Since moving to London, dressing up for British summer has been a constant challenge. The days can go from cold mornings to hot and sunny afternoons. You want to avoid changing multiple times a day to keep warm or stay cool.
As a foreigner, I’ve noticed that the majority of British people tend to love blazers year-round. Adding a blazer to your look is usually the chic and posh way to look great during the British summer without much effort. Blazers are extremely versatile and not just limited to be used during office hours. They look amazing with shorts, jeans and skirts and even dresses. My favourite way to wear them during summertime is with denim shorts.
To recreate the look, just use your favourite pair of summer shorts along with a basic summer top in the same colour as your blazer. Alternatively, use a top in a contrasting colour to your blazer. You will want your shorts to be on the long side so that they can be seen under the blazer. My blazer is fitted but this look works really well with oversized blazers too.
Here are some of the items I used to recreate the look. A white blazer can also be a great way to change this look.