The start of the new season is always an exciting time and as much as I love beaches and sun-kissed skin, my sartorial heart really lies with Autumn/Winter and the promised comfort of cashmere knits and layers of warmth. But whilst we’re currently in limbo with the seasonal transition, there are some summer trends I’m holding on to for just a little while longer.
The 90’s slip dress is quite possibly my favourite summer piece. It is the one item I can rely on to take me through day to night on sunny days whilst remaining effortless and laid back. Normally I would head straight to black or navy to get my slippery fix but more recently I’ve been drawn to washed out hues of pink. This is a first for me as I’ve never really been a girly girl and am a colour phobe at the best of times. But the unexpected elevation it gives to my wardrobe staples has given them a whole new sense of appeal and bought them bang in to the new season whilst remaining a bit of a tried and tested comfort blanket. Having lived in this ASOS slip dress for most of the summer I’m really not ready to give it up quite yet and layering it over a cashmere roll neck and adding my trusted biker has meant that it’s still got a few more months of air time left in it.
Another first for me is the statement earring. Not having used my ear piercings for the best part of a decade I was fairly reluctant at first to get on board with this new trend. But these drop hoop beauties by Orelia have been a bit of a game changer. Dressing up the most basic of outfits the 80's statement earring is back with a bang and I’m completely won over.