|wearing: Lonely Lingerie 'Lace Galloon' bra, old sheer shirt, Le Specs eyewear and Glassons beanie.|
There's only one way to dress for summer for me - suffering under the weight of non-colour, layers and awkward stares.
Summer is not my favourite season.
I don't like tanning [it's built in people, I'm a native], I strongly despise the beach [nakedness and sweaty, wet bodies make me uncomfortable] and I suffer from headaches and blood noses should I find myself too long under the summer sun.
And I'm a Leo - the zodiac mystics that be denote that I am practically born of the sun.
I often find that Kiwi summers are so damn hot the sartorial choices are limited to a 2x garment + 3x accessory maximum* [not counting your grundies]. Being forced to strip back that far does not sit well with me at all.
So I load up on the roll-on deodorant and change to lighter weight fabric choices to keep my recipe of dressing intact and my body hidden.
|wearing: Neuw 'Marilyn' jeans, Mulberry 'Bayswater' bag and ASOS 'Apprise' boots.|
As a side note: let's discuss that shirt. It's old. It's from Supre back in 2007. Yeah, you heard right, Supre. I paid about $5 for it. I lost that shirt amongst the numerous house moves we have endured. Then I found it bundled up inside a box of paperwork. Then I nearly chucked it in one of those charity clothing bins. Then I thought how I was currently hunting for a decent sheer shirt. Then I figured I liked the self stripe and web-like texture. Now I wear it with a mix of shame, pride, triumph and fear of nipple slips.
*1. top, shorts, eyewear, sandals, hat
2. dress, bikini, tote, jandals, hat
3. bikini, shorts, eyewear, hat, coconut water.
4. skirt, singlet...you get the idea.