Knitwear is commonly refined to the winter months due to its connotation with heavy knitted jumpers throughout the cooler months. However, we have seen brands like Friend of Audrey bring out knitted fabrications in summer that not only are that lightweight you won’t overheat, they also have stretch technology within the factication to mimic flattering shapewear. Because let’s be real, nobody wants the extra layer of shapewear when the climate spikes. This versatile style realised this summer by Friend of Audrey will shake up the summer picks and elevate the ways we dress this summer.
Midi dress & barely there-sandals Friend of Audrey style
This styling trick out of our book will take you through morning brunch to after-hours drinks. Barely-there sandals were one of fashions freshest staples last summer and undeniably following through this year as a timeless addition to your wardrobe. Why a midi dress for summer, opposed to a mini? We have trialled and tested our summer knits ahead of the season – and found that the midi is better suited to the versatility we all need in the warmer months. We know having the reliability on our wardrobe for us to thrash the style through all the spontaneous beach-to-city nightlife days and be comfortable and chic the whole day through. Keep in mind, we’re not talking about thick long sleeve knitted dresses that were coveted this season… we’re talking about the industry shake-up Friend of Audrey are bringing out this summer – short sleeve lightweight yet still so figure-hugging (yes, everything you need to look and feel sexy and elegant all-in-one).
The set to last you a lifetime
Sometimes when the climate rises just a little too steep for comfort, we need to pair it back. This is when a great knitted set comes into play, giving us the ability to mix and match with our swimwear and flowy linen blouses/trousers for a more elevated look. Pairing knits with our core summer wardrobe allows us to play with textures and embrace the fun to be had, bar and beach hopping around the Whitsundays, or the streets of Byron Bay. This is also perfect for holidays and staycations because you’re able to create so many different outfits with the two core pieces. Causal coffee date? Throw on your knitted Friend of Audrey skirt with a boyfriend shirt, slides and a crossbody bag. Now you want to go out for a fancy dinner? Throw on your set with statement jewellery and a great heel or barely-there sandal.
Dressing for the office
Being comfortable in warmer months heading to and from the office can be a battle between overheating on the commute there and shivering under the office AC. Lightweight knitwear is a perfect solution for office dressing in the warmer months – you’re able to feel professional and adapt to the climates seamlessly. Depending on what your office attire codes are like, thrown on any midi dress or set with a linen blazer and a sandal or sneaker can really elevate that cool and comfortable feeling you want through a busy day at work.
Whether you’re off to the office or are embracing the off-duty looks – knitwear will be a head-turning statement this summer and a wardrobe staple for years to come, we know you’ll have fun shopping with our knitwear favourites from the amazing Friend of Audrey.