Summer in Sydney is endless weekends. It's ice cream at the beach, lazy strolls in the afternoon, talking for hours with new friends and long dinner parties that stretch on til morning. Summer fashion in Sydney is crisp whites, bright colours, flowing fabrics and tanned legs in raised hemlines.
This week we keep it short and sweet with a Summer fashion staple that's also been my personal favourite for a few years running. The playsuit - or romper (both names indicate you'll be having a bit of fun)is essential when the temperature begins to rise and all your previously cute outfits suddenly cling in places you don't want the world to see at 9 in the morning, and blanket your pores in a suffocating tent of humidity. The playsuit is practical, fun and glamorous all in one. Available in a seemingly limitless combination of colours/fabrics/cuts/patterns, it's one of those pieces that started out as a trend item for the exclusive fashionable few, but has since developed and matured into an all flattering wonder suit for women everywhere who suffered silently in seperates.
This cheeky little number caught my eye on a casual trip through a cheap and chic chainstore one afternoon. I love a good print and have been known to suffer a shopping blackout when anything features my favourite leopard pattern, so naturally I just HAD to have this brilliant yellow spotted number. The neckline was originally split almost down to the navel, allowing girls with cute perky B cup and below chests to maximise their cool down capabilities on a hot day - as I had a slightly (read: annoyingly) more ample chest to contend with, I decided a quick running stitch to "close the gap" would greatly assist in preserving my dignity outside of a nightclub scenario. Paired with a vintage clutch and an old faithful pair of Robert Robert blush strappy sandals, it was an easy breezy outfit for a trip by the water.