We are not even halfway through August and I’m sat writing this looking out onto grey, miserable skies. Sipping my warm coffee and dressed in what only could be described as winter attire (black) it seems once again our good old British summer has peaked too soon...
While other countries are perhaps reaching the hottest part of summer, it’s this time every year U.K shops are filling up with autumn/winter collections and that nagging Christmas feeling rears its head. Despite the fact it’s not even September yet I start picturing myself sprawling out by log fires, cosy in winter knits and Christmas shopping in New York (!) Indeed only last night wearing my hooded jumper and slippers I was shamefully planning my winter wardrobe. My excuse being I’m tiring of that all familiar British late summer debate: is it warm enough to go without my jacket? Bare my legs? Or even wear a dress!
My day to day activities here at Raw Creative have only sought to fuel this fashion obsession, currently working on gathering press images for a Christmas gift mailer I have found myself debating which pieces I will be buying myself next season, although surely winter fashion is an investment?! At least I tell myself that every year whilst rummaging through my copious belted coats, fur and knits collected over the last few winters. Downloading images for Raw and deciding what will be good gift pieces, I have found myself debating what will be my investment piece this year: another classic coat?! statement bright dress ?! (damn you Net a Porter and Vogue!)
I actually can’t wait to don my knee high boots and swing coat, Carrie Bradshaw style against a wintery backdrop. I mean, my maxi dresses have only had a few outings this summer most of which I’m sure was abroad! The lure of autumn/winter fashion is already calling me and let’ face it who wants to wear old flip flops when there are shiny new boots and sky-high heels available!
Yet the irony of it is that I know come mid-December I’ll be cursing the cold weather, fighting my way through last-minute Christmas shoppers and my hedonistic image of me in winter’s ‘latest’ boots disappears (especially as I’ll be wearing them until at least April!) Those flip flops and accessible summer fashion suddenly look oh so appealing again!