Words: @oliverinstead • Photos: David
Those who get the subtle Mean Girls reference, you’re awesome! But I suspect you already know that… Anyway, whatever the weather, summer is the perfect excuse to wear strips because when else are you going to? So in today’s post, I’m going to show you how I wear my stripes to some British summer vibes.
Notice how I stressed “British” summer vibes? Because if you’ve ever lived in the UK, you would know that the summer here is very temperamental. At this point, it’s probably the most challenging place on earth to be a weatherman because they can never accurately predict the weather. #noshadeintended… #nopunintendedeither
So even though this is supposed to be a summery look, I’m afraid it’s not all shorts and sandals as I’ve come to learn that the appearance of the sun is by no means an indicator of heat… so to keep me looking chic and warm in the bitter British breeze, I clashed the H&M tee with this Topman mohair cardigan in bold vertical stripes : a birthday gift from my bff that I’ll sure to be getting so much wear out of.
Confession time : having been brought up in the tropics, summer in Britain is in no way as I recognise it. In the past couple of gloomy, depressing weeks, I’ve found myself feeling cranky on many occasions because my needs for sunshine weren’t satisfied. As much as I enjoy the light layering opps that come with the summer breeze now and again, I question if that’s enough to keep me sane…