Loose Comforts

Summer in the city. A time when the temperature rises to the thirties, a sheen of sweat perpetually clings to your face and sane people hop from air-conditioned mall to air-conditioned mall in search of cool relief. Or if you're an insane fashion blogger like me, time to sneak onto a roof at the height of noon and take some snaps.

I've learnt the hard way (ie. by wearing spray-on jeans) that skin tight clothing is not the best option to survive the summer. This season, many designers have been leaning toward looser cuts, favoring bermuda shorts over bodycon dresses. Alexander Wang showcased casually unbuttoned dress shirts in his SS14 collection, whilst relaxed trousers and draped kimono jackets were seen at Helmut Lang. Evidently, there seems to be the consensus that slouchiness is acceptable in the heat. With this in mind, I descended down the slippery slope of comfortable dressing today with a Zara split top and loose fitting Mango trousers, hoping to catch the breeze 20 storeys up from steaming Causeway Bay. Praying that I can keep comfort fashionable and not enter the IDGAF stage of living in sweats and binge-eating ice cream. That might just send me over the edge.

Photos by Nick Chan