A palette for a weekend brunch

Deciding an outfit for a weekend brunch is possibly the most challenging aspect of dressing up. Maybe not as much for men, but there’s usually a tornado in my closet prior to one such event.

It’s either a battle between flaunting the finest threads without looking overdone, or camouflaging yourself amongst all the floral dresses surrounding the colourful fruit bowls.

It’s a challenge, don’t you agree?

What has given me hope is this spring 2012 look book by Pola Thompson. With a mature colure palette of coral, white, navy and violet, it’s almost certain that you wouldn’t have to dip yourself in the garden of five senses. Covering all summer essentials, from petite crop tops, overflowing drapy kimonos, loose tees and high-waisted shorts, the collection hits all the right notes for this New York-based label.

pola thomson ss2012

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Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection
Pola Thomson S/S '12 Collection

The ruched and elastic hems under the waist give every piece the consciously relaxed persona, but it’s the visual quality of each fabric that makes it look expensive. The cooling fabrics – crisp cotton, lightweight silks and smooth suede trimmings make it even more summer-friendly.

However, not guaranteeing the appreciating for the arbitrary placed karate-style belts and scientist jackets with a midi-length skirt and pants. But if they do fancy you, keep them handy for a countryside holiday.

For the full spring 2012 look book from Pola Thomson click on the gallery above.

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Shitika Anand is a freelance journalist, based in Sydney, who is addicted to coffee, vintage boutiques, bright-glitzy earrings and British stand-up comedy. Her bank account weeps every time she walks out of a shoe shop, but her shoe rack throws a 'welcome home' party for the new member. Her undying love for words is obvious when she narrates her entire life story to a stranger on the train. Which is partly the reason she's resorted to writing. When not blogging, she can be found in a corner of her nearest bookshop, hiding under a monstrous pile of international fashion magazines. You can read more of her work on her personal site, Sweet Dreams in my world.