Edinburgh in August means only one thing, The Festival. Thousands of people flood the city for one month to celebrate all things art, music, comedy, theatre, dance and more. Streets are cordoned off, beer tents are erected and basically every business premises becomes a venue for some kind of event, show or performance. I had a customer ask me what the population size of Edinburgh usually is, and after a quick google search (naturally, my over-thinking brain panicked that my guess would be drastically out) I was assured that it is indeed, around 500,000, Scotland 5 million - less than Greater London alone. However, in August the Edinburgh population more than doubles.
Personally, I love Edinburgh all year round but I'm genuinely always happy to see others discovering what my home city has to offer. I lived just outside Edinburgh all my life before a brief stint in London. It wasn't until I moved back that I really appreciated it's unique character. Obviously so full of History, you can walk down a secluded cobbled street, turn a corner and be met with a crowd of cheering tourists watching performers or socialising in a beer garden. There is pace and rhythm without it being a constant rat race; there's always a feeling that there's enough time to take it all in.
With so much to see - a tenuous link back to clothing - a go-to outfit is a must. This floral wrap dress can be taken from day to night with ease and could be worn with a pair of white trainers (as most things can) for a more casual vibe, perfect for the Edinburgh Festival. The sleeves provide a little extra coverage from the inevitable breeze whilst still feeling Summer appropriate. Throw on a classic denim jacket for a relaxed look or a black leather for something a bit tougher. In regards to fit, I would recommend sizing up from the 10 if you are taller than 5ft5. Although the 10 fitted me well round the body it was much too short which led me to take the 12, adding the length I needed whilst maintaining a flattering fit through the body too.
If you are looking for a little inspiration about places to visit in Edinburgh you can check out my mini city guide here. Until next time, Happy Festival-ing.