my (british) summer uniform ( & Passion 4 Fashion LinkUp!)

Summer here in the UK can be really unpredictable, its been blazing sunshine one minute then showers the next, chilly in the morning but super warm in the afternoon. All this does make for more of a challenge when getting dressed in the morning. But lately i’ve perfected my summer uniform forumla and it seems to work really well!
Add one comfy striped dress, a pretty scarf, the quintessential denim jacket, big clutch and easy to wear wedges. There you have an easy summer uniform.
This has been my go-to most mornings lately, i’ll substitute in different dresses but the general ensemble is the same.
It just works. When its cool in the morning (or whilst in the supermarket, those refrigerator isles are bloody freezing) the denim jacket is the perfect companion and so is a scarf, plus scarfs scream ‘i made an effort dahhling’, even if you didn’t really, hahaa.
The stripe dress is the kind of dress that never goes out of style and one i always reach for. Effortless chic, I LOVE a great striped tshirt material dress, and the sizing on this one from BlackFive was again spot on (rare from an international company, but these guys have it spot on, i think i mentioned in in my last post with the stripe skirt, an i continue to be very very impressed).
I also find as long as my arms are covered my legs can deal with it, plus it’s not particularly cold.
The wedges are another summer essential for me. I’d been after a great pair of tan wedges for a couple of years. I was being particular fussy and knew i didn’t want there to be a front platform part, like many of the wedges have these days (they make me look like a giant and i tower over everyone and feel  stupidly big) I wanted an everyday pair and these Sainsbury’s ones do the trick perfectly. Supermarkets are really knocking out some great clothes and shoes these days. I can not fault them!

So there we have it, my (British) Summer Uniform.

Whats your summer uniform? 

Do you have bi-polar weather to deal with or is it just sunny sun-sun?

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  1. July 18, 2014 / 5:55 am

    I love this formula in the summer too. A perfect British summer outfit. Love your bag and those wedges are gorgeous! It is amazing what you can pick up in a supermarket these days. Lynne x

  2. July 18, 2014 / 6:37 am

    I loved the title of this post hahaha. You can never go wrong with a Denim Jacket, or a B+W Striped Dress (especially if it is Flared) or a Floral Scarf. Great Styling.

    I'd love for you to check out the outfit I linked up. It is my new favorite scarf – I love it.

    Enjoy the weekend gorgeous lady!! <3 Ada.

  3. July 18, 2014 / 7:44 am

    Just a perfect uniform! Due to different events and activities I wear various clothes, really depending on occasion.

  4. July 18, 2014 / 9:22 am

    Love the summer uniform – it always amuses me to see the British blogs with their jackets or cardi's in the summer! Living in Italy if I even wear a heavy cotton sundress I die!

  5. July 18, 2014 / 11:09 am

    I love that clutch! It's such a fun print. You can never go wrong with stripes! It's been pretty hot here although this week we have had a cool front. Layers of denim and a scarf are great.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  6. July 18, 2014 / 11:29 am

    Absolutely love this look! The stripes with the floral scarf is perfect and that clutch is to die for!

    <3 Shannon

  7. July 18, 2014 / 11:31 am

    This is such a cute ensemble! Love the addition of the scarf. ~Cynthia | My Rose Colored Shades

  8. July 18, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    I'm the same way, if I have a jacket or long sleeves and a scarf, I'm comfortable if it's chilly. Love this look! Such a pretty scarf!


  9. July 18, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    Dear Rachel,

    Please may I have your legs? It's not much to ask, seeing as I'm a good bloggy friend and you always look so fab in dresses, and that's basically just not fair. I'm not going to offer anything in return because you really don't need it, you're perfect as you are.

    Your (very demanding) friend,

    Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb x

    P.S. You may think I'm joking… am I? Hmmmmm ;))) lol

  10. July 18, 2014 / 6:41 pm

    I am in love with this casual look. I'd definitely wear this as my summer uniform too! Throw on a nice set of bangles, and you're ready for a night out! Thanks for the link up!!

    Understated Classics

  11. July 18, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Looks lovely! I've not long bought a lightish blue denim from Sainsburys and I don't know why I haven't got one before as it's perfect for this time of year.

  12. July 22, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Perfect summer uniform! I love the tribal embroidery on your bag.

  13. July 28, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    Gorgeous! Love this outfit! I'm so with you on the arms covered the legs can handle it line too! LOL! Ax

  14. August 3, 2014 / 7:00 am

    I really really love this look. It's classic and super cute. I enjoy how perfectly your scarf looks with that striped dress. The jean jacket is a perfect addition to a striped dress too!

    Jamie |

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