Fashion Outfits

In Summer We Wear Stripes

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.


summer stripes 07Notice 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

summer stripes 08So 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.


summer stripes 02x


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…


summer stripes 01Now that you know what I’ll be dressing in the coming months, I want to know what are you most looking forward to wearing for the summer? Do you have a must-wear trend?


Oliver ❤

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  • Reply
    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    July 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I love wearing stripes. Especially now I have a big baby belly 🙂

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      July 20, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Congrats!! And yes, stripes can be very slimming… ?

      Oliver x

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    Jessica McDonnell
    July 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Fantastic outfit – I love how colour coordinated you are. I love wearing stripes in the summer.

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    August 7, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Couldn’t agree more!

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    August 18, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I love to wear stripes. Many of my tops are stripy horizontal not vertical and i love them!

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      August 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm

      This cardigan is literally it only vertical stripe item I own and I absolutely love it!

      Oliver x

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    August 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Brilliant outfit. You always look so stylish. I’m hoping for some sunny weather. Hot enough fot shorts and smart casual tops

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