On one of the hottest days of the year you really need to wear as little as possible; but since walking around naked in public may be frowned upon, you instead need to wear something that will keep you cool and happy.
I knew that I would be out all day with work and then a trip to the theatre, and as someone who absolutely loathes the heat I had to pick not only the right outfit but also the right shades to wear. I'm not one to wear too many dark shades at the best of times but darker shades genuinely do attract the sun, so I flicked through my clothes until I found the perfect combination.
Maxi Skirt: Dorothy Perkins
Top: New Look
Cardigan: South (via Very)
Sunglasses: Dorothy Perkins
Unfortunately, none of these items are avail ale anymore due to how long ago I purchased them, but you can see why I would pick it to repel the sun - light colours, airy skirt and few layers. I love maxi skirts and dresses so was happy to snap this up when I saw it in Dorothy Perkins. There were a few colours to choose from but I don't really have anything peach in my wardrobe so this gem was a welcomed addition. The top was a random New Look find while I had time to spare in Brixton. This top was in the Spring collection a few months ago and I thought it would be quite versatile with the array of skirts I have, and I love how this look came together.
I wore this for dinner and theatre fun times to see 1984. I've read the book quite a few times over and the word classic gets bounced around so much with so many things, but 1984 is without doubt one of the best prices of literature I have ever read. I missed the first round of theatre dates but was excited to see it had come back to the stage. Although I was worried it wouldn't live up to the book (and in truth, it would have been impossible to do so), I really enjoyed it.....well, not sure enjoy is the right word as if you've read the book you know how incredibly tense and alarming it is, but I thought they did a great job bringing it to the stage.
It was such a fun day and made even better because I wasn't sweltering in the heat.
'til next time.
Love and hugs,