Ah, the August bank holiday… How we love you and your unpredictable weather. In two weeks’ time, we could be basking in glorious sunshine at the seaside, or embracing our indomitable British spirit at a washout barbecue. While we can’t force the sky to be blue, we can make sure you’ll look great whatever the weather with our edit of the best rain or shine outfits.
Warm days call for a breezy dress in a pretty print. The midi-length Gaby Dress is perfect for Sunday lunch on a sunny terrace. Team with the chic and practical Slouchy Tote and Strappy T-bar flats – in dusky pink suede, they’re restaurant-worthy, yet comfy enough for a post-lunch stroll.
An easy-to-wear jacket is essential for those days when the sun plays hide and seek and you’re warm one minute and freezing the next. The Amanda Jacket fits the bill nicely and has the added bonus of easy-to-roll sleeves. Wear it over the Angie Silk Top… A luxe little number that’s the perfect partner for the flirty Alice Skirt. We can’t get enough of the navy and black Bloomsbury Bag (the detachable strap is genius), while citrus Scallop Point flats add a pop of colour.
The key to rainy day dressing is layering… You want protection from the elements, without any bulk. The starting point is the effortlessly chic Boyfriend Shirt – in a relaxed weekend fit, it’s perfect for pairing with strategically distressed denim. If things get a bit chilly, thrown on the Easy Merino Silk Cardigan, then if the weather really turns it’s time for The Mac. Teamed with the splash-proof Chelsea Boot (coming soon) and leopard Chancery Clutch, it’s the fool-proof way to enjoy the best of the British summer, puddles and all.