Summer wardrobe wishlisting

Joie ‘Felix’ top, T by Alexander Wang stripe t-shirt, Vince textured v-neck sweater

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.


  1. rachel November 30, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    love that joie top, nothing better than a crisp white tank in summer.

    AA tees definitely pill a lot. I have a short sleeve striped tee from bassike that I love x

  2. Fauxionista December 1, 2012 / 1:43 am

    Cute sandals! Also, total sucker for striped tops and I lost count of how many I have now. Heh. I wish it was Summer here!

  3. winnie December 1, 2012 / 5:13 pm

    I love all those finds, that Joie top is so pretty – that would look so great with some little shorts or even with some skinny jeans. Wish it was Summer over in the UK, I just bought a winter coat because I couldn’t bear the cold any longer!

  4. catssaymeow December 2, 2012 / 8:01 am

    Love the white tank… For some reason though, cotton tees do not look ‘right’ on me 🙁

  5. Madeline December 2, 2012 / 2:06 pm

    I really want some of those sandals, there’s so many colours to choose from! Love the scalloped singlet too

  6. MARJOLEIN December 2, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    Summer has just begun?! WOW, I’m jealous as we had the first snow yesterday!

    x Marjolein

  7. steph December 2, 2012 / 10:20 pm

    ah the perfect white singlet has always eluded me too!! have heaps of unsatisfactory buys myself – but i love the scallop hem of that joie one you picked. i don’t remember a lot of summer in wanganui but i know it’s definitely not as scorching as it is here! i can’t imagine wearing a sweater now 🙂

  8. Izzy December 2, 2012 / 11:34 pm

    these are gorgeous staple items for the upcoming summer. It’s been a really hot spring already, for Aussies!

  9. Maria December 3, 2012 / 1:08 pm

    That singlet is beautiful, such an elegant shape!

    Maria xxx

  10. Marlene @ chocolatecookiesandcandies December 3, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    I bought my little girl a pair of Saltwater sandals over the summer. They take a lot of beating but still look good. I’m all jumper crazy at the moment, probably because it’s so cold here.

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