If summer or even spring for that matter did decide to show up in good Old Blighty, this is what we'd be wearing. A Marc by Marc Jacob's top, Miu Miu skirt, Marni sandals and Cutler and Gross glasses.
So in its absence we'll console ourselves with nostalgic notions of summertime - the hazy light, pastel coloured Victorian terraces in the sun, the heat hitting the back of your neck, seeing the world through a tinted lens, and looking like Jeremy Iron's Lolita minus the train tack braces and creepy step father of course.
To set the scene, the flippy lace Miu Miu skirt together with the Marc by Marc Jacobs slogan t-shirt brings about a sense of play - apt offerings from two houses that create youthful collections with a tongue in cheek sense of humour. It's only fitting then that these two pieces are paired with school girl ankle socks from Burlington and Marni sandals. Dressing for summer is all about experimentation an having fun (plus exposing some flesh along the way). Now if it would just hurry up and arrive.