Monday, 6 July 2015

Summer Rain

Summer Rain 2
So the other day we had the hottest day on record in the UK. And the day after that it absolutely bucketed down with rain. Still warm, but soaking wet - what does one wear?! I'm staying with family down in Kent for the moment, and let me tell you I did not have the right clothes in my suitcase for such a day as that. I'm what my Uncle would call a failed shopper - I spend an embarrassing amount of my time browsing/buying/playing with clothes, yet on so many occasions I just don't seem to have quite the right thing to wear. Can anyone else can relate to this? Let me know in the comments!

Now if I were a perfect fashion goddess, what I would have worn in that summer downpour might have looked a little something like this:

1. Cropped J Brand Jeans - I am definitely a jeans girl. It has to be really, really hot to get me in anything else, unless it's an evening out or a special occasion. If it's raining, no matter what the temperature, I personally want to feel a bit more covered up, so jeans it is. I normally buy most of mine from Topshop, but every so often I do love a really good designer pair, and this J Brand "Trouble Maker" style is just gorgeous. I'm in love with the distressed knees and the cropped, raw-edge hems. And at least I'd be getting my ankles out - a definite nod to summer if ever there was one!

2. H&M Silk Blend T-Shirt - I think H&M do the most amazing basic T-shirts. This one looks so luxurious and it's only £14.99! Quite frankly, at that price it would be almost rude not to get one. Or two.

3. Zara Cotton Trench Coat - Now this is perfect for keeping you dry in a summer shower without boiling you to death, and it's so stylish too. I used to have something like this years ago, it was also from Zara and they're still doing this kind of thing incredibly well and at reasonable prices. (We can't all afford Burberry, as much as we would like to!) What remains a mystery to me is why I don't have a coat like this any longer, as I quite clearly need one.

4. Lotus Miami Loafers - I've been in sandals all week because of the heat, but when the rain started they were the last thing I wanted to wear. Wet feet are never fun, unless I'm paddling in the sea on a hot beach, that is! These loafers, on the other hand, are perfect - summery and stylish, but covered up enough to protect you from any nasty puddles.

5. Fulton Umbrella - If it's raining, you need an umbrella. Obvs. I love how this one is a bit more interesting than just plain black, but still neutral enough to go with everything. It's also one of those umbrellas that folds down really small, so it will fit easily in a handbag.

6. Zara Bag - Speaking of handbags, no outfit would be complete without one, and I think we all know by now how obsessed I am with Zara bags. I just think their style and attention to detail are as good as a lot of pricier brands out there, and this one is definitely no exception. I love the structure of it and the colours go perfectly with the rest of the look.

7. Whistles Sunglasses - At some point the rain will hopefully stop and the sun will reappear, in which case it's important to be prepared! When it comes to sunglasses I'm obsessed with both tortoiseshell and cat-eye styles at the moment, so these are pretty much perfect!

What do you wear if it's wet but warm? And what's your favourite item from this list?

Kate x


  1. This is such a gorgeous outfit and definitely perfect for the temperamental weather in the UK! I love the handbag :)
    Love Holly x

  2. That jeans and top combo looks perfect!

  3. These are so cute and perfect! I love that purse!
    Melanie @

  4. I'm loving this look, especially the bag! :)

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    1. Thanks Kristina! Wow, that sounds exciting! I'll definitely check out your blog. x

  5. All of the classic pieces every lady needs! I especially need that trench coat! Ahh! Thanks for sharing.


  6. This is the perfect look for a warm and wet day :) I think a cute umbrella, like the one you have chosen, is definitely a must

    Rachel xxx

    1. I agree - we have to use them so often in the UK so might as well pick a nice one! x

  7. I appreciate any one who can pull off loafers, but I just look like a old lady... haha

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    1. This is exactly how I used to feel about loafers until a couple of years ago! I don't know if it's the fact that they're becoming more fashionable that's changed my mind about them, or if I'm actually becoming an old lady and haven't realised yet! x

  8. I love this beaut summer rain wish-list! Definitely such a good idea for us British bloggers faced constantly with temperamental weather ;) The Zara bag is absolutely gorgeous, I really love how classy and seasonal it is. Really crushing on the silk tee and the J Brand jeans too <3

    I'm definitely a failed shopper, whenever I venture out in jeans or tights everyone else is out in summer dresses, but whenever I wear something summery people seem to be wrapped up! Ha! :O :)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    1. I do this all the time Sophie! Absolutely hopeless at judging what the weather's going to do and often with a totally unnecessary coat due to my fear of being too cold! x

  9. I'm definitely a failed shopper too :P
    I love the Zara trench coat, definitely need to add that to my wardrobe!!

    The Everyday Life of Rachel

    1. So glad I'm not the only one Rachel! Yes it's such a classic piece isn't it? x

  10. I love this look! It really is perfect for the summer rain.. which I love! :)


  11. Your imaginary style is great! Wish we were billionaires so our styles could be real :p
    Enjoy the summer!


  12. This is such a cute look! Closed toe shoes are definitely a must as well as a nice umbrella :)

    xo, alison*elle

  13. I think this beautiful outfit is not only perfect for a summer rain!
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  14. Love your post. So useful!

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  15. I've been dying for a gorgeous trench & the Zara one fits the bill. So lovely. :]
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  16. From your list above, I must say the shoe & the bag are my favourites. I am not that fashionable haha so I might just wear a jeans with a t-shirt :D

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