Swashbuckling in Shoreditch

London still basking in temperatures around +30 means my dress code is quite simple. As loose fitting clothes as possible and natural fibres such as linen, cotton and silk makes the tube trip a little bit more bearable.

My go-to heatwave choice is always a dress. Loose skirts or shorts are stand-ins. But today was “chilly” with just +17-18C or so in the morning. Therefore this became Trousers Tuesday, paring an old pair of tapered linen trousers with a pin-striped breezy ballon-sleeved blouse.

The blouse in airy cotton (still in stock when writing this) is a real steal for just £17 at H&M. Comfy wedges and loafers takes me from work to concert night.

My new Jumbo Hemp bag from Australian brand Dharma Door adds some relaxed, boho vibes. This versatile piece is handmade by fair trade artisans in Bangladesh.

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The natural fibre allows the bag to stretch as it fills, accommodating a surprising volume of goodies. Like that extra pair of shoes, the large water bottle, my “no-make-up make-up survival kit” and all other necessary stuff for a long day out.


Pinstriped natural white/dark blue blouse, H&M. Ink blue linen trousers, Weekday AW11. Wedges COS, probably SS11. Suede blue dotted loafers, Surface to Air, SS12. Dark blue diary, Liberty. Jumbo Hemp bag, Dharma Door.

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