What to wear when the temperatures really rise as they have done in London this week. A cool cotton maxi dress is the answer. I bought this long pleated navy maxi dress from Cos last year. It has proved to be one of my favourite dresses. I remember wearing it out to lunch on my birthday last year. If the weather continues to be hot this July I will probably be wearing it for a celebratory lunch on our patio this year.
If you do not like the sleeveless look my dress has a matching jacket which you can see in a previous post. Personally, when the temperatures get over 30c I am ok with sleeveless especially when I am in France where it can get up to 40c in the South. My silver butterfly scarf is from Chicatanyage shop. Silver sandals by Gabor. I found a good selection of their very comfortable sandals on sale here. The style I am wearing is available in navy, brown and metallic here.
If you do own a sleeveless dress another good way to cover the upper arms is with a lightweight cotton scarf. The one I am wearing above is our rose/silver butterfly print scarf available at Chicatanyage shop.
The sales are now on in most shops so I have listed my favourites below. There are some fantastic bargains to be had however you need to be quick as sizes are selling out fast.
MeandEm – Some further reductions. I have my eye on their tee shirts. They are good quality and wash well without going out of shape.
Hush – Their collection has been excellent this year. I am tempted by some of their colourful tops.
Fitflop – Where I buy most of my comfortable shoes and sandals.
Boden – Another brand which has some great classics this season.
Everlane – Sustainable brand – classic styles.
The White company – Excellent for bed linen, home accessories and classic clothing.
Chico’s – For casual wear