27 JULY 2022
I'M HEAD OVER HEELS FOR THESE 35 SPECTACULAR PIECES THIS AUGUST
BY: AVALON AFRIYIE
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an avid list writer. I pen everything from my wants and desires to daily pursuits and nonsensical rambles on my notes page. The same sentiment has trickled into my fashion-buying process. For August, I carry out an inventory or shopping guide. I access the gaps in my wardrobe, jot down my most coveted pieces and unearth clothes from storage ahead of the upcoming season. I’m a conscious shopper, which can be quite nuanced when writing about fashion. One of the perks of my job is accessing the comings and goings of trends. Although I’m fortunate to bear witness to some stunning releases, it’s made me even more discerning about new purchases. Some years ago, I made a vow that I’d only invest in pieces I know I’ll wear forever, so shopping is a careful, considered and ruthless process of what I’m likely to wear in five to 10 years and beyond. Not only is August my birthday month, but it’s also a special time of year, as the junction signifies the melting point of the seasons. It’s where the weather is most pleasant, but autumn feels like it’s just on the horizon, and Christmas is a quiet hum in the background.
Is it cashmere season yet? This oversized jumper by MyCashmere is just the right amount of slouchy. I'm always drawn to elevated loungewear, as it can be worn both inside and out.