With summer being my least favorite season for clothes, it's truly a struggle to find pieces that are both mindful to the heat as well as being able to cope with it, effortlessy. My pinchent for black doesn't help either.
I chose a business and restuarant district called The Gulch, with newly developed buildings, copious amounts of concrete and an architecturaly trendy place with plenty of great backdrops, I found it perfectly coresponded to the modern theme.
The first look is a black collared Express dress with a skirt cut that just moves and has bounce to add to the otherwise constricting and business like piece. The unbuttoned sleeves also adds lightness and airity. A vintage gold with pink pearls clasp purse,complimented by, white patent block court heels with a tan underside and slightly creme color, complete the look with a mix of modern and timeless pieces.
The second outfit, displays a more serious tone, with killer boots paired with a crisp white button up from TopShop. The strong and commanding look is softened by the light top, again with the combination of intense structure and movement giving the outfit interest and a somewhat relaxed appeal.
The shiny patent boots provide a different aspect to the outfit, compared to the matte trousers, they add weight and textural intrigue. The point and sock like form adds another depth of edge.
The outfits for Urban Summer, emulate summer work wear, although both outfits are collared and buttoned up, they maintain that weightlessness, through cut and material, that is essential to surviving the trials of summer dressing.
All Photos by: Claire Elliot