Oh Scotland, your fickle weather never ceases to amuse and frustrate! At the start of the week, heatwaves and glorious sunshine swept the UK; as I wrote this, a thick haar had blotted out the sunrise; as I edited this, ominous-l0oking blue-grey clouds fill the sky. When the weather is this unpredictable, it’s easy to see why trans-seasonal dressing is something of a necessity rather than a luxury for us Scots…
These shots were perhaps more appropriate for our Indian summer earlier this week: a cotton ’50s style shirt dress (yet another lucky find at Judy’s Vintage Fair!) that practically screams Summer, demanding sandals, retro sun specs and basket bags as its accompaniment… And I enjoyed the sunny swishing for a while! But when you live in Edinburgh you have to make sure every purchase can adapt to the (sometimes daily) evolving seasons and this dress is no different.
Now that Autumn is here, I’ll still be donning my polka dots – with a few seasonable tweaks of course. The bare legs and sandals were the first to go: replaced by trans-seasonal staple opaque tights and ankle boots. Next, this light knit Boden cardi (now out of stock, but replaced by this gorgeous cropped cashmere number) – which I’m still getting the most of, worn buttoned up with shirts underneath! – has been swapped for a chunky Arran knit from my favourite local vintage seller Rhona, or my staple trench coat if it’s a rainy day.
What are you wearing as Summer segways into Autumn?
What I’m wearing: vintage dress via Judy’s Vintage Fair, cardigan c/o Boden, Clarks sandals, Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses and vintage accessories.