I love this time of year. It’s sunny, the days are long, ice lollies are aplenty and there’s a “school’s out” energy in the air. Of course, we all enjoy the prospect of a holiday, but I’ve always thought that London (and most cities, actually) really comes into its own in August. There’s something about that notion of “summer in the city” that’s so chic. You can spend the weekends bouncing around city neighbourhoods in a satin dress, Aperol spritz in hand, pretending you’re 2022’s answer to Carrie Bradshaw.
That being said, if you’re interested in fashion, you’re no doubt deep into thinking about the upcoming season. Will it be wool coats or puffers? Which boots will be at the top of everyone’s wish lists? In the middle of a heat wave, it can feel strange to think about the cold of winter or that transitional, in-between period. But ARKET’s new pre-fall edit is perfect for those days in between seasons that begin with crisp mornings but descend into warm and occasionally clammy afternoons. The answer? Layered staples that can be styled suitably for every activity.