While it is certainly low on the priority list right now, as a fashion editor, there is something a little sad about not being able to stroll along the streets of London and add to my mental portfolio of outfit inspiration via the well-dressed individuals that pass me by. It's one of the lovely things about living and working in a city known for its eclecticism and creativity.
So in the meantime, I just have to make do with the avenues available to me. Of course, there are the usual go-tos such as Instagram and Pinterest, which provide endless fashion cues for my summer wardrobe. However, there is one category I use which might surprise some people, and that's e-commerce sites. Not all platforms are made equal, obviously, but I've found that certain brands have really perfected their model shot styling game, and for me, it essentially presents an opportunity to gather dressing hacks from a professional stylist, who probably spent hours putting these looks together.
I have even been known to search for specific items that I need ideas for. For example, when I bought white jeans last year and needed some guidance, I searched for white jeans on Net-a-Porter's site, and voilà: ready-made outfits. Try it next time you scroll through your fave online store. Recently, I've been particularly appreciating Mango's spring/summer outfits, many of which toe the line between accessible and high-end, and comfortable and cool so well. Scroll down to see the five outfits that have piqued my interest this season.