Just like that, the August chapter has closed and we make way for September. It is hard to believe that the end of summer is upon us. However, I am not quite ready to give it up just yet and you should not either! There are just a few more weeks of warm weather left before we start to transition into fall. I want to make the most of it by going outdoors more, spending time with family and just enjoying life before autumn officially hits. This also means that we are in the final weeks of wearing our precious skirts, dresses and mini skirts, so let’s make it count. If you are ready to celebrate the final weeks of summer, here are some chic end of summer outfits to ensure you end the season with a bang.

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Old Time Elegance


I’ve been living in shirtdresses with midi-length hems lately. This type of dresses, in particular, perfectly exemplifies what I love about this style: it creates a look that is effortlessly elegant, polished, and timeless. There’s an effortless glamour from time’s past that has slowly been forgotten over the years, and although I love jeans and a tee as much as the next girl, a bit of old school elegance is what I really love.


Easy, Breezy Summer Dresses 

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Straw Accessories


My closet is filled with natural fibers and textures like raffia, straw, and jute. I love bringing elements of the natural world into my style , especially in the summertime. 
 Hats are an essential accessory for me all year long, with straw wide-brim hats being an absolute must in the summer months. A well constructed boater hat like this one is a summer staple that will transition seamlessly from the pool or beach to an afternoon or even evening outing. Combine it with your favourite colourful dress and you are good to go.


 Wide-Leg Pants 

Off-The-Shoulders Top


Here is your go-to outfit that will leave everyone speechless - wide-leg pants with delicate embroidered off-the-shoulders bohemian top. These two pieces together are classic pairings done by glamorous 50s movie stars. 
The wide leg pants are versatile with the perfect fit and feel so much better than your favourite jeans. With an array of colours to pick from and a flattering wide silhouette, these pants make the ultimate foundation piece for any outfit. Style them for work with a pair of pumps or breeze through the weekend in them with sneakers. 


Summer Matching Sets

The matching blazers and shorts make getting dressed a piece of cake, leaving you more time to play around with different accessories. 
 During this transitional time as summer begins to give way to fall, I plan on wearing all of my matching summer suits that I never had the chance to enjoy to the fullest since it was way too hot for them in July and August, but now it seems like the weather is more than perfect.

plaid pattern typically lends itself more with the fall season, which we are slowly approaching, but this particular design features a lighter colour palette, making it totally wearable in the end of summer too.


Summer Whites


No matter the season, white serves as one of the staple shades in my wardrobe. Also, the easiest way to keep cool in these balmy summers is to wear white clothes in breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. It’s no surprise that my collection of breezy white dresses or simple button downs has grown exponentially over the last few years. Along with being the perfect choice for hot summer days, they also boast an effortless style I can rarely resist. For that reason I’m always on the lookout for unique details and silhouettes that make a white dress or a white shirt unlike any other.


Bohemian Vibes 

Basket Bags


I think it’s safe to say that I have a basket bag addiction. It all started a few years ago with one tote…and then spiraled into a full-on obsession. I have far too many than I need, yet, I always find a reason for a new one. They’re quite possibly my favourite thing to wear everyday besides dresses, and more often than not, you’ll see me carrying one.  I personally love the texture that it adds to any outfit - tee and jeans just look cuter with a little tote, and some of my favourite dresses feel more day appropriate when I wear them with any one of my baskets.


I have always been a fan of everything bohemian, especially in the summertime. What I mean by bohemian - think of all clothing pieces related to hippie fashion, in which natural fabrics, retro patterns, neutrals and warm shades merge with 70s style accentsThe bohemian style is all about relaxation, so avoid your skintight shirts or body-hugging dresses. Look for billowing dresses and soft, flowing tops. If you can run through a field of flowers comfortably, it's probably a great bohemian piece.

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I hope these looks inspire you to go big and dress up in accordance with the end of summer.





Consider this your check list for your next summer get-away.

The truth is most of us pack more than we’ll ever need for a summer holiday, completely ignoring the majority of the contents of our suitcase and simply living in the same dress all week long. Consider this a quick check list to avoid over-packing and taking pieces that you have the best intention of wearing, but never actually will. So, I’ve complied an edit of the coolest pieces a.k.a. true summer staples that will legitimately take you from city to beach, day to night and ensure that you avoid those excess luggage charges.

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 Bathing Suit

When it comes to swimwear, I've always preferred one-piece silhouettes. Not only are they more comfortable to wear, but I also love their irresistibly classic feel, a subtle nod to style from decades past.

When selecting a new suit I try to find a fit that feels not only comfortable but also covering all the right places, so you could show off your summer glow with no worries at all.

This season has a variety of textures and prints to make finding the perfect summer swimsuit that much easier!

See below for a few of my favourites right now! 

 

Wide-brim Hat

Hats have always been a staple of my summer wardrobe, both for sun protection and for style. Even the simplest outfit feels intentional and put-together when topped with a beautiful hat.

Classic and feminine, the straw hat is perfect for an afternoon stroll, especially when paired with your favourite dress.

 

 White Shirt

    One of my everyday staples is a classic white button down that serves as the foundation piece from which to build new looks.  

    Whether relaxing in the park, or heading to the beach, this classic button-up shirt is an easy throw-on piece to pair with sandals and denim shorts.  

 A classic shirt is always nice, but finding one with added details like a ruffled collar or embroidery  is always special. 

    Lately, I have loved striped models perfect for the seaside, obviously.

 Basket Bag

    Over the years I've collected my share of basket bags, finally whittled down last year to a hand full of favourite styles. The texture and structure in these natural fiber bags compliment a variety of looks, especially during the spring and summer months. Woven totes, in particular, offer the room to carry all of my essentials when I'm on the go.

A mini basket bag, like this one with green textile handles with little white flowers, is perfect for pairing with your favourite summer dress for an evening stroll near the beach. 

 

Dress

A mini dress adds a relaxed, easy going style for summer, especially when paired with simple sandals or slides. Staying cool and comfortable this time of year is a definite priority, with heat and humidity on the rise. A breezy mini dress offers a great solution with minimal effort and a maximum return. Whether you are searching for a simple shirtdress, or something more romantic and/or statement-worthy, see below for the prettiest minis to wear all summer long!


Denim shorts

A quintessential summer-time classic that looks as good in the city as it does on the beach. Whether you prefer light washmedium wash, or dark wash, a pair of denim shorts is a timeless staple - tone it down with ugly dad sandals (a staple this summer) or your favourite white sneakers and a flower crown. 



Retro Sunglasses

One of my biggest sources of inspiration is classic movies, so it’s no surprise that I now gravitate toward silhouettes and details that will stand the test of time. Even when I’m wearing a more simple outfit, I love adding a vintage-inspired twist with sunglasses – you’ll never find me without a pair in my bag! From cat-eye shapes to coloured frames, sunglasses can make a big statement, regardless of their price tag.

    

After years of over-packing I’ve finally understood that less is in fact more. What are your ultimate clothing pieces and/or accessories that you never travel without?

 
No matter the season, white serves as one of the staple shades in my wardrobe. Also, the easiest way to keep cool in these balmy summers is to wear white clothes in breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. It’s no surprise that my collection of breezy white dresses has grown exponentially over the last few years. Along with being the perfect choice for hot summer days, they also boast an effortless style I can rarely resist. For thet reason I’m always on the lookout for unique details and silhouettes that make a white dress unlike any other. I bought this white Stradivarius shirtdress at the end of August last summer - it’s the perfect dress to spend long days walking and exploring while traveling. That's why I took it with me to Greece.. Plus, a classic shirtdress like this can be worn long after you come home from a trip. It’s one of my favourite styles to wear on a daily basis and even at work at the pharmacy. This one is cut to perfection- it ties at the waist, flattering the figure and is a midi length, which is the perfect length for an everyday dress in my opinion.


I think it’s safe to say that I have a basket bag addiction. It all started a few years ago with one tote…and then spiraled into a full-on obsession. I have far too many than I need, yet, I always find a reason for a new one. They’re quite possibly my favourite thing to wear everyday besides dresses, and more often than not, you’ll see me carrying one. Whether we’re traveling or I’m just running regular errands at home, I always find a big (or small) basket bag useful. I personally love the texture that it adds to any outfit - tee and jeans just look cuter with a little tote, and some of my favourite dresses feel more day appropriate when I wear them with any one of my baskets.
Perhaps best of all, basket bags come in a huge variety of price points, so no matter what your budget is, they’re a piece you can easily add to your summer wardrobe. If you love the look as much as I do, I can promise from experience: the cost-per-wear will end up in pennies! 


       I love pairing those breezy summer looks with neutral sandals, like this strap pair from    Deichmann. I bought them a few years ago in tan and in black and they are still my favourite sandals to wear all summer long with any one of my dresses. The leather is so soft and buttery and they’re  incredibly comfortable to spend the day walking around in ( I took them with me not only in Greece, but in Venice too, and there is a lot of walking in Venice I can assure you!). I highly recommend them if you’re  looking for a good traveling sandal. Plus, this tan colour is     basically a neutral, so they go with everything.


Dress - Stradivarius / Basket bag - Pull&Bear / Sandals - Deichmann / Jewellery - PANDORA

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During the summertime, we are extra grateful to live so close to Greece - just a few hours car ride and we are on holiday! Whether it’s early morning walks in the sand, beach days swimming in the sea, or sunset picnics, I'm always looking for the perfect summer outfit. Keep reading to see some of my favourite staples for summer that I keep on rotation since coming back home..
 

Wide-leg pants

No, you are not saying goodbye to skinny jeans forever. Skinny jeans and pants aren’t going anywhere anytime soon (at least in my wardrobe), but there are other denim styles you should get your hands on – and that’s the wide leg pants. They’re versatile with the perfect fit and feel so much better than your favourite jeans. With an array of colours to pick from and a flattering wide silhouette, these pants make the ultimate foundation piece for any outfit. Style them for work with a pair of pumps or breeze through the weekend in them with sneakers. 
 The real beauty about the wide leg pants is that the possibilities are limitless, so with each outfit change, you’ll feel even more fabulous.I felt right at home in these beige wide leg jeans and found them to be a great addition to my holiday wardrobe. No doubt I will be putting them to good use in the early fall season too, with all the boots, jackets, and sweaters. Simply can't wait!
 

Off-the-Shoulder Ruffles

 Here is your go-to outfit that will leave everyone speechless - wide-leg pants with delicate embroidered off-the-shoulders bohemian top.
 Off-the-shoulder ruffles give your shoulders all the attention and paired with wide-leg pants, your look will transform into something a bit more delicate. These two pieces together are classic pairings done by glamorous 50s movie stars. Have a go at this look and see if you don’t turn a few heads yourself.

Platform Shoes 

To give you a little lift in the leg, a high heel or a platform paired with wide-leg pants is a stunning duo. Although the wide-leg pants will cover the shoes most of the time, it’s the height and the confidence that this combination gives. For summer nights I wore mine wide-leg pants with platform sneakers with the exact same shade for extra height but in the early fall I'm planning on wearing these pants with platform boots as well.
 


Raffia Accessories

My closet is filled with natural fibers and textures like raffia, straw, and jute. I love bringing elements of the natural world into my style , especially in the summertime. 
 Hats are an essential accessory for me all year long, with straw wide-brim hats being an absolute must in the summer months. A well constructed boater hat like this one is a summer staple that will transition seamlessly from the pool or beach to an afternoon or even evening outing. 

My love for woven bags has been around for years, and only continues to grow as new styles emerge with unique details and designs. The soft texture and added structure of a natural fiber wickerstraw or raffia bag compliments a variety of looks, from denim to dresses. Woven totes and bucket bags offer room to toss in everything I may need during the day, while smaller bags and clutches with fun woven patterns and intricate details are my favourite to carry in the evening when all I need are the essentials.
 

Hat - H&M / Top - H&M for Coachella / Pants - Pull&Bear / Bag - Pull&Bear / Sneakers - Pull&Bear / Jewellery - PANDORA

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This weekend is Easter Sunday and I wanted to put together some of my favourite types of spring looks in case I have any last minute readers in need of a quick outfit. 
Easter is a big holiday for a lot of people. Sometimes it can be a little hard to shop for, because a lot of us are looking for that perfect Easter Sunday dress that’s not only cute but also appropriate for church or family-related events. What that means is, nothing too flashy or showing too much skin. The great thing about Easter Sunday is that it’s when spring fashion is truly alive. You can really go all out for your look with light colours, florals, and feminine touches that scream the very best of spring!
So whether you celebrate by going to Sunday mass, grabbing brunch or heading over to a relative’s house, I have the perfect outfit to get you through Easter and beyond.

Sage Green

Shades of sage have been on my mind for sometime and I have no plans of slowing down. Green and sage, in particular, bring us closer to nature and the calming feeling of being outdoors, making it an ideal choice to include in everyday styles, be it clothing, accessories, or home decor. For this Easter appropriate look I chose a suitable for the occasion blazer with fun and bright Vichy print that is one of my favourite patterns ever. Add a little backpack with a playful print of lemons and you are good to go.

(See the full post here.)


Pastel Pink

Pink has always been one of my favourite colours, from the lightest blush to the darkest rose. But more recently, I’ve turned to combining this favourite colour of mine with light grey pieces. For instance, in this outfit the blush pink trench coat stands out against the grey dress to create a soft, romantic look. Classic and simple combination, but no where near boring. The addition of blush pink beret in the same hue as the trench completes the look perfectly. Few accessories carry such vintage-inspired charm and timeless elegance, but berets are surely one of them.

(See the full post here.) 


Baby Blue 

There’s so much inspiration found in the soft blue shades of spring – a solid blue sky, calm ocean waters, a crystal clear mountain lake, or a sparkling swimming pool. Blue is another one of my favourite colours that I include throughout both my personal style and around my home. No matter the variation, from light and subtle to bold and strong, there’s always a perfect navy, royal, cobalt, denim, blueberry, baby or ice blue shade.
So serene and simple, not too bold, but always inspiring, blue hues are the cool choice for the perfect pop of colour to compliment your Easter Sunday outfit. 

(See the full post here.)


Lavender

I find it hard to resist beautifully made knitwear, especially in colourful spring shades, with embroidered detailsunique buttonslace, or appliqués. These pieces are extra special and need no complicated styling – just a relaxed-fit jean, or a patterned midi skirt in complimenting colours. 
The combination of the doll-looking collar with this beautiful lavender cardigan is ideal not only for spring but for Easter Sunday brunch as well..

(See the full post here.)

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What are your plans for Easter and what are you going to wear? 





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