Beside The Seaside

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Nothing evokes the carefree childhood memories of summer quite like a day at the beach. Back when we spent our carefree summer afternoons by the sea being sandcastle architects and ice cream connoisseurs, our style choices were the last thing on our minds. As summer quickly comes to a close, channel that youthful nonchalance of yesteryear by sporting a fun childhood inspired ensemble.

Aside from triggering a rush of 90’s nostalgia, denim overalls have made a major fashion comeback this year. The surprisingly versatile and wearable Osh Kosh throwback can be dressed up or down depending on how you choose to style it.

Here, pair of light denim short overalls are paired with a colourful rose print T-shirt for a super-casual take on the trend. To avoid looking too dated, wear this one-piece unbuttoned on one side for an undone and modern feel.

The beauty of a super-casual look like this lies in simplicity and ease. A quirky scissor necklace, a bright pair of square retro shades, and crisp white Adidas sneakers are all that’s needed to top off this carefree summertime beach outfit.

Reem Buhazza

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Photography by Frances Ramirez Editing by Mona Hamid

Styling and Modelling by Mona Hamid

Writing by Reem Buhazza

Location: Nantasket Beach, Hull, Massachusetts.

 

Outfit Details:

1. Rose Print Graphic T-Shirt: Mr GUGU & Mrs GO, available here.

2. Overalls: Topshop, available here.

3. Retro Square Flat Shades: Cynthia Rowley.

4. Pointy Sneakers: Adidas.

5. Scissor Pendant Necklace: SoWa Market, Southend, Boston.

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Color Checkmate

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Much like a game of chess, great style is all about strategically making your next move and not being afraid to take a risk at times. The bright colourways, risky hemline and voluminous shape of this vibrant 1950’s inspired ensemble is a great example of how some sartorial experimentation can result in a timeless and chic look.

The focal point of this outfit is the multi-coloured vintage Balenciaga skirt that belonged to Mona’s mother back in the 1980s. Although this skirt is decades old, it still possesses an ultra-modern feel thanks to its vivid colours and unique length that hits the sweet spot between maxi and midi. Maxi skirts and dresses are timeless summer staples, and the midi length hemline made a huge resurgence on the Fall 2013 runways.

 Tucking in a top is a great way to style a voluminous skirt such as this one. Here, a bright pink Cynthia Rowley silk top that picks up on the pink lines of the skirt is tucked in to carve out a feminine silhouette.

A tricky hemline such as this one can cut off your legs and make them appear shorter, so the proper choice of footwear is vital. Nude coloured heels close to your skin tone solve this problem by creating the illusion of a longer leg. A handcrafted silver statement necklace and metallic clutch bag finish off the look and lend a contemporary touch.  

Reem Buhazza

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Photography by Chandni Patel Editing by Mona Hamid

Styling and Modelling by Mona Hamid

Writing by Reem Buhazza

Outfit Details:

  1. Silk Hot Pink Top:  Cynthia Rowley
  2. Skirt: Vintage Balenciaga
  3. Nude Pointy Pumps: Enzo Angiolini, available here
  4. Tassel Clutch: Asos