30 Jan Summer Days and Styles
Summer is for most of us the most favorite season. The days are longer and sunsets later and feels like those endless carefree days where you can swim in the ocean, eat gelati and socialize more. The summer breeze brings a different revived feeling in all of us. It isn’t just a feeling but a liveliness that spreads around the city. Outdoors is the new black. Dresses, linens, colours, sandals, espadrilles, loafers and bumbags. All things that give the minimalism style. Summer can be very hot so loose and light wear is important. The less accessories sometimes the better as the heat can make you feel uncomfortable. Maybe just a few things but not a lot. Lightweight all the way. One thing that is important is comfortable footwear. We all know that we swell in the heat so strap tight stilettos may not be your best best on a ridiculously hot evening. Or day for that matter. Maybe if you are going from A to B and are in an air conditioned place but to be standing for a long period or walking a lot your feet will definitely feel it. Wedges, open toed, slip on’s and sandal like shoes can all look stylish with a dress or one piece. Men have it slightly easier. Shorts, linen shirt. Tee shirts with loafer and the nautical deck shoes all look great and very stylish for the summer months. Men can get away with wearing a crisp shirt or tee shirt with good quality pants and shoes. Linen is a great material and has been around in Europe for men for a very long time. Always on trend and always looks polished and stylish on a man.
In summer it feels as though everyone comes alive and is happier and more relaxed. It is where one can finally let go of the harshness of the cold winter and be open, alive and free. Winter, even though one retreats and hibernates, has its place as it is important to do that. That’s what it is for. Going within, enjoying the warmth of a home or a venue and go in rather than be out. Summer is a time of exploration, being outside and feeling the summer breeze and all that it gathers. More social connections and outdoor events, later nights, activities, outdoor sports the beach and it is also where outdoors bars and pubs have a wave of atmosphere also. Summer days brings that connection of people and water together. The ocean and looking out into the infinite brings a sense of wonder, calm, de stressing relaxation and contemplation. The water for many is a form of meditation. No wonder people are drawn to the beach. Not only for a swim and for a sun bake but also for the sound, the beach, the calm and the ocean. Whether you are on a boat or swimming, the ocean is a beautiful part of summer. For the beach it is simple. A bikini or bathers and a beach bag filled with all things beach. Sun screen, magazines, hat, sunglasses, sarong or beach dress. The beach accessories is what makes beach wear stylish. There are many brands that make lovely beachwear. Colours, prints and styles. Beach wear can be sexy and stylish whilst you strut your stuff either by the sand or in the water. Does everything have to match? No it doesn’t but if you have black or white or one coloured bathers then maybe your sarong, beach dress or bag has a point of patter or colour. Beach accessories is where you would style it up. Thongs, slip on shoes and hats. Anything goes by the beach. So as the last summer month roles in just enjoy the sunsets, the spritzes and the seemingly endless summer days. Do protect yourself in the sun, do enjoy more social connections, do have fun, do love the water and do drink in moderation. Don’t stay indoors too long. Get some air. Don’t over do the sun and drinking . Don’t always wear dark colours. Do wear colours. Do be happy. Do embrace all the positive rays and healthy summer food and drinks. Just love summer. Beach and all.