Are You A 'Summer Cool' Cliché? Our Quiz Reveals All...

20 August 2014 by

The sun’s out, festival season rumbles on and you’ve become a beach selfie addict. But are you a summer cliché? Our quiz reveals all... 

1) You hit the beach for the first day of your two-week holiday and it starts to rain. Will you be...

a. Fashioning a shelter from palm branches and seaweed.You felt the rain clouds gathering during your morning downward dog.

b. Switching Instagram to X-Pro II and maintaining the position. Lighting doesn’t strike wooden beach umbrellas.

c. At the bar. It is 11am and it's time for your rum punch anyway. 

2)Your friends suggest doing a festival – what’s your suggestion?

a. Unknown. It’s Croatia’s new sell-out secret. Your boyfriend is in a band and he got you all a VIP apartment.

b. You club together to hire a VW Camper to drive up to Secret Garden Party.

c. Bloody hell, did you miss Taste London already? 

3) It’s blazing hot and the air-con’s broken at work. What do you wear to the office?

a. Cycling shorts, of course. Wherever, whenever.

b. Bermudas and crop, in a coordinating Hawaiian print. They’re vintage (well, Asos).

c. The boss has assured you that floral formal (which you’re now calling flo-fo) is acceptable. With a sheer tight, of course. 

4) ‘Hot-dog legs’ is...

a. A great new pop-up würst truck at your local street feast.

b. Your favourite way to picture holiday surroundings.

c. A salon you take Geri your Goldendoodle to for a trim.

5) Your garden has mysteriously yielded some flowers. What do you do with them?

a. Said musician boyfriend has hit peak beard, so you’re doing him a commemorative flower weave before he shaves it off.

b. They’re just about lively enough for a flower crown. Or maybe you’ll just buy that one from Topshop.

c. Your mum will appreciate a nice bouquet. 

6) You fancy a new ’do. Whose pic do you take in as summer hair inspiration?

a. You just shut your eyes and think of Viv Albertine whenever you're hacking your own hair. Kiesza if you're putting it up. 

b. You’ve been dreaming about Katy Perry’s Coachella shag.

c. That Taylor Swift has got nice, manageable hair.

7) This quiz is thirsty work. What are you drinking?

a. Your bootleg slush puppies decanted into an unobtrusive Slurpee cup.

b. Lambrusco is the new Aperol Spritz, right?

c. A nice Gallo rose, ta. 

8) What’s on your feet right now?

a. Swedish Hasbeens and ankle socks.

b. One of your five pairs of sliders.

c. Your trusty French Soles.

9) Which song is saying summer 2014 to you?

a. Having a moment with The Weekend’s King Of The Fall.

b. You’ve seen Arcade Fire thrice this summer. You still can’t name any of their songs.

c. Summer by Calvin Harris. 

Are you a 'summer cool' cliche?

Mostly As: You wrote this year's 'summer cool' handbook (a Hackney limited-edition maybe). You're currently living it up in A/W 2006, which looks oddly like summer 1999, but with a cardigan and neon-yellow hair.

Mostly Bs: You're a summer cliche, decked out in boho accessories, nibbling on kale and integrating Coachella chic into your normal working day. 

Mostly Cs: You're not even sure it's summer. Get your sweaty sausages out of those tights and take a tip from old hot-dog legs over there.


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