Thursday, 19 June 2014

FASHION: summer essentials

The summer weather in Belgium hasn't quite been very present yet, but as I'm preparing for my Big Fat Greek Holiday, summer outfits have been jumping in my shopping baskets anyway. Really, I had nothing to do with it whatsoever. Since you're here anyway, join me on an overview of my favorite summer fashion essentials. 

First and foremost, let's make something clear. I'm an autumn/fall kind of gal. Always have been. I can't stand heat, sweat or burning sun shine. Why? Because I just can't succeed in looking cute whilst trying to cope with the summer heat. But this year, things will be different.

Exhibit A: a playsuit. I never look good in playsuits, but this tribal printed one from Hunkemöller is so AMAZEBALLS. I'm so in love with it that I wear it around the house constantly.

Another impossible search for me has finally ended, the one for a maxi dress. Since I'm very petite, finding a pretty maxi dress was an undoable quest.

This maxi dress might look familiar to you, because H&M uses this print for at least six different dresses from their spring/summer 2014 collection. I'll tell if you won't tell, but it's actually from the pregnancy range. Not that you'd be able to tell, it fits perfectly around my (not pregnant) body without showing too much of body shape and falls to the floor perfectly (despite my 'petiteness').

A jumpsuit was another item I had never been able to find. This one from Hunkemöller is very clean cut and the black color slims down any unwanted body bits. Love!

I hate trying on and fitting bikinis, and can never find any prints that I like. In case you haven't noticed, I'm a very picky person when it comes to summer clothing (I apologize, mom). This one I didn't like on the rack at all (pun not intended), but when I tried it on, I fell in love with it. 

The design and cut of this bikini from Hunkemöller may not be everyone's favorite, but trust me when I say that this is the only bikini shape I can wear comfortably. Mother nature has blessed me, let's keep it at that. 

Lastly, I purchased some flip flops from Hunkemöller. I'm not crazy about this print, in fact I don't like it at all, but they were on sale and... well, they're flip flops. I don't really care that much.

Did you like my summer fashion picks? What is your favorite fashion item for hot summer days?

Xx Anine


  1. The first playsuit is amazing! I'm in love, i totally love playsuits!
    xprincessjas | xx

  2. ooh die jumpsuit is mooi! ik heb daar zelf ook al super lang achter gezocht, maar nog nooit het perfecte model gevonden :(