Contrary to what school calendars and office mentalities might suggest, summer is not even close to “almost over.” It is, in fact, very much “sticking around” until September 23rd, which means we have ample time to flesh out our respective summer style identities. This is an important endeavor, one that would not be complete without plenty of experimentation, trial-and-error, (gentle) slaps to your cheeks and forkfuls of freshly cut watermelon. As someone who has already spent a good deal of personal and professional hours dedicated to the cause, I’m here to give you a little motivational nudge.
Below are three summer style identities for your consideration. Each of them features a selection of pieces available through Klarna, a payment provider that gives you the option to buy now and pay later (or over time, depending on individual merchants’ policies), which means you can get what you want when you want it. Of course, like any other sort of payment structure, the bills have to be paid on time, so it’s important to always spend (and save) wisely. Go ahead and scroll!
1. The Perpetual Vacationer
Behold the summer uniform for those of us who are routinely dressed for an impromptu getaway, even if said getaway is simply a walk to the nearest ice cream store with a down-to-clown pal. If you like wearing bikinis as tops, keep a weekend bag within spitting distance “just in case,” draft funny OOO responses in your downtime, prefer flip-flops over every other form of footwear, and make a habit of treating Wednesdays like Fridays… this is the identity for you.
2. The Resolution Maker
Whether you are the person who treats summer like their personal New Year’s Day or you fantasize about being that person, here is an outfit template conducive to either actuality. There is truly nothing like dressing akin to a masseuse at a massage conference to help you fulfill all manner of self-promises, including but not limited to: going on more walks, wearing more sunscreen, and eating more heirloom tomatoes.
3. The Social Caterpillar
For people (like me) who are not quite introverts and not quite butterflies, who alternate between long stretches of alone time on the couch and close-friend catchups over Aperol spritzes, who blush when placed at the center of attention but enjoy it nonetheless, oh boy do I have outfit idea for you. It involves shoes that are comfortable to walk in, a skirt that can easily transition from lunch to TV-watching, sunglasses to shield your eyeballs from awkward run-ins with erstwhile acquaintances, and a bodysuit fit for lounging and frolicking alike.
Now tell me, have you found your summer style identity, or are you still on a fishing expedition?
Photos by Louisiana Mei Gelpi.