It’s got to that point in a long, hot, humid summer where I really have an aversion to clothes covering my arms and legs.
Maintaining my personal comfort levels is crucial to my mentally and physically maintaining my cool. Some people get hangry. Me, I get humgry … anger bought on by excessive humidity. It’s not pretty, I tell you.
To keep the humgries at bay, I seek out and wear pieces in breathable fabrics, pieces that also allow for some natural ventilation via my shoulders, arms or legs.
The funny thing that also happens as it gets hotter and more humid each summer: I give even less f&*ks about my arms flapping in the breeze. It’s liberating, really, and I would (gently) suggest you release your arms to the world too. I feel the same about my legs. They’re far from perfect but they’re mine. They’re strong. I can even run on them now. I love them for that.
Long story short, why let our silly internal chatter stop us from feeling as cool as we can in summer?
This week I’m featuring one of my fave lifestyle labels – a label that makes it possible to feel effortlessly elegant when the heat is on. These pieces are from the wYse high summer 2018 collection and I think you’re going to love them too.
I’ve been living in camis of late and this one is a welcome addition to the collection. Its shape is super flattering, it sits beautifully under the arm and the tiered layer that sits across the bust helps to create an illusion of a high waist. It also drapes to sit at just the right length on the hip. I’m wearing this strapless bra in the above photos.
This is the ideal length to work back with the tube style skirt featured. This style of skirt is SO invaluable in your wardrobe. It can be dressed up with a wedge as I’ve done. (Have your grabbed a pair of FRANKiE4 Footwear ALYCE wedges as yet? Hop to it. They’re back in stock and they’ve been my go-to heel for summer.)
Add a pair of mules and a lightweight jacket to this outfit and it’s office ready. It’s flattering – and comfortable. Tick. Tick.
The skirt is made from an eco-friendly modal fabric, made from the pulp of beechwood trees. The top is a micro modal made from the same pulp but in an extra light and soft version.
So, tell me do you put a lid on the internal chatter and get your arms and legs out in summer? Have you tried on a wYse clothing piece?
* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here.
Get your wardrobe sorted for the New Year
The start of the school year usually marks a line in the sand for me in terms of back-to-work and back to a regular routine.
In my head – and in my wardrobe – I’m still at the beach or playing resorts at home. But there is business to be done. It’s time to get my wardrobe working again for a new year.
I know I’m not alone.
Maybe you work in an office, maybe you work from home, maybe you’re a stay-at-home mum or grannie? If you want to get your wardrobe organised for the year ahead so that you feel comfortable, confident and appropriately dressed for whatever your day dishes up, then my upcoming back-to-work mini capsule online style program is for you.
We’ll be launching early February, and much like our Ultimate Capsule Wardrobe programs, I’ll be offering up a capsule wardrobe for inspiration. You’ll create your own capsule based on my prompts and we’ll share two weeks’ of outfits together in our dedicated Facebook group.
Stay tuned for more details, but if you’d like to try and win one of 5 spots in this style program, head on over to this blog post.