Words Molly Flatt
1. Elise Sunglasses, TOM FORD, £310
2. Slogan T-shirt, NOBODY DENIM, £75
3. Jody Pants, BAUM UND PFERDGARTEN, £119
4. Excellent Women, VIRAGO MODERN CLASSICS, £7.32
5. Woven cotton shoulder bag, ALIENINA, £150
6. SPF 50+ Anti-Ageing Ultra Sensitive Facial Sun Cream, ULTRASUN, £24.00 (50ml)
7. Metallic leather ‘M’ sandals, MAJE, £199
8. Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick, MAYBELINE, £6.99
Wild Swans, in Islington, might well be my favourite boutique in London. Over the years its clever curation has introduced me to some brilliant Scandi brands that reliably fit both my 5’11” frame and my androgynous sports-luxe taste. Baum und Pferdgarden is one of the best, and these emerald trousers would break me out of my addiction to muted neutrals while still ticking the non-negotiable as-comfy-as-pyjamas box (if I don’t feel free, I don’t look good). I’m also a sucker for a slogan tee, and this Nobody Denim number is hard to argue with.
Both would go well with the Wonder Woman vibe of these golden Maje sandals, especially when paired with near-neon lips. Maybelline’s Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick is a truly miraculous product, delivering rich, immovable and moisturising pigment for under seven quid, and the Orange Shot shade is way more flattering than it sounds.
Final touches – Tom Ford sunglasses and a light little woven shoulder bag stuffed with my July life essentials – 90% dark chocolate, Ultrasun Factor 50 face cream, and a copy of a novel by Barbara Pym. I’ve only just discovered the literary mistress of 1950s social mores and boy, have I fallen for her – hard.
Molly Flatt is Digital Editor of PHOENIX Magazine. She is also Associate Editor of FutureBook, Associate Editor of The Memo, and writes about tech and culture for the likes of the Guardian and the BBC. Her debut novel, THE CHARMED LIFE OF ALEX MOORE, will be published by Pan Macmillan next spring.