• {Fashion Monday} British Summer Capsule 

    British Summer Capsule, all the essential items you will need alongside an umbrella to stay fashionable. I am sure my fellow Brits do not need reminding of our current state of affairs weather wise {even politically}. It seems somehow that we always seem to forget to pay our summer subscription. We are used to rarely having any sort of summer and often opt to explore afield. British summer can be everything or nothing, four seasons in one day is common occurrence. This is why it’s important to ensure you have the fashion essentials  for every eventuality.

    British summer capsule

    British Summer Capsule: Fashion Essentials

    What I love about our British Summers is that I don’t often have to have a new wardrobe, I just re-purpose clothes. I try to buy clothes that I can wear in practically all seasons, it’s not always easy but it’s possible. Certain items like a Mac I can wear during summer as it’s never too warm. I can also wear it during Spring maybe with a cardigan underneath for extra warmth.

    The following items are what I feel everyone should have in their wardrobes to survive the British Summer. It has all the items you need to stay fashionable and still manage the weather too. Whilst this is not a conclusive list, it contains all items I feel are definitely essential.

    Shoes: Ankle boots| Sandals| Wedges 

    When it comes to summer shoes, many think it should be flip-flops all day and everyday. I want to add to that list to include the aforementioned types of shoes. If you want to dress up without much effort sandals and wedges give you that choice. Ankle boots offers protection from the ever so unpredictable yet predictable British Summer weather.

    Outerwear: Rain coat| Mac coat| Cardigan

    The last thing you want during summer is to have to wear a cardigan or a rain coat but our weather demands it. You want to stay stylish whilst the weather is being cold and miserable, then try a Mac coat. There many different options out there, from mid length to full length with different coverage. I am never far from my cardigan and always ensure I have one in the car too.

    Summer Signal: Shorts

    One could argue that bikinis and swimwear signify summer is starting or in full swing but for British weather; NOPE. For us when you’re able to skim into your favourite shorts be denim or otherwise then summer is here. We don’t often show our legs so shorts give us that opportunity and we feel it’s definitely summer.

    Current Fashion: Off-shoulder tops

    Recently I had shared tips on Off-shoulder styling, I must confess I don’t normally follow current trends. Often I go off the norm and do my own thing but off-shoulder clothing has really taken me in. I love how easy it is to style them, elegance is not too far off with most pieces. This summer practically every fashion store has something off-shoulder and big sleeves.

    Essential Classic: Leather jacket| Skinny jeans 

    Leather jackets and skinny jeans are forever classics in my book and should be in your wardrobe too. I feel leather jackets add elegance to an outfit without trying much and skinny jeans are everything. I love skinny jeans because I can wear them all year round and are so easy to style.

    And there you have it, essential pieces that you should have in your British Summer Capsule. I am hoping the weather will improve and we can start to enjoy the summer that we have left for 2017.



    1. August 24, 2017 / 10:21 am

      I also love that our summers don’t call for a complete wardrobe overhaul. It’s great to repurpose.

    2. August 20, 2017 / 12:27 pm

      Aw yes especially in August as it always seems to be raining haha! I love skinny jeans x

    3. August 20, 2017 / 12:11 am

      Oh I love the color combos and styles you’ve picked. I’m a jacket and jeans kind of girl, especially if its my leather jacket…has that edginess I like.

    4. Stephanie
      August 19, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      LOVING the colour palette in this post, I’m obsessed with baby blue at the mo! xxx

    5. August 19, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      nice selection. I love wedges. They’re so comfortable. Feels like your wearing sexy sneakers…lol.

    6. August 19, 2017 / 7:44 am

      I think layers are definitely needed for a UK summer. You never know what you’re going to get.

    7. Nida Sohail
      August 18, 2017 / 11:46 pm

      Rain coat are my favourite ! hope summers prolong a bit

    8. Louise Smith
      August 18, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      I’ve practically lived in my skinny jeans and leather jacket this summer! I love all your picks in this post. I’d wear them all 🙂

      Louise x

    9. Cassandra Mayers
      August 18, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      I love the open heel. Been meaning to get myself some. Those shorts are so me too!

    10. August 18, 2017 / 12:19 pm

      What a beautiful collection. I’m loving the shirt and boots x

    11. Lauretta
      August 18, 2017 / 9:56 am

      I love off shoulders too. I also go off the norm but I find off shoulder so pretty.

    12. August 17, 2017 / 10:51 pm

      I love your choices. I feel I have to have something for every eventuality at the moment.

    13. Shannon Graham
      August 17, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      I need a good rain coat. I always look like a child in the ones I find.

    14. Jonalyn Macandili-Mendoza
      August 17, 2017 / 4:12 pm

      Here we are in the rainy season here in the Philippines. I never thought that the weather changes quickly in UK. Good thing you have this recommendations. Off-shoulders are nice its also one of the fashion trend here combined with ripped jeans.

    15. Jessica Taylor
      August 17, 2017 / 2:50 pm

      Since I have big arms, the “off the shoulder” look is perfect for me! It hides all of my imperfections and gives me a ton of confidence!

    16. August 17, 2017 / 10:41 am

      It’s so tough to dress for the weather in the UK no matter what the season, but I love those show boots – they’re fab! x

    17. August 17, 2017 / 10:04 am

      It’s pretty tough in the English summer to dress appropriately because the weather changes so quickly x

    18. August 17, 2017 / 8:28 am

      I definitely want to invest in a good leather jacket soon, it’s just a classic item, isn’t it?

    19. August 17, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Looks like some nifty stuff. I don’t really buy stuff I can’t see myself literally living in. As in, I won’t change it forever and try to keep it as clean as possible for as long as possible xD That sweater kinda fits the bill. Needs an N7 logo on it tho 😛

    20. Gareth Torrance
      August 17, 2017 / 7:34 am

      That leather jacket is awesome! My OH really loves it, and wants me to buy it straight away haha

    21. Pradeep Kumar
      August 17, 2017 / 6:14 am

      the mentioned Outfit in the blog suits for the summer fashion, along with this u would have included few more outfits like beachwear also.

    22. Ruth I.
      August 17, 2017 / 3:47 am

      The list of fashion essentials are really perfect for summer. I am not much into fashion or what is trend but would like to get a few pieces.

    23. August 17, 2017 / 3:40 am

      What a great capsule wardrobe for warmer weather. I really love those black wedges.

    24. Jessica Terry
      August 17, 2017 / 3:04 am

      My husband is British and has only been in Canada for 6 years and we often talk about proper English weather lol I love that grey cardigan. It looks lovely and warm

    25. Denay DeGuzman
      August 16, 2017 / 11:50 pm

      I love the long grey sweater. And ooo…those black wedges. I need these in my closet right now!

    26. Claudia Krusch
      August 16, 2017 / 11:19 pm

      I need to get a few new pieces for the end of summer beginning of fall. Some ankle boots would be perfect.

    27. August 16, 2017 / 8:33 pm

      I love a leather jacket and skinny jean combo too. perfect choices here for the british ‘summer’

    28. August 16, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      Can we even call it a summer? Let’s be honest. We had one day and now it’s cold again! I am all in for the off the shoulder top! that trend is just the best

    29. August 16, 2017 / 6:16 pm

      This is shocking to admit but – I actually think a lot of these items are CUTE. And this is coming from the YOGA CLOTHING ONLY girl!

    30. Ankana Silva
      August 16, 2017 / 6:02 pm

      All these are great options. And same, I tent to avoid on-going trends, too. I’ve been avoiding off-the-shoulder tops ever since the trend started. I opt for cold shoulders at times as they suit me better. I like the idea of a Mac coat! Great tips.

    31. August 16, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      What a great post, I love the cardigan and leather jacket, these are two items I have in my wardbrobe that will go with anything.

    32. Flavour Seeker
      August 16, 2017 / 2:22 pm

      Nice post. I love a cardigan, I’ve a few in versatile colours that can go with anything but I like the idea of a smart mac – I just wish the weather was nice enough that I didn’t need one.

    33. Little Sunny Kitchen
      August 16, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      Love this post. I’m really loving the off shoulder tops at the moment, and I probably own 7 different ones! That is true about living in the UK, it’s easy to buy clothes that you can just wear during any season.

    34. Viveena Rodrigues
      August 16, 2017 / 10:23 am

      Good one. I like this crisp capsule you’ve recommended , minus the shorts and I guess the rest are basic essentials even in Paris . Have fun on your trip to France next.

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