SUMMER WON'T YOU LINGER A LITTLE LONGER
Here we are basking in the hazy sunshine and golden warmth of the ever so glorious late summer months where the mornings have begun to cool and the evenings light darken just that little quicker. Oh summer, won't you stay a little longer and let us embrace your softer rays, feel your magic breezes gently caress the hems of our dresses and envelop us in the memories of yet another wondrous summer that is slowly passing us by.
This time of year is heavenly for us in our little pocket of the world, Byron Bay, the crowds have begun to thin, the sand has formed magnificent aquamarine lagoons and the rush of the Summer seems to have abated once more. The endlessly sweltering days of high summer are behind us and have been replaced by a more subdued heat and plenty of sublime sunshine that makes getting dressed for the day a pleasurable experience again!
The fashion of late summer is truely beautiful, effortless, chicly colourful, floaty and just a little free spited. Here at Chasing Unicorns, we favour easy to wear classic styles at this time of year, statement-making pieces that require minimal effort for maximum pleasure. Jumpsuits are perfection for late summer style as they transition from the cooler mornings and afternoons right into the mid day sun with ease our "All summer long" romper is the eptiome of this, perfect for all day summer fun! From our fabulously pink “Ain't she sweet” linen long jumpsuit with its charming pink hue, floral embroidery and hand crochet edging right through to our 70’s inspired “Free as a bird” jumpsuit that is sure to become a most treasured staple with its voluminous linen wide-legged cut and bespoke floral hand screen printing or embroidery, jump-suits really are the only option for feel and look good style during these most marvellous late summer months.
Whilst we love a jumpsuit at Chasing Unicorns we do understand that they aren’t everyone's cup of tea..or should that be a margarita, it is summer after all! Some women are dress women through and through and we have to admit that there is nothing quite like the intrinsic power, subtle sexiness and true confidence that a dress offers its wearer. Late summer is ideal for those lightweight, mid length dress styles that easily make the transition from day to night with just a few accessories, a run of your fingers through your beachy hair and a slick of lipstick.
Our “Stormy weather” silk slip dress paired with some throw on tan sandals and a delicate gold necklace or two is sure to have you outfit ready for a day's adventures. When those adventures carry through to the evening, as all exceptional adventures tend to do, this silky slip dress has you covered with just a swap into heels or an ankle boot and the addition of a waist-cinching belt you are ready to run off into the late summer sunset and the night that awaits you! Another dreamy style that is just made for barefoot beach strolls, famers market perusing and champagne brunches with your girlfriends is our ever so sweet floral hand embroidered, cotton gauze “For the lovers” sundress as divine paired with a straw bag and sandals as it is with a leather belt, tan 70’s block heels and some vintage glasses. This dress is classic, graceful summer style at its best and most certainly at it's most exquisite.
Last but not least and ever so late summer appropriate is our “Since I've been loving you” statement jacket, a masterpiece of artisan skill, a floral symphony of hand embroidered silk inspired by the phenomenal piano shawls of the ’20s. This is a jacket that is lightweight enough for late summer wear, teamed with denim and a simple well loved tee for some serious day time charm or thrown casually over a slinky silk slip dress for a night of summer romance under the sparkling stars. This is a jacket so unique and so extraordinary that it truely is a once in a lifetime piece…a little like each Summer itself.
Late summer dressing is the ultimate, it is the most liberating time of year for dressing day to day and day to night. It is a time of endless possibility, of bold choices, of trying new things and reviving old favourites. It is a time of year that must be embraced for its captivating qualities and magical spirit. It is a time for living in each and every moment as summers luscious daze slips slowly away from us for yet another year.