Only in this country do you have to carry a mini umbrella and a tube of Factor 30 around at the same time. So with this in mind, I have put together some fashion essentials for a truly British BBQ...
Sports luxe looks - the kind that embraces fine fabrics you definitely don't want to sweat in - have been around for a while now and this season is no exception. The appeal of gorgeous, wearable and, most phenomenally, genuinely comfortable clothing is just too much for this trend to die any time soon.
When I was younger I didn't really 'get' fashion. I mainly ran around in wellington boots, Barbour jackets (way before they were cool) and got jolly muddy in the rain. All I knew was that whatever was in Vogue was really, really beautiful and that I wanted to edit it. This desire has stayed with me becoming my ultimate point of focus. Years later and surrounded daily by thousands of pounds worth of clothes, there are still some things that I don't 'get'.
What would we do without Whistles? Solving smart women's sartorial dilemmas since the early 1980s, the British brand has become something of an institution.