With the games in full swing, we presume you’ve perfected the art of sitting on the edge of your chair, and ironed out any creases in the smooth running of those Olympic-drinking games. But the real question is, do you look the part? With good ol’ GB keeping the globe on its toes, what with the Jubilee and the games (and still the hype surrounding Kate and Will), seems red, white and blue have become the go-to palette for each and every item. Stores have become shrines to union jack prints, and sale racks are crammed with all things starred or striped. With the world’s eyes wide-open, we as a nation are taking centre stage in seasonal domination. With a whole lot of scope as a rather broad trend, some items proving medal-worthy and others more “what the?“-thought-worthy, it’s important to remember not to get too carried away. Of course, we’re not saying dumb down that British pride, we’re just questioning how wearable that union jack-print poncho with faux-medal toggles will be, after August 12th?
As London gets loopy and retailers get more and more inventive with their use of the British tri-palette, trawling tediously through the ever-growing selections online is doing nothing for our Olympic spirit — or for our potential dissertation research we should studiously perhaps add. Jumping those hurdles for you, we’ve scoured the sites and picked out the best of the blues, the whites and the reds, to keep you on top form for all Team GB cheers. With statement pieces (that are just the right amount of ‘statement’), as well as more staple pieces, we’ve picked out pieces that you’ll be wanting to wear well into winter.
Click on through to see our best of Brit picks.
Dorothy Perkins Navy Canvas Sneakers, £30, available at Dorothy Perkins.
Topshop Union Jack Bralet, £12, available at Topshop.
Zara Shirt With Bow Collar, £30, available at Zara.
House of Holland Dress, £198, available at Opening Ceremony.
Stella McCartney Giannina Knit, £570, available at NET-A-PORTER.
Sparkle & Fade Cut Out Playsuit, £55, available at Urban Outfitters.
Norma Kamali Headbow, £90, available at Opening Ceremony.
MOTO Flag Jacket, £46, available at Topshop.
American Apparel Disco Pant, £70. Available at American Apparel.
ASOS Push Lock Leather Bag, $28, available at ASOS.