Is it raining and sunny? Are hailstones forecast in the middle of a heatwave? Yes, it's a typical British summer, and another day of 'What on EARTH do I wear today?' This is the same old wardrobe process every morning…
8am: Check your weather app
It says the sun will be shining all day with a little, meaningless shower at 11am. And it’ll be about 20ºC. Good, so that means you can get your legs out and wear your new summer sandals, right?
8.10am: Did you shave your legs?
The skirt’s on but, eek! It looks like a gorilla’s wearing your wardrobe, so it’s time for jeans and a summer top. Warm legs, cool arms. Clothes, done.
8.20am: Hair up or down?
It’s not windy or muggy, so straighteners and hairspray will definitely do the job today. No frizzy, rain-filled barnet for you!
8.40am: How are those toes looking?
Unsightly chipped nail varnish and no time to remove it? Just grab those canvas shoes and you’re good to go! As long as you don’t get caught in the drizzle and experience the dreaded soggy feet…
8.45am: Umbrella or mac?
Well, it’s only meant to rain once, so an umbrella will do. And no storm is forecast, so gale-force winds won’t be turning that brolly inside out. Win-win.
8.50am: Check your weather app again
Oh. It now says rain and hail. All day. With cloud. And feeling muggy. So that means soggy, canvas shoes are out and waterproof boots are in. Perfectly-primed hair pulled up, and big rain mac on, too. How can it change in a matter of minutes?
8.55am: Do you still need your summer sunnies?
It may start to rain, but the sun will shine today and you need to be prepared…
9pm: Leaving the house
The sun is shining so you have horrid, sweaty feet and feel like a melting snowman in your mac. But at least you’re dry from the rain. And if you can see through your steamed-up sunnies, you might just see a rainbow…