We’re in that awkward transitional stage. Where it’s never quite safe to leave the house without a coat, but at the same time, the sun is shining enough that we could get away with something with a shorter sleeve. However, as always, with UK weather – it’s entirely unpredictable and regardless of what you’re wearing (the other day it SNOWED!), you’ve probably got it wrong.
At the same time, with the weather getting warmer and the cocktails getting even more summery, we’re all heading out for an evening, rather than forever picking staying in with a pizza and Netflix (well don’t get me wrong, I’m still doing this too). So we’re on the hunt for something that will take us from work to evening – and something that conquers the weather. Um, not too much to ask I suppose?
So with all of the above in mind, I thought I’d attempt to put together an outfit which aims to achieve all of the above. Dressy, warm, cool, smart, casual. And I think I might have actually done O-K. If you don’t mind me blowing my own trumpet too much. And it’s all thanks to this little number from House of Fraser.
The dress itself is very wearable – even during the summer months as a beach dress as the fabric is light and the fit comfortable. However the tailoring means that it’s also suitable for dressing up for the office – or perhaps a slightly-more-casual-scale wedding guest outfit? I’ve just been wearing it out and about when I’m running between meetings but as I’ve tried to capture in my waffly message above – it’s a very versatile piece.
Despite being in the affordable side of things (it’s under £50), the look and feel of the fabric assist in making it look far more expensive than it actually is – which I always find is a positive thing! House of Fraser have some really lovely expensive looking but accessible pieces, so if you (like me) are currently hunting for your summer wardrobe, I’d definitely give them a look in.
The addition of the jacket to my outfit means that I don’t feel too ‘overdone’ and just a few simple, understated accessories accentuate this aspect. The finishing touch was my gorgeous little DNKY shoulder bag, which just about holds my phone, charger, lipstick and mini purse – but hey, it looks pretty!
Do you have any tips for styling outfits in this unpredictable weather?