I am thinking about summer. The heat came on last night right before I fell asleep, and it was so warm and comfy in my room. As temperatures rise, though, I'll be listening to the AC cycle on.
It's time to think about cool clothes and coverage.
I have a plan, one of those wonderful SWAPs we all love to dream about. It is not set in stone, and in fact, I really don't have more than one or two particular patterns I'd like to include. All I know is that when the heat is on I'd better have loose, cool, coverage.
Fabrics: soft linens, cool cotton voiles, romantic gauzes. I sent some wonderfully thick and interesting fabrics to Theresa of Camp Runamuck, leaving room for lighter fare in my closet.
Colors: in the process of adding back in my normal winter colors of blue, teal, cool reds, lavendar and white. Do you remember my hair fiasco when the stylist turned it blonde? I wore those blonde streaks and sewed a brown SWAP to match. Those browns, taupes and greens are leaving as they age in my closet.
Style inspiration: I have been pinning lots of styles which feel right to me and I see some commonalities-casual luxe, sporty, light knits, linen and cotton blends, loose on top or bottom, solids a palette for jewelry and accessorizing.
I don't want to limit my movement and activities because of what I am wearing-I want to wear clothing which allows me to do what I love to do and look stylish at the same time.
Patterns: The above two looks will be fun to duplicate using simple tank patterns, a maxi skirt pattern, and a capri pattern. I also want some dresses and here are a few I love. ,
A simple knit dress can go anywhere depending on fabric.
A maxi dress provides some coverage from UV and the tie is cute.
The new Marcy Tilton dress and cardi combo will be fun to work with and the cardi pattern will be a staple for me.