SUMMER LAYERS

Hello again (from Devon!)

Is there anything truly as unpredictable as British ‘summer’? It’s hard to believe that around this time last month we were sweltering in the sunshine, desperately running faster than Usain Bolt to the nearest pub garden for an ice cold cider. Now, we are digging out the umbrellas, waterproof coats and throwing away the sandals until the next burst of sunshine decides to show itself again. (My bets are next year!)

There’s nothing worse than feeling unprepared on a holiday. I’m in Devon for a week, and the weather is on and off more times than a light switch at the moment. One minute it’s overcast with a hint of drizzle, the next pouring down with rain, only for the sun to pop out from behind the clouds what feels like a few seconds later. So, it’s an understatement when I say that it’s bloody hard to dress in these conditions. I only packed one jumper with me (I was probably being a bit too optimistic there), therefore I was a bit concerned as to how the selection of clothes that I packed will cater for such weather conditions that are constantly up and down like a yoyo…

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But, one must soldier on. And how, you ask? Through the art of layering, of course. Today, I threw on quite a thin turtleneck jumper, layered under a vest ‘top’ (it’s actually a dress, but who’s to know?), which was tucked into my trusty pair of black Levi jeans. If you’re struggling to know where to start when the weather is pretty much in between hot and cold, always start with your favourite pair of Levi’s. They’re fool proof and fail safe.

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I opted for a sort of Western 70’s approach today, by accessorising with my favourite Western belt and adding an extra layer – a vintage suede jacket. A light weight jacket that’s not too much hassle to carry once the sun comes out is what I’d recommend; there’s nothing worse than lugging around a heavy weight coat that you wish you’d left at home.

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To complete the ensemble for today, I sported my favourite black strappy flats that I just cannot stop wearing at the moment. Not exactly suitable for the rain, I know, but my Doc Martens are sitting comfortably in my wardrobe at home – a little irritating, as they would’ve been perfect for all of the puddles that I encountered today. But, in times like these, one must make do…

Jumper – Zara | Top (Dress) – Archive by Alexa Chung @ M&S | Belt – ASOS | Jeans – Vintage Levis | Jacket – Vintage | Shoes – Office


 

So that’s a wrap…

I hope you’ve enjoyed my little post all the way from Devon… Here’s hoping the weather brightens up!

Until next time,

Thanks for Reading | Lucy Violet x

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