My Dream Summer Outfit

My Dream Summer Outfit

Lately, I’ve been adding a lot more timeless pieces of clothing to my wardrobe. The good thing about the current trends is that there are some details that I have always loved which have made it easier to add some classic pieces without compromising on looking trendy. It’s a strange time of the year, usually by this time, we’d be complaining about too much rain but this year, the rain gods have other plans. It’s so hot and humid that only a good 24 hours of incessant rains can bring some relief. 

Climate change is real and I’m sure most of you across the world can feel the impact of global warming, more so this year. Now that many parts of the world have opened for life before covid, this is going to get more intense. The least we can do is to be mindful of our purchases. Yes, the changing trends force us to redo our closet but every time there are some trends that are way more durable than the rest. So, opt for those and invest in good pieces which you can wear again and again. 

I’ve never been more excited for a trend than I am for this- beautiful midi/maxi dresses with statement sleeves. All of my favourite fashion bloggers are sporting the best cotton or linen dresses this summer, the brands are stocking up on these with beautiful designs and I’m here for this! 

In May, I bought this beautiful floral dress from H&M. It’s a piece from their Wildflower collection that launched a couple of months back and it was my favourite collection H&M has ever done. The collection included many beautiful dresses, all made of 100% organic cotton and have hand-painted flowers. When you think of spring/summer, you can imagine the beautiful colourful wildflowers blossoming here and there and this collection perfectly captured that! And as you can tell, it’s not a trend piece that I won’t be able to wear next year, this dress is staying with me for the rest of my life!
I love the smocked bodice and then it flows into a midi/almost maxi length depending on your height. My favourite features of this dress are the square neckline and beautiful sleeves. The sleeves have ruffled cuffs which look so cute and add to the whimsical effect of this dress. The fabric is so high quality and feels very comfortable on the skin. I styled it with cute strappy sandals, straw hat and a rattan bag. I can’t think of more summery outfit than this, can you?

I’m wearing

Dress – H&M

Bag – From local artisan (similar)

Hat – H&M

Sandals – H&M

9 Comments

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      July 12, 2021 / 18:10

      Thank you so much Kate <3

  1. July 7, 2021 / 21:19

    This dress is so polished and feminine. It is the perfect summer piece and looks fabulous on you! I agree that buying classic pieces instead of chasing trends is one good way to practice sustainability. Some of my favorite pieces from my closet are over 10 years old.

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      July 12, 2021 / 18:12

      Agree with you, I would love to see your favourite pieces! you should show some of them in some posts!

  2. July 8, 2021 / 03:35

    Oh this dress from H&M is lovely wonderful for a summer afternoon and I love where you took these photos the pergect backdrop!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      July 12, 2021 / 18:13

      Thank you, honey, this dress is really pretty!

  3. July 10, 2021 / 21:05

    OMG, you look so lovely!
    I loved the collection, had it on my cart and forgot to check out, everything was sold out! So sad!
    The print is lovely and you as gorgeous as always!
    Have a great week,
    S

    • rakhshanda
      Author
      July 12, 2021 / 18:14

      Thank you love, ohh so sorry you forgot! You have some really stunning collection…I know