Hey guys, Dash here!
I don’t know about you, but I’m off on my Summer holidays as of a week now now and we just had a gorgeous heat wave.
So, my attire had pretty much consisted of crop tops, jeans and shorts, in true keeping with the laid back beach Summer vibe.
But, all the while there was one big summer trend that I was hesitantly waiting for the right moment to give a go.
Wool and knitware for summer…
In all fairness it sounds like a pretty cute trend but I really wasn’t too sure how well it would actually go down.
Wool during a heat wave?…
Yeah, doesn’t sound like the best combo to me.
Wool and knitware has always been a big Autumn/Winter staple for me, with long, chunky knit cardies, mittens, leg-warmers and hats being my go-to’s. So, it’s obvious that I really love my wool.
The idea of the trend seemed nice enough, but I wasn’t entirely sure if this was one for me. Bringing some of my Wintertime stuff into Summer… I was dubious. Especially as I just love the contrasts between my Winter and Summer wardrobes. But me being me, I knew even if I wasn’t too sure, I knew I wanted to try it. Try everything at least once right?
So a while back, as I found myself (as I far too often do) wandering the aisles of Penneys, I came across this lovely little spaghetti strap crop top hanging on a rail.
Completely made from wool.
I thought it was so unique when compared with the type of knitwear that we’re so used to seeing.
Also, being such a gorgeous bright orange, mustard colour (great for splashing some extra colour into your wardrobe) I just had to have it and I’m loving it.
The key, I think with a trend like this is to just embrace it, even if it is a little different from what your used to, try new things. Find a piece that works for you and you’re comfortable with that incorporates the trend and just go for it.
For me it was this crop top. I love crop tops, they fill up half my wardrobe, if I’m completely honest. I’d seen a lot of other pieces that I just couldn’t see my self wearing at all, until I stumbled upon this one. Which is definitely going to be a must in my wardrobe now.
So, is this look cool or cringe?…
I’d say this one is pretty cool, once you find a way to make it work for you.