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Long Hot, Smocked Summer

There’s something about smocking I can’t get enough of when it comes to summer dressing.

A little bit seventies Summer of Love, a little bit butter-wouldn’t-melt innocence, smocked tops, dresses and swimwear really speak to me as soon as I start plotting what I’m going to fill my suitcase with. A little like gingham, this isn’t really a trend for me but more of a lifelong, holiday romance I keep falling back on summer after summer. Perfect with blue denim, tan accessories and bare skin, I dare you not to be in a good mood while wearing something smocked in the sunshine. I have a holiday on the horizon (T-2.5 weeks and counting) so the sartorial part of my brain is totally consumed with bikinis, backless dresses and anything cheesecloth so excuse the overly summery post when we in the northern hemisphere are still battling April showers. But it’s always good to dream right…?

Scroll down to the bottom of the post for my edit of the best smocked pieces on the market right now.

Jeans | Reformation 
Top | Doen 
Bag | Chloe 
Bikini | Tory Burch 
Medallion necklace | Lucy Williams X Missoma 
Body necklace | Chloe 



Ph. by Michaela Wissen