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Written by Savi, 22 Comments

Hola earthlings- how are you?

We Londoners don’t get to say this often but it is super hot in our city at the moment. I’m not talking heat that makes one want to prance amidst golden grass, wearing floral crowns and rocking wavy hair. I’m talking heat that knocks the living daylights out of people, makes English houses seem claustrophobic, and makes one want to bunch one’s hair out of the way, fashion be damned. Not sounding pleasant is it?

But then along comes an outfit – one that doesn’t need floral crowns or wavy hair or elaborate accessories – an outfit that makes one comfortable enough to put the smile back on one’s face. Suddenly the heat-wave doesn’t seem so bad.

Start with the shortest shorts you can find. I opted for my black high-waisted city shorts. They’re perfect for a variety of outfits; they work equally well with a blazer for office and an oversized shirt for a laid-back day in the city. Here I combined them with a basic white vest. For a bit of colour, I added a lightweight chiffon kimono featuring an all-over print. The oversized ‘peace’ earrings reinforce the bohemian vibe of the kimono and the gold-coloured sling bag completes this outfit.

With an outfit like that, your comatose self will be thinking about ice-lollies and summer-fruit cocktails in no time 🙂

Earrings: ASOS (available here)

Necklace: Accessorize 

Bag: Topshop (Read my post on Italy for ideas on styling the same bag in different ways)

City Shorts: New Look

Vest: Primark

Kimono: Primark

Summer Fashion - Kimono

Summer Fashion - Gold Jewellery

London Summer Fashion

London Summer Fashion - City Shorts

Bohemian Fashion


What’s your recipe for shooing away summer blues? 🙂

22 thoughts on “On City Shorts and a Scorching Summer

  1. Hi Savi. You look great in the pictures, as always. 🙂 I really like the look. Very easy, breezy, comfy, wearable and yet subtly makes a statement. You have a thing for gold accents, don’t you?

    1. Hehe yeah- I feel metallic accents (gold or silver) are the easiest way to pull a look together. Great for lazy-bums like me 😉

    1. Karisa I love it too – it’s a staple in my wardrobe. To think it was just £8 or something – gotta love Primark 😉

  2. the pictures are really great . i am a big follower of urs .. .. just love ur looks each and every time . just cant help loving ur style statement

    1. Thanks a million Kushagr- it’s always a pleasure to hear from regular readers of the blog 🙂

    1. Thanks Bri. Haha looking put-together in the heat is a Herculean task, one which none of us will ever be able to master 😉

  3. Hi Very recently came across blog..I guess post reading an article on u guys in TOI..amazing work.. and great going…and I am already in awe with your blog.

    1. Thanks for your warm message Bonny – we hope you continue to enjoy Bruised Passports. We will look forward to seeing your comments on posts 🙂

  4. I live in the mall where I can laze in a coffee shop surfing the net and reading about you delightfully exploring your wardrobe lol

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