T-shirt Sunspel Trousers Initial Fashion Trainers Raf Simons
Among sporadic heat waves, summer city breaks and the morning routine of seeing what our unreliable weather is doing, summer is over in the fashion world. Focus on autumn/winter is in full swing and pressure to decide what your coat purchase should be this year is already making its way into articles. Just let us enjoy summer!
In a bid to stretch out this season for as long as possible, I wanted to get outside, enjoy a languid late afternoon – something of a modicum of late – and make sure the ‘a’ and ‘w’ words were momentarily forgotten. We drove through country roads, listened to music that feels like summer and stopped by some fields on the way back.
Warmer weather for me means peeling back the layers while not losing a sense of put-together style.
This long sleeve top from Sunspel is suitably thin and flows in the wind. It may crease slightly easier than a thicker cotton, but sometimes summer dressing should be carefree. Back on my legs again are my Initial trousers that are still serving me well. A strong pleat contrasting a floaty t-shirt adds a touch of structure and balance.
On my feet are my Raf Simons Stan Smiths. They work so well with the fields, with the similar tones being the initial inspiration for the shoot. I never used to be able to justify premium trainers, but now I get it and there’s probably a post in my reasoning for another time. Then not forgetting my most recent addition in terms of accessories, my ring from The Jewel Thief that I bought when I was in Brighton. It’s pretty discrete and has a dishevelled texture upon closer inspection. I already know what I want my next ring to be!
So while the industry may be saying summer is over, we’ve still got plenty of time to lap up the sun (when it decides to say hello) and get many more wears out of our lighter fabrics and laid-back looks. And if it does get cold, sod it, I’m not against a holiday in September.
Photography by Natalie Jade Reading