Summer is Here.

We can all feel it; the evenings are becoming lighter, weekends are becoming makeup-less, sunglasses are continuously being shoved into our bags… we’re even bringing SALADS in for lunch. Yep, the summer season in London has hit. No longer are we donning black as the go-to styling for dates, brunches and family visits. We’re turning our heads to the milkmaid blouse and denim, all in homage to the warmer season.

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No longer is white cotton only for the family holidays abroad, it is the new dressing up tool, for all your social needs. Paired with straight leg denim and a pair of mules, its the Scandi answer to chic dressing, just without the figure hugging leather and shades of black.

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For more of an evening look, pair this seasons hottest summer piece with leather culottes and lace up stilletos - add a Baquette bag (Fendi-esque style of course) and a pair of oversized hoops, and you’ve got an Em Rata answer to the off-duty model milkmaid blouse trend… without looking too ‘Little House on the Prairie’.

For the work environment, work with a pair of straight leg, ankle skimming black trousers and sling back flats - a pointed shoe also helps to elevate the blouse, adding sharpness and a more ‘serious tone’ to such a romantic piece of clothing. Finish this look off with an oversized blazer on your shoulders for when you walk into the Monday morning meeting, and you’re all set to keep everyones attention on you.

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Blouse - Pretty Little Thing

Jeans - Boohoo

Mock-croc mules - Asos

Earrings - Boohoo

Belt - Vintage