Arising from my slumber on this July morning, I, momentarily, thought I may have still been in a dream like trance. Au lieu of the magical melody of birds chirping outside my window, I was instead awoken by a cacophony of thunder and lightening. SURELY this could not be the case? Alas, my dears it was. See, in this lovely little island of Ireland, we are blessed with many things- typical weather is unfortunately not one of them.

Thus, as any Irish fashionista will agree, one must always be prepared for every environmental eventuality that may come one’s way. With this in mind, I decided to opt for a lightweight jacket that would keep me dry without making me perspire in the queue for my morning coffee. Such a piece comes in the form of this divine overcoat from H&M. I picked it up in their sale a few weeks ago for just €25 (down from €100!), and fell in love with it instantly.


It’s heavy cotton fabric is perfect for those chillier days, and is ideal for our indecisive Irish summers. The oversized shape is extremely en vogue, and will be perfect over a chunky knit for AW’14 – when mens coats are expected to take on the voluminous tendencies of last winter’s womenswear.

For today’s outing, I decided to keep a fairly muted palette for the rest of my look, allowing the coat to be the standout piece.


I jazzed up my basic black jeans with this fun leopard print shirt, that tied in with my tribal trainers perfectly.



I of course had to have some co-ordinated accessories, and matched my trusty River Island satchel with these VERY vibrant socks. After all, if the weather is feeling blue, why can’t I?!



Finally, to add some subtle sass, I popped the collar on my OTT overcoat to reveal this fabulous faux leather trim under the collar- it’s all in the details guys and gals!


How do you sassy sartorialists stay chic and showerproof?


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