The only 5 pieces of clothing you’ll need this summer

Welcome back to MyVanityFlare!

It feels so good to write for you again. I’m so sorry for not publishing anything lately, but my life got busy with school year ending and I had to devote my time and energy to studying. Thankfully I can say that it was worth it and I’m content with the grades I achieved. Now that I’m done with that, one of my goals for holidays is to focus on growing this blog and creating amazing articles for you.

First one : The only 5 pieces of clothing you’ll need this summer.

The idea for this post came to me when I was away from home for a few weeks with just one small suitcase and so, only a few options as far as outfits go. It surprised me that I always had something to wear and was never unsatisfied with the way I look or feel. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? I know that for many people the concept of not having tons of garments to choose from seems more like a nightmare, but on the other hand they are usually the ones to cry and panic every morning because from millions of dresses they own not even one is suitable to be worn on this day. I also used to be like this, but lately I’ve learned to buy less, but make better choices.

PS: If you’d like an article on that please let me know in the comments.

Coming back to  summer clothing. Here’s what I think is important to consider when choosing an outfit during this season:

  • The weather

In Poland, where I currently live, it is around 30ºC. That’s a really high temperature that significantly limits the outfit choices I have. I refuse to be melting in the sun in the name of fashion (OK, I would do anything in the name of fashion, but I try to stay sane for the most part). It can be tempting to just go out in the bikini but society taught us that there are more classy things to do. So, all of the options I’ll present are really light, usually flow and they let your skin breathe.

  •   Your activity

I try to truly use the opportunities that summer brings, to their fullest, which means that I do much more outdoor activities than normally. Whenever I can, I use public bikes instead of busses or underground as my commute. I also try to always have a small towel with me and if it is possible sit in the park or in the beach and do my usual work. It can be tricky to be comfortable and not have a wardrobe malfunction in skimpy short shorts or in a tight mini skirt. I don’t think that clothes should cause you to change your daily plans or limit them, so in the gallery I created you’ll find pieces that are very universal and practical.

  •  The elegance

When we think about typical clothes to wear in the heat it’s often things like crop tops, dresses with cut-outs, ”booty shorts”, pineapple-printed shirts, baseball caps, flip flops and other beach/hippie-inspired garments. And don’t get me wrong, I love some of these too, but the problem is that I am aware that they don’t make me look particularly sophisticated. It’s not that I always need to or want to be perceived this way, but quite frequently I do. Living in the city, going to restaurants, museums, running errands, meeting people, I like to be rather elegant. Obviously I won’t go for stiff shirts, suits or long dresses. There are great options that say class and still are appropriate for when it’s hot.

  • * Trends

I wasn’t sure if I should include this point in here, because I am a strong believer that trends aren’t eternal and usually are just a tool to make us spend more money on the things we do not need. But there’s one thing that is certainly true: what is on top is what is on store shelves. Even when you don’t intend to, you probably subconsciously buy clothes that were created in accordance to what was presented on the runways and predicted to be profitable. Sometimes it’s even harder to find something simple and basic, instead of a garment all covered in sequins, because they are said to be trendy now. Don’t worry though, if I don’t enjoy what is popular I don’t promote it, I promise.

It is crucial in my opinion to find the balance between looking good and feeling good and I hope that what I’m going to show you will be helpful in achieving that. I can guarantee you that if you’ll take at least some of my advice you will be able to open your closet in the morning and without a single doubt pick your clothes  for the beautiful summer day ahead of you.

So, here are the only 5 pieces of clothing you’ll need this summer:

  1. Romper/ Jumpsuit

These are seriously life-changing. They come in so many different styles, materials and colors. I love the ones that look like dresses, because they are very often not tight, they fit really well and are perfect for when you want to be a bit more active. I recommend sleeveless ones and since I am a petite girl and always try to make my legs look longer,   jumpsuits with underlined waist are my go-to.

romper3
Bershka
romper9
Saylor
romper5
ASOS
romper12
About Us
romper1
Zara
romper10
By The Way.
romper7
By The Way.
romper14
Topshop
romper4
ASOS
romper8
Show Me Your Mumu
romper2
Zara
romper6
ASOS
romper11
By The Way.
romper13
H&M

 

2.  Camisole top

They are probably the best thing you can wear when it is unbearably hot outside. In fact, they’re there, but you literally feel like you’re naked. Which, in said circumstances is actually a pretty pleasant sensation. If you feel like they are a bit too revealing for the occasion you’re going to, you can always throw on a light cover-up and take it off when it’s no longer necessary. The really go well with both skirts, shorts and even when t’s colder with jeans and an oversized sweater. I love how they add a touch of effortlessness and nonchalance to every look.

topy
Zara
top5
H&M
top7
Bershka
top2
Topshop
topy5
Zara
top4
H&M
topy3
Zara
top1
Topshop
top3
H&M
top8
Bershka
topy4
Zara
top6
H&M

 

3. Wrap dress

Why wrap dress? Isn’t it just a dress? This style of dress is superior to others because of how comfortable it is. It leaves a lot of room for movement, doesn’t stick to your body, usually has decent length and again elongates your silhouette and creates the illusion of an hourglass figure. You can dress it up in a casual as well as formal way, depending on the accessories. It works well with both sandals, heels and sneakers. Also the  V-neck is preferable when you don’t want to break a sweat. Some of these dresses are technically not wrap dresses, but they do the job in resembling those.

wrap7
Zara
wrap10
Bershka
wrap9
Zara
wrap3
H&M
wrap1
Topshop
wrap2
ASOS Tall
wrap5
Bershka
wrap8
Zara
wrap6
Bershka
wrap4
Bershka
wrap11
Bershka

 

4. Skort

This name makes me laugh. But the garment is really a useful one. They are shorts that look like a skirt. I’m obsessed with these lately, since they are a compromise between  comfortable short shorts and elegant skirts. Most of the time, no one will recognize that they aren’t just a miniskirt and you’ll be able to do whatever you wish without worrying about accidentally showing too much. I recently bought a black, silky skort and when paired with a camisole or tight bodysuit it looks like I’m all dressed up, when in reality I feel as comfy as ever. Once again, some of the pieces below are just shorts, but  their purpose is exactly the same as skorts’.

skort6
Zara
skort8
BCBGMAXAZRIA
skort2
Zara
skort10
ASOS
skort11
`Bershka
skort7
Zara
skort1
Zara
skort5
Zara
skort12
Alice McCall
skort3
Zara
skort9
Free People

 

5. Mules

And lastly, you’ll need shoes. Mules are your summer staple. So many women complain that they have no comfortable shoes, that can be worn with  jeans as well as a dress. These are the solution. I picked the ones on not to high, stable heel. They’re essentially the more classy slippers. I was surprised to see how good they did on my bike rides and long walks around the town. I particularly love mules in colors that match one’s skin tone, because then they blend with the limbs and you get a mile-long legs look. This doesn’t mean only shoes in nudes, but also golds, silvers and also the transparent ones.

mul2
Bershka
mul11
Topshop
mul9
Gucci
mul1
Bershka
mul13
Schutz
mul12
BCBGeneration
mul10
Raye
mul6
Zara
mul14
Raye
mul5
zara
mul3
Bershka
mul7
Zara
mul8
Le Petit Trou

 

So, that’s it for this post, please let me know what are your go-to clothes for the summer,

Martyna