So without sounding too mean to this post: I am really looking forward to getting through my last-second-summer-holiday fashion posts to start chatting about what we’re all thinking about: Autumn Fashion. However, this ‘Style Highlights from Mallorca’ post features my favourite shorts ever (how did I live without you before, Cecilie Copenhagen?), so I think we can forgive it for being slightly out of season.
Have you guys ever been to Mallorca? I can’t even about that coastline. Rugged, rocky and deep in a way that I can’t describe. Growing up in South Jersey, you are pretty much 45 minutes away from a beach in every direction, but that’s different. That’s sandy, jelly-fish-filled, ice cream and boardwalk kind of beach. Mallorca — similarly to Croatia and other European coastlines — is something totally foreign and just so breathtaking. For evidence, see my last post where I frolicked on the rocks in my favourite Zara dress.
What I’m Wearing: Outfit 1
Now onto the fashion. Again, I mention the shorts. They neatly nestle in the Holy Trinity of Fashion Items: fashion-forward, comfortable and easy to style. There are not many items I could say this about, but I could wear these shorts on the beach in my bikini and then wear them to dinner with this top. And as a quasi-fashion blogger, there is nothing better than discovering a non-high street brand that is well-designed, comfortable and somewhat affordable.
Also, I am not sure if I’ve ever gone on my rant about white shirts here (if I haven’t, I apologise now for what you’re about to read). Most white shirts are in that crisp, easily-wrinkled cotton that drive me nuts. I tend to want one, buy one, wear it once, wash it and then never wear it again because it never fits the same again. However, this white shirt from H&M: a dream, in a soft cotton that doesn’t wrinkle as easily and looks great when tucked into jeans.
What I’m Wearing: Outfit 2
Same of the Holy Trinity above, this Zara dress is the easiest to throw on, look stylish and — best of all — no bra required *does a celebratory dance*. I actually saw this dress at Zara, was unsure about it, then saw someone else on the street wearing it and immediately thought, “That looks great and I have to have it.” Nothing quite like style envy to motivate one to buy new items.
As much as I tend to be an Autumn/Winter dresser (Spring/Summer or Autumn/Winter kind of person? Trust me, you know which you are), I admit that I really loved planning my outfits for this trip. Blogging has made me think a lot more carefully about my outfit choices, and by doing so, I am really learning to appreciate Summer Style. No dread about pale bare legs in sight.