Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Summer Wardrobe staples 2012/2013

I live for summer in Queensland. The days are long, sunny and gorgeous and the nights filled with warm, salty breezes.

My wardrobe staples are:

Long fun skirts.  This gorgeous one is only $45 at Tree of Life
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Colourful, floaty dresses. They need to breath. This one from Witchery $199.95 is perfect
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Fun flat sandals or thongs for the beach or school run. I love the colour and price of this Nine West ones. They are only $49.95 and of course, Havaianas, these slim Missioni ones tick all the boxes $69.95.

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Tan or nude wedges. I love a wedge for their comfort and height. I need these to stretch out my short legs. They are great to wear with dresses, shorts or jeans. Again, these are from Nine West $139.95. 
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A white shirt. Witchery always has great white shirts. I love the fun twist on the classic. The pleated back will cover my generous butt and the short sleeves will keep me cool $119.95.
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A great pair of skinny ankle skimming jeans in a neutral colour. I have been lusting after NYDJ ever since I first saw them on Styling You. These caramel ones would be perfect $104.
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Piles of light, colourful scarves. Like these from Sussan $29.95 and Witchery $39.95
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A great hat like this trilby from Witchery $39.95
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A big bag to fit in water, sunscreen and a towel. This Oroton hobo is perfect $545 but I might want to get it when it's on special.
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Large Sunnies. I'll take these Raybans.

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I could include a pair of shorts, but you will never, ever catch me wearing shorts.

Pass me a Mojito and I am good to go.

What are you summer wardrobe must-haves?



PS: I am joining up for Wordless Wednesday with My Little Drummer Boys

40 comments:

  1. The hat and sunnies are a given but you've forgotten the beach kaftan - the more bedazzled and over-the-top the better.

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    1. Yes, I did forget the kaftan. I haven't found one that I love (and can afford) yet.

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  2. Oh, I love the skirt and the scarves - I should try more summer skirts this year

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    1. Me too. I love Tree of Life for the cheap fun, light skirts. Rx

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  4. I am on the lookout for some summer dresses, my cupboard is bare, and I love those nude shoes.

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    1. My summer wardrobe needs some attention too, but I'm getting there.

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  5. Those dresses and skirts were beautiful but for me it is boardies all the way. I missed the lady like genes that are needed to wear all that flowing pretty stuff!

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    1. I don't know if it's the lady like genes - I just look terrible in boardies.

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  6. It's still a bit cool down here in Melbourne, but I'm really liking those nude wedges! Wedges are my favourite kind of shoe.

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  7. I still haven't found the perfect pair of wedges for summer, I don't want too much height. Any online suggestions?

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    1. My sister is the same. She found a pair she liked on Styletread. I'll have a look and see if I can see anything :)

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  8. I love the first skirt Rachel.
    My must haves are 3/4 pants / knee length shorts.

    Thanks for linking up .
    Trish - My Little Drummer Boys

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  9. Some great pieces their Rahche. Who would have thought to release a missoni havaina! Now everyone can afford designer footwear!

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  10. I love that first skirt. I've been on the lookout for some fun, long flowing skirts for summer.

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    1. My really should check out Tree of Life then :)

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  11. oooo I like the pants and white shirt...

    if I had spare money I would buy them!

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  12. Floaty dresses all the way - perfect for our humid Qld summers.

    You forgot swimmers!!!

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  13. Anything comfy as long as I have my sunnies!

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    1. I love my sunnies. I won't walk outside without them.

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    1. Scarves are excellent. I have way too many.

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  15. Jeans. Jeans are an all year thing for me. Unless I can find some nice airy black pants then jeans are my go to pants.

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  16. I need to get into more dresses this summer. I am a t-shirt & shorts girl normally. Whenever I wear a dress, people think I am going out for a special occasion which might be a bit of a wake up call!
    These clothes are definately my style of clothes.Thanks Rachel x

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  17. I love the hat! I refuse to buy a handbag as then Id be a grown up ;)

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  18. Usually just a singlet and shorts and I'm good to go. But I'm a fast-ballooning whale this summer. Any 2012/13 summer maternity wardrobe tips? I think maxi dresses will be my friend.

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  19. I love all of those. My only summer staple is a winning lottery ticket to be able to buy them all! :-)

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  20. You don't wear shorts? Wow! I have just picked up a dressy pair from Esprit and can not think of what I wore before!

    I think I need to pop into Tree of Life - those skirts are so pretty!

    I have all the other things in various forms!

    Great list! You are such a stylish chickee-babe!

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  21. I love these long skirts and dresses!

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  22. Great choices...love them all.... Especially the mojito! Have a fabulous summer x

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  23. Love this skirt! Might have to go and have a little peek today.

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  24. Such a great list, Rach. Love that Tree of Life skirt - such a pretty print. I tend to live in short dresses (definitely NOT shorts), jewelled sandals and my Havi's.

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  25. Oh I need some money to go shopping

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  26. Lovely collection you have their. All perfect for my lifestyle!
    Thanks for sharing : )

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