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My Summer Style and Co-hosting the Top of the World Linkup Party

By Imogenl @ImogenLamport

Today is Australia Day, and it’s a day that is traditionally celebrated with barbecues.   It’s a day at the end of the summer school holidays that is usually hot and a reminder that the working year is gearing up again (Australia really does go on holiday most of January).   We love a bbq so I thought I’d share this year’s advertising surrounding the Australia Day tradition.

And every Australia Day, the Australian of the Year is announced, this year it’s an amazing scientist who you’ll have never heard of, Alan Mackay-Sims – find out about his amazing research.

Along with Australia Day, I’m Co-hosting  the High Latitude Style, Link Up Party (find out more a little further down the page).  And given it’s summer I thought I’d share some of my recent summer outfits.

Summer Style

Summer Style for me means loose and lightweight, color and comfort.

Blue, Grey and White Patterned Jacket

Summer Style Outfit on Inside Out Style

If the morning is cool I’ll have a light layering piece.  This longline jacket from New Zealand label  is one I picked up 5 or so years ago and hasn’t had a lot of wear, even though I love the blue, white and gray pattern.  It felt too formal or I just hadn’t figured out what to put it with.  So I challenged myself recently to create an outfit around it, and lo and behold, I discovered that my gray tee and blue knit skirt were a match made to go with this jacket.  I’d been so fixed on the idea of wearing it with white and blue (and I don’t have the right kind of white that matches the white in the jacket) that I’d put off wearing it.  Discovering that my gray blended really well with the gray in the pattern made it the obvious choice.  So obvious I’d been ignoring it in my wardrobe for some time!  Then I needed to choose a necklace, so I went for my ‘wagon wheel’ necklace for it’s circular shape which relates to the circular patterns in the jacket.

Cobalt and Grey

Summer Style inspiration - blue, white and grey

I love this cobalt blue, and for me it adds the punch that this grey and white outfit needs.  Because I knew the day would heat up and I’d be loosing the sleeves (shrug) by lunchtime, I ensured that the color pop was continued through in my shoes, bracelet and necklace.

Hot Pink and Turquoise

Summer Style inspiration - pink and turquoise

Hot pink is my “happy colour” and this stretchy dress is a great one for a hot day.  I recently found these fun turquoise patterned espadrilles which gave me the inspiration to add the turquoise jewellery, which helps to draw the eyes up from the feet to my face.

Hot Pink and Navy

Summer style inspiration - pink and navy

Another hot pink day.  I was running a Look Good Feel Better workshop and I like to wear pink (which is a brand color for the charity) to the workshops.  What to wear with my pink tee (and matching watch!), a navy skirt in a lightweight fabric that’s so easy and breezy to wear on a hot day (it was about 35C).  Adding the belt with it’s pink, purple, blue and green accents meant I could add a purple accent necklace and bracelet to the outfit and have it all tie together easily.

White and Turquoise

Summer Style Inspiration

I love white in summer and a loose tee on a hot day is ideal.  This tee is layered with an embossed pattern which takes it from bland to interesting but without making it difficult to wear in many situations.   I decided to add my turquoise shoes, and jewelry as I need to wear one color with my neutrals for my ideal color contrast.  The turquoise necklace also creates my ideal value contrast back with the white tee.

Now it’s time to share your style…

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Nicole Mölders is married, has one cat, no kids. She is a fashion, and science enthusiast from Fairbanks, Alaska and the blogger of High Latitude Style – an Alaska fashion blog with science bits for the stylish 40+ woman. She is also the author of “How to Dress for Success in Midlife”. She shares how to dress stylishly on trend and shows that 40+ is way too young to give up having fun with fashion (and heels).

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Photos: G. Kramm (2017)

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