When the weather is muggy and you face regular drenchings, the only thing to wear are items that keep you cool and don’t get ruined in the rain. A checked shirt in gorgeous Madras colours keeps the flag flying for summer with long sleeves for those cooler moments. Pair with rugby shorts – yes really! This is a genuine trend I’ve spotted on the streets of East London and you need only be worn with caution if you live anywhere near the hooray-Henry zones of SW London. The shape is actually classic and when not worn with sportswear can look surprisingly stylish.
Popsugar reports that GQ writer Glenn O’Brien is not down with flip flops and I’m inclined to agree. They’re great for the beach but for work or social occasions flip flops are just a little too studenty. Unless you’re applying to appear on CH4′s Shipwrecked they shouldn’t really be part of your day-to-day wardrobe.
(Starting from the left: Bally Vellin sandal $315, H by Hudson Grado sandal £45, Tatami Amira thong sandal €89)
Depending on your viewpoint, sandals are either a great way to give your feet some air during the summer or an abomination that should be banned. This season, the gladiatorial sandal has made its high fashion debut, working its way into the collections of Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Basi. Are you for or against the Russell Crowe look? Vote on the poll after the jump.