With the London heatwave in full swing, I've been dipping into my beach holiday stash on the hunt for breezy basics that I can smarten up for a city chic look.
Here, simple tropical print shorts (usually reserved for pool side) take on a whole new spin with a smart, preppy breton top and cross body bag.
I didn't want to lose the beachy vibe entirely - it is 28 degrees out there after all - so finished with cute nautical espadrilles. They're a nice match to the Seasalt top
, which is fittingly decorated with the slogan 'Aye Aye Skipper' on the inside. I love little finishing touches like this. It's made from organic cotton too, so is really soft and great for the skin.