The weather may have been abysmal for most of the summer, but that hasn’t stopped the wedding season from winding up into full swing. So far this year I’ve been to two weddings and I’ve got three more to go. Two of which are at that slightly awkward time of year where summer becomes autumn and the already unpredictable British weather becomes exceptionally erratic. Bearing that in mind I started to research suitable wedding outfits and came to the conclusion that a maxi dress is the way forward. Long enough to keep you warm in a cold breeze and loose enough to keep you cool whilst standing in the sun – the ideal wedding guest outfit.
The changing of the seasons in fashion is a somewhat perplexing experience. Shops begin stocking beautiful spring dresses, skirts and shorts while the country is still in the grip of an icy winter. The reverse takes place mid-summer, as we’re greeted with the arrival of warm and cosy knits whilst planning holidays and trips to the seaside. This surely comes as no problem to the most efficient shopping matriarchs, but I simply cannot bring myself to invest in great fashion when I know I’ll have to wait several weeks to enjoy wearing it. A primitive approach perhaps, but nevertheless it’s the way I (and many of my peers) choose to shop.
I was 14 years old when French Connection began branding their clothes ‘fcuk’. An age I spent battling my inner desire to rebel with my otherwise straight-laced temperament. As such, a t-shirt featuring the phrase ‘too busy to fcuk’ was the perfect choice for my conservative rebellion.