I don’t know the right definition for this style. It’s a subgroup of minimal, a branch of casual, modern rendition of country and toned down version of urban. Since there isn’t name for it (as far as I know) I called it slow dressing, by virtue of slow living. Slow living is a life style that’s been booming for the last couple of years that mainly promotes everything healthy, comfortable, sustainable, of quality and takes time. It includes grinding your own coffee beans, growing your own vegetables, enjoying life in every aspect and not rushing through it. By living this life style you are saying no to everything artificial and stressful, which also includes the way you dress. The people who “dress slowly” always choose eco friendly brands that use quality and sustainable fabrics and timeless, comfortable designs over fast fashion, trendy clothes and cheap craftsmanship. Even though I’m in fashion and somehow obliged to follow new trends to an extent, I find my daily wear is getting more and more close to “slow style” …
There was a time when it was September that I started shopping for new season, thus went bankrupted year after year around the same time, and I made my peace with it. I saved up, unlike other people who spend all their money on June sales, I held myself back all summer long and went nuts when autumn hit. And as you can guess most of those aforementioned savings went to Zara, but I guess Zara is unwilling to wait until September to clean me out – the new Studio collection already hit the stores and I’m hopeless. The slit skirt, the midi white structured tunic, flare pants, frilled crop tops… where do I begin? How do I stop?
Is it a dress? No! Is it a romper? Noo! Can only Taylor Swift or Aussi fashionistas rock it?? Not anymore! Is is appropriate to wear it outside the bedroom or events other than music festivals? YESS! One of the biggest trends of the summer is dressing in matchy matchy sets, and when I say set I don’t just mean black crop tops and skirts, I’m talking about a serious print, texture and color game that not everyone can pull of. I, for instance, am not cut out for the task. I can’t even wear same color head to toe, that’s pretty much why I dislike wearing dresses, so this matchy matchy thing is off limits for me but I’d like to see the rest of the world try. And maybe someday I’ll join you guys. With a black top and skirt.
All my life I’ve worn bikinis, even when I was a chubby little kid I found a bikini that I liked and only wore that. Only it’s this year that I discovered the charm of one piece, elongating the body all the while hiding my non-toned stomach and muffin tops. Kinda making me wonder why it took me this long to consider it but I’m not focusing on that, maybe I waited to grow up a little, who knows. So this year, I’m planning to pre-tan somewhere with a tiny bikini and then wear swimsuits ALL-SUMMER-LONG. I already have a swimsuit that has all the surprise at the back and now I want something to bring the party to the front. When it comes to sexy one pieces, it’s better to take the plunge – literally and figuratively – a deep, deep plunge.
As we dramatically and suddenly changed our plans to go (back) to Turkey for summer vacation, I am left with only two weeks to load up on all my swimwear needs (it doesn’t matter how many bikinis I already have, one always needs new beachwear every year) and I started to regret not checking out swimsuits before and saving for later, that was until I discovered this online boutique, a website dedicated to – well literally – swimwear. Bikinis, one pieces and cover ups of different brands all gathered together with a price match guarantee; this god sent website is getting me ready for summer. After getting this striped swimsuit from Saha I may not need anything else actually, but there are still couple (lots) more favorites that I’d have bought had I not been a bankrupted shopaholic.