As a Fashion Stylist I’m rarely living in the season that I’m currently in. Always thinking ahead to what I’m shooting at work and won’t inevitably be wearing for a good few months. The high street has also upped it’s game bringing seasons forward earlier and earlier so when it’s 25 degrees outside the only things on offer are chunky knits and ankle boots. This is where my summer saviour brands step in. My all year round holiday essential pit stops that save the day when I’ve booked a late summer holiday and want to add some newness to my wardrobe that’s weather appropriate.
his was the case on my recent trip to Austria. For days spent lounging around lakes and lunching in old towns I knew I wanted some floaty maxis that would feel different from anything I would usually wear at home. On holiday I love to indulge in a more bohemian style and this is where Free People come to the rescue. Free People are a brand that can be relied on all year round to inject some free spirited beauty in to your suitcase. Pieces that feel super special but are light, comfortable and easy to wear. Just like this Fabel dress these are the pieces I continuously pull on and off and generally live in when I’m away. So easy day or night with minimal effort required.
Another brand that saves the day is Basket Basket. A good holiday beach bag can be tricky to find at the best of times and by July it can feel like an impossible task all together, This lovely family run eco-friendly company have every shape and size of basket you could ever wish for. A real saviour for an out of season trip and also a timeless piece that will never date. Below I’ve listed a few of my other go-to brands for out of season dressing.