Even the summer gets cold/ En vogue with your skin out

Something I wish really existed, outside of adverts and rom-coms, is the perfect day-to-night summer time outfit. Now this perfect summer outfit is cunning, and really the only way I can see it working successfully is if you have either a jumper carrier (whipped boyf/ small slave boy) or an enormously large bag. Because no matter how great your darling summer dress is while the sun is out (sun- ha!), the minute that bad boy disappears you’re going to be freezing. And not in an ethereal, other-worldy ‘Oh golly, don’t worry about ME! I’m simply always cold because I’m just so terribly fragile and skinny’ way. No, in a grumpy, ‘take me home NOW can’t you see I’m absolutely freezing and I’m not having any fun’ way.

Now, I know a prophet is never appreciated in his own land so people are going to continue to go out all day without planning for this (and also without wearing sunscreen, but I feel that Baz Luhrmann has really put his stamp all over that particular issue), but if you would like your summer nights to be more like a Ralph Lauren advert, you should probably buy the following. I imagine you have unlimited funds, but like the Middleton sisters are keen to promote the high street to show your ghetto roots.

1. This old thing? Oh, you know, I just slung it on and now look effortlessly pretty and warm. I can’t help it.

http://www.gap.eu/browse/product.do?cid=57362&vid=1&pid=834128

£39.95

2. Only £149 for a cardigan?  They gave me enough material for three cardigans. It’s really very much like the Tesco ‘Buy 1, get 2 free’. I probably made money.

ASH

http://www.purecollection.com/products-Gassato-Waterfall-Cashmere-Cardigan_LK-E22.htm

£149

3. Well this is obviously a 3-way cardigan. Cardigan, girdle and dressing gown. I’m sold.

MICHAEL Michael Kors 

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/115759

£240

4. What do you mean, did I use to be fat?! This is OVERSIZED. It makes me look stupidly slim. Gosh. Totally worth it.

Donna Karan 

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/109356

over £1000

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