I am so excited about this Summer, and all that it has in store! June is my birthday month, so I am obviously quite partial to this month in particular 🙂 There is just something about June that makes me think of bright, fresh colors and breezy sundresses. Today I wanted to share with you all the current inspiration for my wardrobe this Summer. I know this has been a long time coming, seeing that I usually like to post this type of thing months in advance, but with the fast pace of life at the moment, I say better late than never 🙂
I haven’t had any time to sit down and sketch out my list of clothing to make as is my custom, so get ready for a ramble-happy post 😛 My budget this Summer is so incredibly limited (hello, saving for new camera equipment), so “make do and mend” is my current mantra as I sort through my old clothes to remake, and sift my stash for some forgotten treasure. Bright, bold prints mixed with timeless silhouettes are a current favorite of mine, and creating effortless, statement dress designs that can be made easily from fabrics that I already have. I purchased a wonderful, ample yardage of some vintage striped cotton from Brigid, very similar to the Red, White, and Blue 1950s dress pictured above, so designing the dress and creating it is definitely high on my list of makes for this Summer, preferably before the 4th of July 😉 I’m also loving the classic, laid-back sundress silhouettes of the 1940s, and want to implement those styles more into my wardrobe. My favorite item of clothing for the Summer would definitely be the sundress: so effortless and easy, while still being timeless and classy. While I do love me some separates, when the humidity rolls in, the less fuss the better 🙂 Before it’s too late, I want to get my hands on one of the fabrics from Cotton & Steel and Rifle Paper Co.’s fabric collaboration, Les Fleurs! I’m a 100% sucker for anything Rifle Paper Co., so a dress made out of one of their fabrics would be a dream come true in every way!
What’s been inspiring you for your Summer wardrobe?
-Charlotte, the youngest sister & singer