It’s nearly the end of summer – the weather’s taken a bit of a turn: mornings are nippy and nights are cooling while the middle of the day is still generally warm. This past week I’ve had to pull out a few things from storage to accommodate the gentle dip in temperature though, which tells me it’s time to do a wrap up.
So, how’s summer been so far?
Not too shabby, really. We’ll never have the heat of Melbourne or Adelaide, let alone Queensland, but I think we had a decent summer this period. As decent as can be considering how far down south the globe we are.
Favourite items to wear
Without doubt, Grana’s silk-cashmere jumper was a firm favourite, along with their slub pima cotton tee shirt and this long sleeve oversized pima tee when the days were a little cool.
My best favourite tank ever is their trapeze style one. There’s something really flattering about the cut on my body shape, and the thinness of the pima material was a surefire way to stay cool on handful of humid days we did have.
The most worn pair of shorts were these silk ones, also from Grana. I’m becoming a teeny tiny bit less precious when wearing silk, mostly because even if I do spill anything on myself it’ll wash out easily. Oh, also you can dry silk with nothing more than a hair dryer if you’re pressed for time. Genius.
The ones that didn’t make the cut
My white linen shirt. I barely touched it and ended up retiring it early a few weeks ago because it just wasn’t getting enough wear. I think the main problems with it was the colour (super bright white and bird poo stains don’t mix), and the fact that my largest bird left claw holes in the material. Or maybe the point is that I’m just not a white shirt kinda gal? Maybe linen will work better in a humid setting? I’ll figure it out.
Denim jeans also fell out of favour, particularly my resin wash ones. I think I’ve only worn them twice this summer, and that was recently when the weather turned. Having said that, I’m loving the slouchy nature of the mum cut ones I did include, and wore them often at the start of summer until the weather got too warm to justify covering my legs up all the time.
A few favourite outfit combinations
I never thought I’d be excited about the transition into colder weather; I’m sure I’ll be eating my words by the time June rolls round, but I’m actually looking forward to putting the thinner, summery clothes away and bringing out the heftier knits and cosy layering pieces. Dressing for the cold seems easier than dressing for Tasmania’s ‘summer’ only because summer can be so unpredictable. The other weekend the mainland suffered a massive heatwave, meanwhile down here we had reported snowfall. You see what I mean?
I will probably regret this, but bring on autumn and winter!