Summer is here, and the Summer Solstice is almost here, as well. For us, Latvians, it is a very special ancestral tradition to celebrate this night by making bonfires, dancing, singing, and glorifying the sun - after all, this is the shortest night of the year. The celebration starts early in the day, when we collect flowers, braid flower crowns, and prepare meal for the evening. While starting early in the day, celebration ends... well, when you get sleepy some time in the night. Or, it doesn't end at all - you celebrate all night and await the sunrise.
And that means just one thing. When getting ready for Summer solstice celebration, you have to have smart choices about what you are wearing. Because you have to prepare for heat during the day (sometimes even +30°C (86°F)), as well as for the chilly night. And don't get me even started on rain - there is the saying that it always rains during that day, even if just a little.
So, here you will find 5 summer outfit ideas for women. The choices are fully combined from clothing and accessories made by Latvian designers and brands we love the most. All outfits are suitable for Summer solstice celebration as well as any other occasions in the summer or early autumn days. Enjoy!
Dreamy pinks and soft pastels
Pink flowy linen maxi dress, soft and warm mohair cardigan with feminine bow, and on top of that - for chilly or rainy summer evenings and nights - beige floral raincoat. To add a little sparkle - shiny silver shoes and beautiful jewellery.
4. Dress - Silky soft and comfortable dress with pockets by JcSophie - €100,00
Blue - the color that inspires
Frill is the must have for your summer outfit! Combine a long dress with a waterproof coat and let those frill details play! Add a summer hat and shoes with crocheted straps and you are good to go! Oh, and a blue butterfly for luck.
4. Dress - Linen maxi dress with blue stripes by Jasmine - €80,00
Everything is better in purple
If you love the colour purple, this outfit will be perfect for you. During those hot summer days you can wear only the dress with shoes and jewelry. But when it gets colder or maybe even rains - try adding a pair of vegan leather trousers, warm cardigan, and a waterproof design coat.
1. Earrings - royal crystal shape in beautiful shade of purple by Pure Crystal Jewelry - €29,00
2. Ring - 3 crystal ring with adjustable size by Pure Crystal Jewelry - €30,00
Comfort never goes out of style
Think of a beautiful summer day... Most probably you also think about garden parties, playing sports games, and spending lots and lots of time with your friends outdoors. In that case you will need something comfortable and maybe even a little bit sporty to wear. Why not try a loose t-shirt in combination with your favourite jeans, comfy and soft cardigan, lovely open toe shoes, and a raincoat - just in case the weather is not so sunny after all.