Summer is finally here, and I could not be more excited! Warm weather means that I can break out the bright colours, floral prints, open toe sandals…the works. But the best part is that I can finally wear fabrics that I don’t get to wear for the rest of the year – textiles like linen, crochet and cotton, to name a few. Cotton, in particular, is one of my go-to fabrics in warm weather – it’s lightweight and breathable, which means that it helps you stay relatively cool when it’s hot outside.
Furthermore, I am a big believer in the ‘less is more’ mantra when it comes to staying cool in warm weather. I love to wear shorts instead of long pants and feel the most comfortable in a loose, soft cotton shirt. The beautiful Camila Cotton Blouse by Aspiga is right up my street. Not only is it made of cotton and has a loose fit that hangs wonderfully off the shoulders (which means that I can stay cool as a cucumber while still looking stylish!); it also has gorgeous detailing to boot.
I decided to pair the blouse with casual, loose fitted shorts. The Marisa Linen Shorts in white caught my eye for this look. Linen is another great fabric to wear in the summer because it’s relatively heat resistant and allows your skin to breathe as well. These shorts were the perfect complement to the embroidered blouse, but you could just as easily pair them with a loose cotton shirt or a printed camisole as well – they are super versatile, stylish and comfortable. What more does a girl need?
Now, when it comes to footwear in the summertime, I love a good strappy sandal. The Komosa Sandal in Coral by Aspiga is a great pair – the nude tones mean that you can pair these sandals with many different kinds of outfits, and the beaded discs give a pop of colour that is perfect for spicing up an all-white outfit or complementing an already-colourful look without being over the top. The best part is that they are handcrafted from leather and of great quality, so they won’t come apart after a couple of wears.
To finish off this ensemble, I needed an oversized bag. I like to opt for large totes in the summertime, because they are great for carrying everything I need, whether it’s for a day out on the town or a trip to the beach, while also being versatile enough to work with different outfits. I instantly gravitated towards the Starfish Jute Beach bag, featuring a subtle embroidered starfish – the embroidery gave the bag an interesting twist without being too overwhelming and taking away from the rest of my outfit.
- Marisa Linen Shorts White
- Camila Blouse Marina Blue
- Starfish Jute Beach Bag White/Silver
- Komosa Sandal Coral
And there you have it, ladies! My ultimate, summertime ensemble. My favourite part about each of these pieces by Aspiga is the sheer quality of the craftsmanship, and the attention to detail in elements like the embroidery and beading – a summertime outfit definitely needs both. If you’re on the hunt for great pieces to sport in warm weather, look no further than Aspiga – you will find some great, one-of-a-kind pieces that will last you for summers to come.