Summer in London: 5 looks to live by
The summer months in London can easily be described with one word: unpredictable. One day it’s a sweltering heatwave where the prospect of entering the subway is too painful to even think about, the next day it’s cold and rainy, and out comes the leather jacket and biker boots you dismissed as winter-only items, yet that same afternoon the sun comes out, and all the black you’re wearing is completely out of place. The key is layering and multi-tasking; finding pieces that work for the office and for dinner if you just take off a blazer, or that go from off-duty to duty-ready by swapping trainers for stilettos. Statement Blazer We love this look for days at the office where the chic, cool and composed look is paramount. The statement blazer makes sure you are remembered. Take it off, and you have a minimalistic ensemble that keeps you fresh yet elegant. (Blazer) Wolf & Badger, (Culottes) McElhinneys, (Top) Anna, (Shoes) Celestine Eleven. French Fashion Editor Emanuelle Alt remains at the top of our fashion icons list, thanks to her ability to look immaculate while making it look completely effortless. Her white jeans and denim shirt look is perfect for London, just swap the stilettos for some Adidas sneakers if you feel like going low-key. (Top) Anna, (Jeans) Question-Air, (Belt) Wolf & Badger, (Heels) Wolf & Badger. Chic Two-Piece Call it what you want, but we consider this the feminine summer version of the power suit. The pencil skirt will endlessly elevate your legs, and the crop top will show a few centimetres of the midriff – the biggest trend this summer. Wear with a blazer and tote bag during the day, and for the night, get rid of the blazer and carry a minimalistic handbag instead. (Top) Wolf & Badger, (Skirt) Wolf & Badger, (Bag) Wolf & Badger, (Heels) Wolf & Badger, (Bracelet) Lola Rose Feminine Florals Some days, minimalistic ensembles give way to impossibly feminine ones. This beautiful dress in a vibrant print is perfect for Saturday brunch and a visit to the newest museum exhibition – we love it paired with light blue accessories. (Dress) Anna, (Bag) Meli Melo, (Sandals) Anna. Elevated Normcore This outfit is essentially comprised of the must-haves for the season: a little black baggy yet structured dress, the perfect bucket bag, and some crisp white sneakers. If anything is going to turn heads in London this summer, it’s this chic ensemble. (Dress) Celestine Eleven, (Trainers) Pam Pam London, (Bag) Good Hood Store.