Summer has officially begun in New Zealand, which can only mean one thing: summer wardrobe planning.
I continuously seem to gear myself toward a wardrobe with a summer focus, which is odd considering the mostly mild to almost non-existent summers we get in Wellington each year, so there is little that I feel I’m lacking.
1. Loose white singlet: Not a necessity, but definitely a nice to have, to throw on with a pair of shorts or a skirt on those warm summer days. I’m after something that is crisp in colour, in a scoop neck style, which is not sheer. I’ve almost given up on this relentless search, as I’m yet to find one that is adequate and meets my three requirements, which has resulted in many less than satisfactory buys over the years.
2. Striped short-sleeve t-shirt: I’ve been wanting a short sleeved t-shirt for some time, and with summer here now I can’t think of a better time to scout one out. I’ve had my eye on this T by Alexander Wang one for some time but always put off my purchase until it is sold out. Alternatively I’ve been considering one from American Apparel but I’m not sure I like the cut quite so much and I’ve had bad experiences in the past with their t-shirts pilling.
3. Cream loose fitting jumper: You would be surprised at how often I could probably wear a jumper during a Wellington summer. I’m the girl that still has the heater running while indoors and needs a cardigan when sitting in the sun. I have a couple of grey jumpers that fit the bill, but I’d like another option, in a tone that has a bit more warmth to it.
Short and sweet? Definitely. Ground-breaking? Not at all. I’m sure that my list seems far from inspiring, but I think perhaps that’s the beauty of it. Simplicity is definitely underrated, and needs often overwhelmed by desire. A pair of simple Salt Water sandals probably wouldn’t go amiss either. Considering my ideal plans for summer consist of lazing in the sun at the beach, and consuming copious amounts of ice blocks, the ability to be able to just throw on a couple of random things and just ‘go’, seems ever more appealing.