July Mood Board

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Each month encompasses a completely new atmosphere, and with every month different inspirations and ideas flow in the back of my mind. For this month I’ve decided to visualise this process and share the different styles, motifs, and random obsessions that are currently drawing me in.

July. Right in the midst of summer, with visions of the ocean, travel plans, and summer fashion trends swirling through my head. Summer is a time to relax, rewind, and indulge in simple pleasures such as soaking in the Sun all day and eating delicious tropical fruits. The images above of lounging in pools and swimming in the ocean really appeal to me because they bring out my favourite thing about summer - being in the water! As soon as the weather will allow, I can always be found in a pool or at the beach for hours on end! Currently the carefree spirit of summer with its high temperatures, vibrant colours, and tropical motifs flows as an undercurrent in my mind. Another element I’ve been drawn to is the idea of travelling to new and exciting places. I am currently deciding what clothes to take with me on my trip to Italy later this month; and planning looks suitable for travel. At the moment the white colour trend for summer has been catching my eye, and I am loving it in casual flowy pieces, perfect for a vacation. If you want to see my summer travel pictures they will all be posted on my Instagram.

One trend that’s been a huge source of inspiration this month is tropical greenery and the banana leaf pattern. Living in the tropics this motif seems very natural to me and I am currently in love with the idea of vibrant greens and lush tropical plants and trees. The banana leaf pattern which I’ve been spotting everywhere lately is a beautiful play on this tropical trend. I think it works exceptionally well in the high waisted bikini above, and I would love to see it as printed pants or even as a blouse. In terms of beauty inspiration, lately I've been drawn to the fresh faced “no makeup” look. It really captures the relaxed and laid back essence of summer. All you need to do is lightly swipe a highlighter or bronzer on the high points of your face to achieve a natural Sun kissed look. This keeps it minimal while accentuating your natural features without any harsh contouring.

Watermelons, banana leafs, and the ocean… That just about sums up everything I've been loving for the month of July. I hope you are having a lovely summer!

Images from: https://www.pinterest.com/missmaxx/july-inspiration/

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