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.
Anyone with even the teensy bit of frizzy hair knows the cardinal hair rule of summer: no blow drying, straightening or product is going to help you deal with your crazy hair in a heat wave like a scarf can. Keeping your hair in one place (or better, totally hiding it sometimes) all the while acting as a cotton towel around your head helping with the non stop sweating, chance to wear a different color or print everyday and a million ways to wrap it up (turban, headband, bandana, around the bun, in the braid, knotted, tied, let loose and so on) it is the ULTIMATE summer survival tool. Believe me, once you start scarfing there’s no stopping.
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.
When a trend manages to be super repellant and unorthodox, almost preposterous at the same time, you can bet all your money on me falling for it. Or better yet, put your money on these furry shoes (my favorites are these Undercover and Senso pairs)- mostly sandals – that will keep your feet warm when you absolutely don’t need it at all (unless you are one of those street style star wannabes at winter fashion weeks). I am literally attracted to how ugly they look, I think this really is a fashion thing and I’m not expecting anyone to get it. If you do get it but don’t want to spend money on something you probably won’t wear next year, my solution is to get a strong double sided tape and a piece of old fur stole from a vintage shop, cut and paste it on your shoe of choice et voila.
So the shoe that your boyfriend is going to hate to his very core but you will love more than anything in your closet is here: the flat mule. It combines the oriental aesthetic and comfort of a slipper and chicness of a pointed toe loafer, making your summer days a little better. Lucy from Fashion Me Now and Emerson Fry lookbooks are my ultimate inspirations for the trend which actually requires no inspiration at all; just slip them on with whatever and go! .