There are a few things we, on this fair isle, consider fail-safe conversational bankers. One is the price of confectionary (because Freddos really did cost 10p not all that long ago). Another is tea. However, no small-talk topic can rile us up quite like the weather.
After what seems like an age of plodding through the winter months with nothing but Netflix and microwave meals to get us through, we £12.99, finally get a hint of nice, respectable, not terrible weather and what do we do? Start complaining about it, naturally. And boy, how we love to do that. I love to do that. Every day, without fail, I’ve moaned about 1) how muggy it is, 2) how my hair looks because of said mugginess, 3) why it’s archaic that public transport doesn’t have adequate air conditioning, or 4) the fact I haven’t dressed correctly for the (touch wood) soaring climate.
Which is precisely why we’ve dedicated this issue to sorting out all your warm-weather-dressing woes. From the top 11 sunshine staples (see p56) to I Saw It First – the new, super-affordable online brand set to go stellar – we’ve got everything you need to have your most stylish summer EVER. Then, once you’ve taken care of your wardrobe, it’s time to unfuzz, de-hoof and get your glow on. Be sure to consult our foolproof guide to self-tanning on p64 for easy hacks that anyone can do – without having to get someone to do your back for you. Yes, really. The one thing we can’t guarantee? Good weather. But then, what would there be to complain about if we could? @Maxfasheditor
top, £20 skirt, £25 both i Saw it First new Look