Summer’s sunlit skort and breezy floral Kimono set against the splendour of Sacred Valley, Peru is what you are expected to explore in this post.
A short meets a skirt = Skort (looks like a skirt from the front and shorts from the back). It is that piece of clothing where comfort meets style. Last year a skort became every bloggers’ ”IT item”. The first high-street brand to come up with this hybrid fashion piece is, none other than Zara. What a marketing stunt! It was again bloggers’ endorsements that collectively drove Zara’s sales through the rooftop. Yes, trends are meant to be adopted with every passing season in fashion industry but I like originality and understanding your own individual style. I resisted wearing a skort when it was trending big, didn’t rush to buy it just because everyone was wearing it. Besides, the true stylish are the ones who interpret the trends authentically. Then there comes a time when you actually admit it that seeing everyone wearing it, have actually made you accept it. Came last Autumn (Spring time in South America), I hauled Asos (because I didn’t want to have the most common monochromatic ones by Zara), I preferred a colored one to give it a style of own, so, got me this one shade lighter than a candy floss pink skort.
Wandering around aimlessly in the Sacred Valley, Peru in Spring could make you experience diverse weather throughout the day; it could be often windy, hot when the sun is shining bright (from 10am to 3pm), sudden rain wash and rather, chilly in the evening. Wearing a skort was a practical choice on a breezy day to explore the Sacred Valley. Plus they’re a pretty alternative way to show a lot of leg;)
With this look, I decided to celebrate the Peruvian Spring by styling this skort with an absolute favourite piece of clothing- a floral kimono. I love floral kimonos in chiffon in spring/summer because they are just so easy and effortless to wear. This Kimono is perfect, not only because of the color, but also it’s just breezy!
If following trends is your thing, this is a must-have piece to own in your wardrobe as we speak now. If you are not a clothes hoarder, you may anyways get yourself a floral Kimono. Know why? A kimono is such a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe for the spring and summer. You can wear it over your swimsuit as beach cover-ups on the beach or in the pool and then change it up and wear it out to dinner with a pair of heels and jeans or over a dress or style it with a skort and a tank top, like I did!
Finally, the antique temple styled necklace and accessories like a Thai basket bag or even a pair of beaded ankle cuff gladiator sandals looked put together and made me feel ready for spring in South America.
What Was I Wearing?
Asos Floral Kimono
H&M Tank Top
Asos Hand Harness
Bamboo Basket Bag from Bangkok’s street market, Thailand
Barratts Beaded Ankle Cuff Sandals
H&M Mirrored Aviators