Summer has sadly, so far at least, eluded us in Hampshire. This is all very annoying, particularly as we’ve had a number of weddings and other lovely social plans. I am so sick of wearing sensible shoes, cardigans and clothes more suitable for October. So, with this in mind I thought I’d post about all the things one should be able to wear to summer events.
I absolutely love floral dresses for weddings, but I like them to be quite structured. My favourite of the season is from Shanghai Tang. It’s brilliant for summer’s tanned legs, but will also go well into autumn with black tights and a blazer.
After a certain age, one tends to find curves or lumps and bumps in the most unexpected places. A structured dress can hide a multitude of sins and this one from House of Fraser is good value and perfect for events that go from day to evening. It’s the ideal shade to set off a tan – if you’ve been lucky enough to see some sunshine.
Rich colours are really big this season and this dress is a perfect example of how well they can work in a lighter fabric.
Hats are the Marmite of the fashion world – we seem either to love them or hate them. Personally, I fall into the latter camp and would always rather be bare headed. Unless you absolutely adore hats, I think it makes sense to spend a long time tracking one down in a colour that will go with everything and then wear it again and again. It is worth investing in and, I think, it pays to go to a professional milliner rather than a department store. Alternatively, if it really is a one-off event, you could hire a hat. Hectic Hat Hire is terribly good at finding one to suit and prices start from as little as £30 for a week’s hire.
Whatever the weather does, I think we should all join together in wearing bright colours, which should hopefully cheer us all up a bit.