While it may be hot and humid all year round here in Malaysia — in other words, summer all day errrday (albeit with way more rainfall, that is) — we get inspired looking at the seasonal fashion around the globe too, and even adapt accordingly.

With the local weather here, it would be very appropriate for me to wear any summery trend at any time of the year, but does it mean I want to do so?
(Nah, not so much.)

But since it is summer now in the Northern part of our hemisphere — you know, the part that pretty much dictates and influences what trends are currently "in" and "out" from what I personally see on social media — seeing all summer-appropriate street style pics and Instagram photos hashtagged summervibes/summervibezzz really has piqued my interest in basket bags, linens, bright cheery colours and the likes.

Hence, the very summery and fun gingham print + espadrilles and wicker combo you see here.

A part of me is itching to get another straw basket bag ever since my sweet rainbow pom-pom one very sadly shed a couple of its pom poms, plus some of the straws are already sticking out of place.

If I intend to be smart about it though, without letting lust take over, I think it would be a much better idea to look into stronger, longer-lasting wicker bags instead, like this Kate Spade "camera" bag (first seen with pretty little tiers); I am happy to share that that little kitschy investment I made years ago is still in almost-perfect condition!

So what is your favourite summer trend this year?

Wearing: Pleated-skirt dress from aPM Place, Seoul | Monki see-through peach dress | Pull & Bear gingham espadrilles | Kate Spade wicker bag

Click each image below to see the peach dress styled in the past:
    (ps: both worn separately in Seoul on the same trip, hence the same hijab and sneakers!)

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