It goes without saying that Seattle is just the prettiest during the summer. Therefore we don’t waste a single day, because we know the grey skies are about to make its appearance and don’t know how long it’ll stay (eight months if I have to guess). It’s sad to say it’ll be over real soon from Kinsley starting a new year in school and the family gets back to the “normal” routine.
Some highlights over the summer fun we’ve had: my brother and his family visiting, endless visits to the beach, Kinsley learning how to ride a bike, my marathon trainings, short road trips to Vancouver and to finish off with a visit to the “playa” a.k.a Burning Man happening next week. (Stay tune for the post on all the fashionable costume I’ll be reporting back.)
For now I leave you with how to style your summer sweater when the weather begins to cool off. Summer sweaters are my faves when I want to keep warmth without wearing a wool sweater. A perfect way to transition into fall (check out this post). I designed this sweater a few years ago and it’s one of my favorite go-to piece. It’s made of cotton tape yarn and even though it looks chunky, it’s very light weight. The cotton and looser knitting makes it breathable without losing its shape. And I’m crazy about the deep v-neck! The length hits at the right proportion to the short. I also would wear it over swimsuits, when it’s time to relax and sit back with an ice cold drink! (In my case, a refreshing mint lemonade sounds good about now!)
These polka dot shorts are from Vee Vintage. This classic pattern is timeless and bold at the same time. I was inspired by the latest Yayaoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors art exhibition at the SAM (Seattle Art Museum), when I put this outfit together. The resort short has a paper bag waist to create volume at the leg opening making it comfortable, when you want to feel relax without looking casual. Also, I see myself styling it with a pair of white sneakers and a ruffle top.
I found this box straw bag from Amazon. There are many styles out there, but this one is simple and enough to hold all my essentials. The adjustable straps creates a shoulder bag or a cross-body, when I need to be hands-free chasing Kinsley around. One hand coffee, the other holding her squirmy hand.
I restyled these Dolce Vita shoes here and pretty much worn these all summer long. These sandals are versatile, with a “business” in the front and “party” in the back.
Do you have a favorite summer sweater? Please do share!
Enjoy the rest of the summer everyone!
All photos by Jason Tang