What to wear on those cooler summer evenings?
I don’t like wearing jeans in summer. Maybe it’s because I wear jeans so often in winter that by summer I can’t stand seeing them anymore, let alone wearing them. At least not when I’m going to a nice restaurant (even though the dress code in summer restaurants is casual or smart casual). So, for summer I need something to wear instead of jeans. Something you can wear anywhere, anytime, and dress up or down.
And here it is: I just love this jersey maxi skirt. It’s my new no-jeans jeans-substitute. Or something to that effect. I wear it on a hot day, and I wear it when the temperature drops. Did I already say how much I love it? And not just because of the stripes… the A-line shape is perfect, too: it allows me to move without restrictions but without too much fabric to drive me crazy.
A wool poncho is one of my summer staples for cooler evenings as it can be worn over any outfit. I have this poncho in white (you’ve seen it before with a pink top, red (worn here with stripes, and a lace skirt, and stripes again) and blue (worn here with a plaid shirt and with a Breton top).
And where did I wear this outfit? This is what we call a summer restaurant. It is located on a samll island, accessible by boat (the restaurant has a shuttle service, the crossing took about two minutes…) and open all summer. There are plenty of restaurants such as this one on islands around Helsinki. This particular restaurant is owned by a yacht club, so there’s also a marina on the island. By the way, the neighbouring island also has a restaurant…
max skirt: Lexington / silk-cotton sweater: Jigsaw / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana / shoes: Clarks /
necklace / Kenneth Jay Lane / white poncho: Marja Kurki / bag: Adolfo Dominguez
location: restaurant NJK, Helsinki
Do you wear jeans in summer?
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