The sun is shining and it’s getting hot…
And I need some sun protection. No, not sunblock. I can’t stand it: it makes me feel sticky all over. And it smells funny. Besides, my moisturiser has SPF 30, and I wear it not just on my face and neck but also on my arms and legs… So, in a way, I’m wearing sunblock, I suppose…
But my favourite, tried-and-tested sun protection method is wearing something that covers my arms and legs. Or staying out of the sun. And as I’m not a fan of hot weather, that sort comes naturally…
The Golden hour on an island
Anyway… Warmer weather always makes me want to cool off by the sea. So, instead of having yet another walk in our own neighbourhood, Professor M and I decided to go to the seafront and see if any of our favourite summer restaurants would be open.
In case you’re wondering what a summer restaurant is, here’s a brief explanation: it is a restaurant which is only open in summer, usually because it is situated on an island, and can only be accessed by boat (in this case, about 2 minutes by a shuttle boat).
And all of these photos were taken just before 10 pm, about an hour before sunset, on our after-dinner walk around the island. Yes, sunset is very late here now, just before 11 pm. And sunrise is before 4 am, which means that it doesn’t really cool down at night…
This outfit is a good example of what I wear when I feel like wearing something in neutral colours. As you know, I never wear neutrals (i.e. light, earthy tones, such as beige, sand or grey). They wash me out completely. For the same reason, I hardly ever wear white or soft pastels. And when I do wear pastels, I prefer blueish tones because they provide more contrast with my skin tone.
This is what I call fake neutrals: light blue with navy and white. It’s a colour combo that suits my natural colouring better but has the same effect as neutral colours: very understated and calm.
linen shirt: Marks and Spencer (old) / dress: Pelle P / bag: Coccinelle /
shoes: Vagabond / sunglasses: Nina Ricci (old)
location: Liuskasaari, Helsinki
How are you coping with the hot weather?
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