Lynne McCrossan: Looking ahead to summer

Claire Morrison, 32, city centre. Claire was bringing biker chic to the Capital. The leather jacket is Zara worn over a leopard print shirt from Urban Outfitters. The leggings are part of an all-in-one suit from American Apparel. Trainers are Nike, from Office, and her oversized clutch came from Zara.
Claire Morrison, 32, city centre. Claire was bringing biker chic to the Capital. The leather jacket is Zara worn over a leopard print shirt from Urban Outfitters. The leggings are part of an all-in-one suit from American Apparel. Trainers are Nike, from Office, and her oversized clutch came from Zara.
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There is nothing more unsettling at this time of year than the “S” word.

I’m not referring to Santa, I’m talking spring/summer.

While everyone is currently uniting in their mutual disgust at Christmas decorations popping up from Polwarth to Portobello, I’ve already been propelled halfway through 2014.

Last week, a lovely e-mail invited me to London for a preview of summer 2014.

This is not some clairvoyant convention forecasting the future, it is a sneak peek at the clothes we’ll be wearing next year.

The tail end of 2013 has crept up on us pretty rapidly. It only feels like last week when I couldn’t walk through Waverley without wading through a sea of Festival tourists.

And, truth be told, there’s still stuff sitting in a suitcase from last summer’s excursion patiently awaiting an unpacking. Granted this might have more to do with me being a rotten domestic goddess than anything else.

But the prospect of poring over next season’s clobber has left me feeling like I’m chasing my tail. For a person who is perpetually late it is somewhat mind melting.

So the next time you walk past a premature Christmas tree, pause, take a moment to look at its baubles and be thankful it’s not a bikini.

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