Staying stylish during a heatwave can be problematic. Here in Blightly we’re simply not used to the temperatures. For most of us, if we’re fortunate, a week in the sun each year means shorts and vest tops, worn year after year, and which simply aren’t suitable for working life at home. Whilst I’m fortunate enough to work for myself, meaning that jeans make up the cornerstone of my wardrobe, sometimes even I concede they have to take a back seat. This prolonged heatwave being a case in point; it’s simply too hot to wear skinnies.
Indeed, one of my criticisms of skirts, dresses or indeed anything flimsy, is that it’s simply too cold in Harrogate to wear them.
The heatwave of 2018 is certainly proving me wrong…. so far! This summer is very much the summer of The Dress.
Easier to wear than the jumpsuit (for a bathroom break anyway) and less hassle on the co-ordination front than separates, The Dress is versatile for any occasion, and more importantly whatever your preference, there is a style to suit your figure. Whether you’re looking for length, sleeves or just total coverage, this summer there is a dress for you. And, if you’re struggling to find what you’re looking for on the high street, its not too late to go bespoke.
Personally, I prefer my dresses full-length to cover my legs, flowing enough to let in some air, and sleeveless. Whether it’s a slender shirt dress, a belted t-shirt dress or an over-sized handkerchief skirt, all are sufficiently versatile to go with trainers for walking to work, sliders for relaxing in the garden, heels for a night out or wedges for stylish lunch.
Whilst I’m not the best model, here is a selection of this summer’s Eliza Wyke designed and made heatwave wardrobe worn both locally and abroad.