i'm finally coming around to the necessity of breezy dresses and skirts :)

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    1. Thanks! One of the merit of heat waves is that it's so quick to get dressed! No need to think it over and over again with unnecessary layers.

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  4. And all of these outfits look cool and refreshing, you look comfortable as well as 'chic'- I love the grey in the second image, and the dress looks beautiful with the blazer. I always have trouble locating the correct skirt length, it has become something of a bugbear with me. Dresses would solve the issue but I am so reluctant to give up my shirts and blouses!

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    1. Thank you! Knee length are quite universally flattering I find but I also like the midi-mid calf lenghth.
      That said it seems to me that finding a well cut and fitted skirt can be as challenging as "good" pants.

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