I’m a huge lover of my (many) little black dresses. They work for all seasons, they work with most accessories and I can always count on them. And then each spring and summer, the florals enter the stores and brighten things up. But there is one thing I especially enjoy in the summer and that is a beautiful and bright coloured dress. I prefer this over a floral dress for many reasons.
Having lived in Sweden most my life, summer is the time of year when I can go bear legged and wear light coloured bottoms. However, now that I live in San Francisco, this is no longer the case and I can wear whatever I want most of the year.
To me it’s pink, it has always been a favourite, especially hot pink or fuchsia. So for this summer, I suggest you add one more dress to all the florals. Choose your favourite color and find a well fitted dress in that color. Match it with neutral shoes and accessories and keep the make up light. Then proudly accept the many compliments you will get when you enter a summer party.
Some of my pink dresses over these past years
The cold evenings, the ladies lunches and perhaps the date night, all could use a good blazer or jacket you can casually through on. Summer means travel, and to me it is important to pack versatile pieces that allow me to travel light. And especially if you travel with kids, then you probably already know that you need to make each piece count.
Each summer, I like to have a white, off white or cream coloured blazer in a fitted cut. However this year, the blazers are looking more maskuline and the cut is looser. So if you have a white favourite blazer, go for it. But if you’re looking to update your summer wardrobe, look for a looser fit, longer hem line and softer fabric. Wear your white blazer with denim and heels, or with a floral dress and a pair of comfy slides. Or dress up your favourite shorts by throwing on the blazer.
Sometimes I just feel like putting on one thing without having to combine pieces together. For that and for the fact that jumpsuits have a very feminine feeling, I love a good jumpsuit in the summer. The one I’m wearing here is from H&M and I love the wide legs and floral pattern.