What to wear for a summer staycation
‘ There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing,’ fell-walking expert Alfred Wainwright’s quote is often cited but hard to beat. This kind of stoic attitude is what’s needed for a holiday on home turf. And it encapsulates how we’ll be dressing in the summer of 2021, perfectly. Cornish brand Seasalt asked for my edit of their lovely daywear collection, to cover every possible outcome: sudden downpour across Polperro Harbour? Not a problem. Heatwave in Hastings? Piece of cake. Eye-watering breeze on Bamburgh Beach? They’ve got your back.
Being born and bred in Blackpool, a thorough appreciation of the benefits of a waterproof raincoat runs through me like letters through a stick of rock. Whatever the season, the lightweight Dry Point, parka-style (top photo) rolls up neatly into a tote bag and – should the heavens open – it can be layered over a jacket or jumper.
Nothing says ‘summer at the seaside’ more than sailor stripes (even if you are spending most of the time in South London).