It’s Complicated, The Weather I Mean

Olympus pen E-PL9 | Mango trench | C Nichol bag | Weekday jeans | Finery dress | Nike AirForce 1 | Bear BrooksbankIt’s complicated. The weather, I mean. Rain, sun, warm, cold, spin it all around round… But life too, is complicated. Oh wait, there’s a film called that, isn’t there?

Nothing new then. Nothing new to see. Just well, global-warmised alarmingly erratic weather, although apparently we are not hurtling as quickly to the abyss as we thought. Cutting emissions worldwide is making a positive impact. So let’s hold onto the positive for just a minute now,  the rest of world affairs aside…
So, the weather. Apparently tomorrow we lurch back into sunny Spring. But there’s been a few wet & wildcard days thrown in which must be adequately catered to and accommodated. So for confused-weather get up, my key pointers: take into account the rain, keep warm but no need to full winter apparel it…

 

So What To Wear In Confusing Climes?

  1. The trench. I mean it’s big this season. In classic beige and dark green/olive/khaki seem to be the best bets (Mango do a khaki one as well & so do Me & Em – this is shorter btw!). This one I found in store while in Portugal on another weather confused day and emergency bought. Well, mainly because I just quite liked it. It is long on me obvs, but the fit is otherwise good and I love the button detailing on the sleeve. I have another trench which is a bit thinner but less protective and with raglan shoulders which I don’t always feel like wearing…
  2. The knit. This is key because on a wet, grey day there will come a point when you tire and just feel cold. Which is horrid. More than lightweight is what you need for these moments, and I am quite deeply attached to this lovely knitted, cosy as mid-weight, cardy from Rouje (sadly sold out, but they do restock so get an alert!). Guaranteed cosy moments every time I put it one and very necessary for the next point.
  3. The chunky kicks. These Reimagined AirForce 1 Nikes in particular (sold out, but restocking end of Aug I’ve been reliably informed!) with which I am deeply obsessed because of their cool looks and height giving properties. But the point is I’m wearing them with bare ankles. Cos despite all appearances: We. Are. Technically. In. Spring. But hence keeping warm on the rest of the body.
  4. The dress. Ok, still not sure if dress over trousers is going to ever make its full comeback, but as we um and ah it’s a brilliant way of adding another layer on a weather-erratic day. Note neutral coloured – I think a flowery dress would take this outfit places I wouldn’t necessarily want to go! The top part, not on show, is short-sleeved with a belt. You can see it in full here from Finery.
  5. The jeans. Just some of my best basic denim really, the Seattle from Weekday. These are my go-to when I want a more androgynous jean look, nice and straight with a good waist.

Complicated? Or maybe not all that complicated. Bit of an experiment really, but I quite like it. But in all hope, see you back in the land of sunny… !


Trench coat | Mango

Dress* | Finery

Knit* | Rouje

Bag* | C Nichol

Jeans | Weekday

Watch* | Larsson Jennings

Shoes | Nike

Necklaces | Bear Brooksbank (bear pendant & vintage) & #BiancaXStylonylon Compass

Sunglasses | Le Specs

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Olympus pen E-PL9 | Mango trench | C Nichol bag | Weekday jeans | Finery dress | Nike AirForce 1 | Bear Brooksbank

Olympus pen E-PL9 | Larsson Jennings watch | C Nichol bag

Olympus pen E-PL9

Olympus pen E-PL9 | Mango trench | C Nichol bag | Weekday jeans | Finery dress | Nike AirForce 1 | Bear Brooksbank
East London roaming…

Olympus pen E-PL9 | Mango trench | C Nichol bag | Weekday jeans | Finery dress | Nike AirForce 1 | Bear Brooksbank

Olympus pen E-PL9 | Mango trench | C Nichol bag | Weekday jeans | Finery dress | Nike AirForce 1 | Bear Brooksbank

Olympus pen E-PL9 | Mango trench | C Nichol bag | Weekday jeans | Finery dress | Nike AirForce 1 | Bear Brooksbank

New Necklace Alert!

On the middle chain is my new ‘spinner’ pendant which spells out ‘I LOVE YOU’ when it spins. Originally a Victorian thing, these were big in the ’80s and are now making a comeback! Found this all out from the lovely Bear Brooksbank, who sources these as part of her antique & vintage collection. Contact Bear direct to find out more and if you would like one!

Olympus pen E-PL9 | Mango trench | C Nichol bag | Weekday jeans | Finery dress | Nike AirForce 1 | Bear Brooksbank

Olympus pen E-PL9

Olympus pen E-PL9 | Mango trench | C Nichol bag | Weekday jeans | Finery dress | Nike AirForce 1 | Bear Brooksbank

Outfit Details

Trench coat | Mango

Dress* | Finery

Knit* | Rouje

Bag* | C Nichol

Jeans | Weekday

Shoes | Nike

Watch* | Larsson Jennings

Necklaces | Bear Brooksbank (bear pendant & vintage) & #BiancaXStylonylon Compass

Sunglasses | Le Specs

Photography by Jay McLaughlin on Olympus Pen E-PL9 with 17mm 1.8 lens

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  1. I was so happy to finally get hold of a trench last month, after years of shopping around for one that was just right for my 6’1″ frame!

    Loving your lighter, slightly longer hair, BTW.

    1. Ah brilliant! Yes, so good to get on the right length! 🙂 And thankyou, yes enjoying the new length too!