Residing in London only makes one realize that, the weather should not be trusted. One minute the sun is out and the next 2 hours it rains. Savvy fashionistas know that a summer coat is a wardrobe staple for London – bear that in mind while you are packing your suitcase on route here this summer.
Normally wearing a coat in the midst of summer would be a depressing thought for me. However with all those cute options available – I am just excited. The fun started with Iceberg for SS2010 in Milan, where we became acquainted with the bring coloured summer outwear. Such a coat is fun, sleek, dressy enough to go to a party, and easy enough to through over a pair of jeans and a white T; one can still go walk the dog in the park, but in style. I still wear mine wherever and whenever possible. The fact that my coat is now 2 years old just justifies the motto that ‘a stylish piece outlives more than 2 seasons’. For those of you who are looking at the shops now, take guidance from the pros: Akris, Paul Smith and Gucci, who are keeping things sleek, simple and white.
If designer outer gear is out of your reach – do not worry! The high street will have you all covered too. Check out this beauty of a anorak/parka combo from Anthropologie, which is sleek, fun and will definitely keep you warm and dry. Rain! Bring it ON!