How seven years living in Germany helped me learn to love joyful British style

There’s also much better vintage available here than in Berlin. I found a hippie coat at a great vintage store in Bath that would have been five times the price in Berlin. And the charity shops! God, I’ve missed them. I love searching for vintage Jaeger blazers and Eighties banker-style pinstripe shirts from Savile Row to wear oversized, with shorts in the summer. 

Although, will there be a summer? After basking in the reliably hot Berlin summers for the last few years, I am concerned if I’ll know how to dress. I think Brits start wearing summer trends based on a date in the calendar, rather than how hot it is outside, because if we didn’t we’d wear the same thing all year round. ‘Summer dressing’ is a mindset, not a weather-based necessity here. 

With fresh eyes, I can see how fabulously camp a lot of British fashion is. The

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