As much as I love Autumn, I must admit that it is really lovely to still have some warm weather around, much like this time last year. My memories popped up from the first week of September last year and we were having a BBQ and had the paddling pool out still! I know lots of people that have packed away their summer outfits and already got the warm jumpers and Halloween decorations out!
As I type this it is pouring with rain. Not just standard rain, the kind of rain with massive spots of water than gets you completely soaked. We had a similar downpour yesterday as I left to collect the children from school. It’s not been a great May weather wise so far, but apparently we are heading for a mid-June heatwave so it’s still reasonable to discuss summer wardrobes! Are you hoping for some warmer weather soon? This must have been the wettest May for a while.
Where did crop tops come from? Apparently, in 1893, belly dancers gave a performance at the World’s Fair in Chicago, introducing the concept of the crop top to the western world. From here the crop top began to gain prominence in the 1940s during the fabric rationing of World War II. However, this was largely related to swimwear at the time.
As a child I had plenty of all-in-ones, you know the kind of shorts and top play suit type things that are ideal for the beach? Anyone else have these? I don’t feel like these ever disappeared really, as I also bought these for my daughter when she was little and friends now with young daughters do the same. They are so practical for the summer, for playing, time outside, on the beach etc and they look super cute too.
When we think of summer essentials, we perhaps think of the things we take on holiday with us. All the classic bits and bobs we pack in our suitcases prior to that wonderful summer sun holiday – sadly, due to the ‘minor issue’ of a global pandemic it’s very unlikely that anyone will be travelling anywhere this summer. So how might your lockdown summer wardrobe differ?