What to buy when you realise you actually have no summer clothes.
Story of my life. Again. Regardless of how many articles I read in September urging me to start buying my summer wardrobe (hell, I even wrote some myself), I never listen.
December 05, 2012
Story of my life. Again. Regardless of how many articles I read in September urging me to start buying my summer wardrobe (hell, I even wrote some myself), I never listen. I’m that girl who’d sooner buy a coat at the end of winter just because I found it on The Outnet at 75 per cent off. Never mind that by the time it’s cold enough for me to wear, I would have forgotten all about it – and the couple hundred I laid down. So now summer’s finally here, if (like me) you’ve realised that the only weather-appropriate threads you own are a few sad T-shirts from last years’ Christmas sales, then it’s time to hit the shops. Here’s what you need to get you through the heat in style.
1. A pair of denim cut-offs, $110, One Teaspoon, oneteaspoon.com.au. Find them at a thrift store or make your own – just get your hands on a pair because once you do, you probably won’t take them off. Beach, bar, etc etc.
2. An oversized tank, $19.95, Spectrum from The Iconic, theiconic.com.au. You can half-tuck them into your shorts, and wear with…
3. A bright, sports-inspired bra, $85, Kj By Kirrily Johnston, kirrilyjohnston.com. Looks cool when peeking out of your singlet, but could also double as a bather top if you find yourself at a beach without any prior planning.
4. A dress that can do day-to-night with ease. This one has an open back – perfect to glimpse a flash of bright racerback action. The cut-out also keeps things cool in the summer heat, too. $79.95, Neon Hart from General Pants Co., generalpants.com.au.
5. The all-occasion shoe. Depending on your heel height preference, I’ve rounded up three of the ones I reckon can run the gamut of Aussie summer social activities:
flat boots (US$182, Pixie Market, pixiemarket.com), mid-heel boots ($189.95, Wittner, wittner.com.au) or comfy platforms ($299, Gorman, gormanshop.com.au).
Ellie Packer, features writer.