Its getting much warmer here for us folks in Asia and with that, out comes the clothing that I can withstand the climate in!
Maxi dresses are a relatively new addition to my wardrobe staples. At 5’2″, the idea of being swathed in fabric down to my toes did not appeal to me. I thought to myself “How are these ladies keeping cool despite wearing a full length dress?” I dressed for function and comfort most of the time (and I still do) but admittedly, I did get curious when I started fashion blogging a few years back. So many gorgeous plus size ladies in my blogger circle wearing such pretty maxi dresses! So I took the plunge 2 years ago and there has been no looking back.
I seem to be veering away from prints this year and this particular F21+ dress really appealed to me, probably because it seems a little Grecian … or would it be Roman? The colour is not something I have much of in my wardrobe, it is a much deeper hue of orange than I usually wear. I seem to be in Spring/Summer color palette denial! Lesson learnt from trying on a couple of maxi dresses now – it is very hot weather-friendly and may be a tad long for me but it lends an air of chic that I like.
This particular dress is very comfortable, soft (easily wrinkled as a result) and versatile – dress it super casual or go semi-formal like I did here.
Whats your go-to spring/summer dress style this season?
Oh, Birkenstocks. I wore you for all of high school and college, destroyed my single brown pair with years of wear and abuse, and wrote you off as a shoe of my past. And now you are trendy. Like Vogue trendy. And when I found myself in need of a pair of on-your-feet-for-eight-hours comfy black sandals, I figured hey. Why not? This Gizeh style is a little sleeker looking than the old style Arizonas I wore as a kid, but just as supportive and comfy. And since I fully expect a late summer heat wave – we always get one in September – these will earn their keep before getting shelved for the winter.
Anyone wearing Birks for the second time around? Or did you wear them all the way through, trends be damned?
I feel a little like someone has flipped a switch inside my head. Suddenly, the heels and fit-and-flare dresses that have been my wardrobe staples for years seem … done. Not done for good, but definitely in need of a little break. Lately I’ve been living in skinny jeans and floaty tops, or slouchy pants and lightweight jackets. And although this outfit features a fun pair of (thankfully comfy) heels, I’ve been all about flats for weeks. I’m still processing and exploring, but once I have a bead on where this desire for change came from and what spurred it on, I’ll share more.
Anyone else feeling the need for a personal style change-up? Are the shifting seasons monkeying with your dressing desires, or is something deeper at play?