In classic British style, I’m going to discuss the weather. Here we go:
Saturday was a scorcher, wasn’t it? Crikey!
Bumbling Britishisms aside, it really was rather warm on Saturday. After sitting on the park barbecuing various meats and drinking fruity ciders, I was in no fit state to head out to a party (which was my diary entry for Saturday evening). I treated myself to a cold shower and washed the smoke out of my hair, but was then faced with a new, long-hair-don’t-care dilemma – blow drying.
Long-time mermaids will know that blow drying, straightening and curling heavy hair in hot weather is absolutely awful. But I’m new to this game, and I haven’t quite mastered the natural wave. So rather than battle with a round brush and a bottle of Frizz-Ease, I decided to try a fishtail braid, inspired by this article on Super Savvy Me, who I collaborated with for this post.
Silk shorts, French Connection | T-shirt, H&M | Sandals, Reiss | Clutch, c/o Radley | Watch, c/o Daniel Wellington | Necklace, Topshop | Ring, H&M | Sunglasses, Orla Kiely for Boots Opticians
I used this awesomely cute video tutorial to teach myself how to do a fishtail braid – it’s quick, simple and looks great for summer. With my hair off my face and taken care of, I slipped on some silk shorts, a cotton tee and (almost) flats for a no-nonsense outfit. Finished off with my beautiful Radley bag – which is actually an iPad case but looks great as a clutch – I was good to go.
What’s your favourite summer hairstyle? Any tips for styling long hair in hot heat?