As anyone living in the unpredictable English climate knows, dressing for spells of warm weather can be challenging. If you’ve ever asked the age old questions ‘will I need to bring a jacket?‘ and ‘is that.. rain?’ you’ll know that consistency isn’t Britain’s forte, but judging by the current forecast in the UK, the next week is looking optimistically sunny, and I am ready for it.
As someone who has now had plenty of experience in strategic layering, I thought I would take some time to share my knowledge of how exactly to dress when the mercury rises (and it does involve some sensible sleeves, just in case).
From clever co-ords to reliable dresses, there’s no one formula when it comes to dressing for warm weather. And at the end of the day, it’s all about what makes you feel cool and comfortable, as both factors are a top priority when outfit planning.
Think breathable fabrics, fluid silhouettes, and plenty of print and colour as seen on the fashion set. In fact, between the linen separates, versatile accessorising and sun-smart tailoring, it seems several of our favourites have perfected warm-weather dressing. Keep scrolling for seven summer outfit ideas for what to wear in a heatwave.
Style Notes: For the hottest days when you want the easiest outfit, look no further than the cotton co-ord. An airy, light shirt and comfy shorts make a surprisingly chic option that is guaranteed to keep you cool. Just add slides or sandals for your new weekend uniform.