Richard Nicoll SS'12 - dazeddigital.com
Today I'd just like to voice my frustrations over the curse that is Summer "style". Note that my constant disgruntled demeanour primarily stems from the low-yield street-style-hunting outings in the name of Sportsgirl's Style Snaps over the past month, and the burning sunshine which ruins such photos & renders me a constant sweaty mess. With no options for layers & the omnipresent sweat-patch-development fear (yeah, marle grey was a bad choice), I am currently feeling uninspired by both my fellow Perth-dwellers and my own style. Call it seasonal style-dysthymia if you will (S will recall our lamentations from back in early 2013), but does anyone else apart from us two feel like there's just a rut in terms of awesome things to wear at the moment?
Thanks to last year's "style cleanse" that took the blogosphere (and us) along on a breton-striped, basics-only ride, I would love to say that the rebound rags on offer would be even more appealing. But we're just not feeling it. S mentioned last week that she's struggling to find things that she wants to wear, & I guess I'm in the same boat too. Uniform dressing only cuts it for a short while until you're bored with basics... & it also makes for some pretty banal blog-fodder unless you keep updating your collection. (Note that you also can't wear leather on leather in 30 degrees lest you desire some heat stroke. It's just not do-able!)
That said, the countless problems that mindless consumerism creates far outweigh the potential monotony of the investment dresser, so I definitely know which path I want to take when it comes to bolstering my out-of-hospital gear this year and beyond. Quality over quantity folks, and choosing items that suit me & my body. And with the weather cooling down (hopefully) soon, I know I won't be alone when it comes to enjoying layering & long sleeves. To be honest, I'm probably just sick of seeing droopy bottoms and saggy boobs! Add to that a lack of weather-appropriate inspiration from my favourite European & American blogs, plus a whole lot of inappropriately-exposed bikini/underwear clad Aussie bloggers has made for some lacklustre inspiration on thirty-degree days!
Darling Perth, will you be better for my street-style hunts when the weather cools down?
Better yet, can someone please tell me what "Summer style" for Australia is? (apart from my 3-outfit-rotation boring-ass solution?)