City Summer Dressing

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I absolutely love dressing for summer in the city. I don’t have that relaxed, beach-babe thing down – my boobs are far too unruly for triangle bikinis and after 28 years, I still haven’t mastered tousled hair. I prefer a more structured look and as it’s generally not acceptable to walk around a city in swimwear, City Summer Dressing is my favourite.

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Dress, Cos | Boots, c/o Sarenza | Necklaces, & Other Stories and Vera Meat | Bracelet, c/o Links of London | Sunglasses, Orla Kiely

For me, dressing for a summer in the city is all about a flash of leg. I love floaty dresses with higher hemlines that I can smarten up with ankle boots or leather flats. I rarely wear sandals during the week as city pavements are FILTHY. And also, I haven’t quite got round to a pedicure yet…

This dress is an old buy from Cos but one I adore regardless of season. It works just as well with tights in winter as it does with tanned limbs in summer, and it’s the absolute BEST for disguising a carb-heavy lunch (damn you, Wasabi Chicken Katsu Salad).

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Rob and I snapped these photos at the Corn Exchange in Leeds. My studio is a 2 minute walk from this beautiful building and yet I rarely visit – shame on me. It’s a pretty spot for eating lunch in the sun so I’ve officially moved it to the top of my ‘go here more often’ list.

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Doesn’t everything just look so much better when the sun shines?



You have summer in the city dressing down to a fine art, love it! Sadly summer in Glasgow isn’t always so… summery, so I rarely get the chance to properly practise my summer dressing. Hopefully that rumoured heatwave will actually appear this year so I can give it a shot! I have a similar-ish dress from Topshop that would be perfect.. x

Charlotte / coloursandcarousels


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