Like most people in the UK, I have a summer drawer stuffed with summer togs that only gets to come out 4 months of the year. KILLS ME, that does, as I think of all those diddy little dresses by Stone Cold Fox and crochet numbers by Reformation which can only be warn in high summer and with a tan and therefore have an appalling cost-per-wear.

When I was younger, I was big into summer dresses during winter; like a grunge statement gone wrong (Primark baby doll dresses worn with tights, mmmmmm.) I’ve largely grown out of this and overcome my fear of trousers, but when I recently discovered young Scandi label Cecilie Copenhagen, newly stocked at Browns, in London (though this dress is from the site direct) I realised that keffiyeh print doesn’t have to be for summer and only summer. There’s something very canny about these items which work essentially in all seasons. I may stick out amongst the sea of duffel coats, in a floaty wrap dress, but the material is pretty thick and even more so with a white polo neck underneath. Happy days.


I’m wearing a Monica Vinader necklace, Cecilie Copenhagen dress and Saint Laurent boots.

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