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To not bother with summer clothes ever again?

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ffon Sat 02-Jul-16 16:17:49

I've realised that huge amounts of my clothes barely warrant wardrobe or drawer space because they get worn maybe once or twice a year and so far this year haven't made it into the daylight.
I'm talking shorts, sleeveless tops, anything linen, summer dresses and as for any kind of swim/tanning wear, forget it.
I might just pack it all into storage a bin bag
This weather sucks!
Off to google how to live in permanently damp conditions and cry into a nice hot toddy, wrapped in a blanket.

mrsfuzzy Sat 02-Jul-16 16:50:51

brollies, rain macs and wellies ARE the new summer fashion, you are sooo out of touch darrrling grin.

Kenduskeag Sat 02-Jul-16 17:15:52


I keep it all in a vac bag. Around May or June, the first sunny day, I open the bag and wear something, and then it rains and the bag just sits there for he rest of the summer, to be sealed up again in September. A few vests, some linen trousers, few pairs of shorts. Most still have the tags on.

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Sat 02-Jul-16 18:17:55

My summer and winter clothes are the same.

In the winter I just add boots, vests, coats and scarves.

I'm liking the hot toddy idea though. I love hot chocolate with Baileys.

Tessticklesyourfancy Sat 02-Jul-16 18:33:07

My winter wardrobe has socks,, other than that it's pretty much the same for the other seasons hmm

MatildaTheCat Sat 02-Jul-16 18:38:31

I got all excited when there was a rumour that June was going to be a heatwave and bought lots of new summer tops. hmm


CoraPirbright Sat 02-Jul-16 18:38:56

So so so pissed off with this weather. It's sodding July, fgs, and I am wearing a thermal vest & slippers & still am using my hot water bottle!! angry

crayfish Sat 02-Jul-16 18:42:15

YANBU. I wore one pair of shorts twice in May. That's it, that's summer. Dresses, sandals, strappy tops all sitting in my wardrobe looking lovely while I sit here in a hoody...

Abraiid1 Sat 02-Jul-16 18:45:11

No wonder the sales are so good this year, nobody has bothered restocking summer stuff. You only need it for trips abroad this year. I am mainly recycling last year's and saving my budget for winter stuff. I bought a leather jacket a few weeks ago and have worn it twice already. Unbelievable for where l live, in the normally warm south.

singleandfabulous Sat 02-Jul-16 18:46:34

Yep. Ive spent a fortune on dresses & sandals this year and have frozen each time Ive worn them. Ive got the heating on and am drinking cocoa. It's fucking shit.

RufusTheReindeer Sat 02-Jul-16 18:50:16

My friend and i decided a few years ago that you need summer clothes that can be taken on holiday abroad for two weeks....sleeveless tops , shorts etc packed in a suitcase in the attic

And for this country, cropped tousers or skirts, with t shirts you can wear with a cardi or jacket

And thats it grin

MorrisZapp Sat 02-Jul-16 18:52:22

I add a bikini, a sun dress and a few tops to my summer stash each year. It's to wear on holiday. It lives in a zipped laundry bag under the bed and this year I haven't unzipped it yet. I have skirts that are ten years old. Three wears a year mean they should see me out smile

ffon Sun 03-Jul-16 20:19:49

Omfg I have had my shorts on this after! I sat on a chair in the the foot wide bit of sunshine in my back garden after work and have gone slightly pink. I am gobsmacked. WooFeckinHoo!!

Cocochoco Sun 03-Jul-16 20:46:57

My dh wears exactly the same clothes all year round. God it's annoying.

Sleeperandthespindle Sun 03-Jul-16 20:51:51

I wear shorts at the weekend when it's over 16 degrees and it's between April and October. But I'm not very stylish.

I fall for the June weather every year and buy something lovely I wear once...

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 03-Jul-16 21:09:22

I read this thread early this morning and nodded in agreement. I dont need anymore Summer clothes, our weather is shit!

Them I went into town and bought the most comfortable ever Hareem style trousers and something shorter, I'll make sure I wear them til the weather turns shit grin Autumn

MarshaBrady Sun 03-Jul-16 21:10:45

Yep. Thank goodness for a two week holiday soon.

IonaNE Sun 03-Jul-16 21:18:11

The weather in the UK is abominable. In my country of origin it's been above 30 degrees for weeks. I have the heating on. It's July. envy

Shakey15000 Sun 03-Jul-16 21:19:37

Summer clothes in a suitcase for the win. That's where ours stay till our annual jaunt to Greece.

Upside is the space saving.

Downside is that all our holiday snaps for the past 17 years sees us in the nigh on same outfits grin

NavyAndWhite Sun 03-Jul-16 21:22:20


In April I spent £££ on quite a few new tops/pants for sunny days. They are all still sat there sad

SquinkiesRule Sun 03-Jul-16 21:24:39

I wear the same stuff year round and add jumpers socks and boots as needed.
I did wear linen trousers twice this year with sandals and my feet were freezing. I usually save them for sunshine holidays, and pair them with the same tops I wear year round minus the cardies and jumpers.

fruityb Sun 03-Jul-16 21:28:23

I too wear the same stuff all year just layered or I add tights with dresses or whatever. I have cropped trousers and jeans that come out in summer but other than that I tend to wear a t shirt in summer on its own or add a cardi in winter.

I have my holiday clothes that are literally for that! They come out when we go away.

That said not worn any of it this summer as I'm 33 weeks preggers at the mo so rotating a capsule maternity wardrobe lol

VulpesVulpes Sun 03-Jul-16 22:24:28

I have the opposite problem, I live in Germany and we get extremely hot summers here (I mean, compared to Scotland!), but I've no room in my wardrobe as we also get very snowy winters, or so I was informed! The first winter I was here was wonderful with super deep snow, but I was freezing the whole time as I didn't have the right clothes. Well I have since built up an impressive collection of super thick woolly jumpers, thermal leggings and jeans which can actually fit thermal leggings under them... And it has hardly ever snowed in the three years since!

Maybe we should have a trade haha, it's getting so hot here even my summer dresses look too thick sad

CakeNinja Sun 03-Jul-16 22:43:34

I wore a ski jacket on the school run last week angry

NavyAndWhite Sun 03-Jul-16 22:47:46

Yes I've had my down coat back on too and my uggs

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