We’re British, we’re not really allowed to moan about the weather, but seriously, this summer is turning out to be a complete joke, sunny one minute, raining the next. If you’re struggling to find your fashion mojo because the rain is raining on your parade, here are three looks that should last from summer – or the British version of it at least – through to autumn, which currently aren’t vastly dissimilar.
Come rain or shine, a positive attitude and stylish threads are never hard to find at British festivals. Take inspiration from festival style and mix pretty girlie trends with casual togs. A cute, short prom dress in floral print looks great with a parka, Converse and messy tresses. Cropped denim shorts, a silky tee or lacy crop top combined with a Paddington Bear style duffle coat and Chelsea boots works when the temperature isn’t too chilly – if the mercury does drop, add a pair of tights to your bare legs. We really love New Look’s Zuzi Zuzi African styled short prom dress (pictured), now just £14. Add a denim short and clashing patterns, animal print will look great – and you’re fit and fabulous and ready to take on any ‘in betweeny’ weather.
Grunge is very much a key look this summer and it will continue to thrive well into autumn and winter. Work this look into your wardrobe with oversized cardigans, chunky-knit jumpers and crochet cropped tops. Go for muted hues, with the odd splash of print, and wear with skinny jeans, leggings and flat brogues of Dr. Marten’s boots. This is a popular look with celebrities right now, with everyone from Britain’s Fearne Cotton to America’s Nichol Richie donning lightweight knitwear.
It’s sleek, sultry and utterly sexy, smart tailoring is a hot look this autumn/winter. From peplum skirts to de-structured luxe blazers, this is a look that is hot to trot from now until 2013 and beyond. Keep things fun for summer with bright colours, contrasted as separates for maximum effect. Add loose fitting, sheer blouses and colour block clutches and mix it with sky-high heels and bare legs. As the temperatures subside, or continue to fall in the case of the UK this summer, opt for tailored Capri pants and cropped skinny chinos rather than tights.