Random summer attire

For summer I like to keep things simple. My wardrobe this time of year consists in a lot of:
- button-up shirts
- dark colored jeans (dark grey and black)
- flats sandals and shoes 
- and also the apparition of the occasional smock dress.
(I also keep a cotton navy sweater aside just in case the temperature drops).

To me,  the flair of an outfit arises from the way garments are combined and their quality. Combining a simple men's shirt with skinny dark jeans, flat sandals and a super chic shoulder Chanel-esque bag is b.g.b.g. in a second.
Still on summer dressing, people tend to create an almost symbiotic relation between summertime and clothes with bright patterns and bright colors. Even though Karen Walker does the best patterns around I still can't get my way with patterns...I was really tempted a few days ago to buy a beautiful Karen Walker shirt with tiny birds as a pattern, but then I thought I might get tired of this print in a second. So I stopped my impulse.
Still my favorite patterns of all time are stripes, polka dots and the Liberty. 
What is your opinion on summer dressing? Am I the only one who hates crazy bright patterns and cheap colors? 

A.P.C. sailor navy dress

Steven Alan reverse seam shirt (with tiny dots)

16 comentários:

A said...

It's strange. I was always a stickler for simple cotton pieces in an array of neutral colours for summer, until recently. I've added a few bright colours into my wardrobe - a pair of Cos coral cigarette pants, a tangerine orange clutch from CdG - which make for nice accents on especially sunny and hot days.

K. said...

Liberty prints are always, always good for the summer. Love all your outfits! x

Nishe said...

Such a lovely post.

heart in a cage said...

I, too, dislike bright colours(at least on me). Sometimes I come across something nice in a bright colour/pattern but I end up not buying it because I don't feel like myself when wearing bright, patterned clothing.
I tend to wear more black during summer for some unknown reason, haha!
By the way, I love your wardrobe!

lin said...

I wear a mainly white, blue and grey, but I like an occasional pop of colour, usually mustard yellow. I think living in the tropics influences me to like a pop of colour from time to time. I;m not great with patterns either, I find I stop wearing them after a while, so I try not to buy them, but I just bought an A.P.C. shirt with a tiny acorn print - couldn't resist...

LuxeBytes said...

I feel very uncomfortable if I'm not wearing black, no matter the time of year. I've had a black-based wardrobe for at least 25 years and can't really picture myself in anything but. I have added a bit of navy and cream this past year -- slightly softer colors for me as I push 45 with a really short stick.

Fun blog you've got here.

Raquel said...

I completely agree with you. I see a lot of bohemian, tie dye, obnoxious color-combinations. Like you, I prefer classic summer clothes like stripes and neutral colors. Plus, menswear is always a good idea!

Cassidy said...

You have such lovely taste!

ashley moe said...

what a darling dress! perfect for right now.

Ashley said...

I live in my dark wash skinny jeans and my flared jeans and a collection of low key button up tops during the summer. I like a more laid back, muted palette for my wardrobe. I'm really only attracted to bright colors in fashion editorials and in other people's style. So the bright, garish demons get exorcised through my tumblr and not on my person:) xx

Flavia said...

I'm amazed by your aesthetics and to know that you're portuguese (right?).
This is probably one of my favorite blogs, I love it because you take wonderful pictures, you have great clothes, brilliant taste and witty writing.

Miss Ewig said...

I love polca dots!! The shirt you are wearing... Perfect! I prefer most of the time neutral colours and very simple paterns( it makes me nervous to much stuf and colours hahaha). The dress is very cute!!
Xxx from Formentera

M. said...

Lovely outfits, and I also like to wear dark colored jeans with soft pastels, stripped shirts and polka dots. I don't lie bright colors either.

kisses!

Meg said...

All of these photos are divine. Such a pleasure to have discovered your blog!
-Meg

surlespavesdeparis said...

I've read some pages of your blog and I must say that I really like it ! I was searching for a new blog to read, with style (not really about fashion) and I am happy to discover your blog !

mens jeans said...

I'm really only attracted to bright colors in fashion editorials and in other people's style. I prefer to wear more black during summer for some unknown reason. This is probably one of my favorite blogs, I love it because you take wonderful collections.

 

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