How To Dress For Summer In The City

Figuring out how to beat the heat in a city is not easy. London has experienced an incredible heatwave over the last month and I have felt totally unprepared. From sweaty tube commutes to stuffy, humid offices – it’s not fun. I can vouch for that. England is never this warm and with a serious lack of aircon in the city I’ve resorted to a seriously savvy dress code. So, it’s bub-bye to body-hugging layers and hello to breathable fabrics and some smart style solutions. Are you struggling too? Read on…

The Cotton Dress

At this point, I’m sure you all know that I love a midi dress. Buying them has almost become an obsessive habit. So, why do I love them? They’re super flattering and with a deep V neckline and short sleeves, this is a staple item for any city Summer wardrobe. I’m definitely more of a casual girl so I would style this monochrome print with some statement pieces. Bold earrings are a must, they’ll take you from day to night and the Cult Gaia bag, I mean…it’s just perfect isn’t it?! Not one for heels I’d opt for pairing this look with a pair of Hérmes dupes from Dune to complete the look. This outfit is an easy, sweat-free zone.

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The Tailored Trousers

Skinny denim jeans? That’s a no from me! High-waisted, wide-leg trousers? Yes, please! This look is all about playing with proportions; the lightweight trousers elongate the leg and the cute frill bandeau adds an aire of femininity in the warmer climate. Complete this weekend look with a versatile bag and mules. Done!

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The Skirt

Styling a skirt is pretty simple, especially this crochet number from Mango. Have a bit of fun with your style and add a pop of Canary Yellow with this woven tank. Not sure how to finish off the look? Just style it with this seasons must-have woven basket bag and blocky heels. It’s the perfect look to take you from desk to dinner.

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After heading into the Summer months completely blind I now know what works. With a few style tweaks here and there your day-to-day city life will be a lot more comfortable.

Becca x

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