5 Bank Holiday Essentials (Whatever the Weather)

We all deserve a break, don’t we?

Thankfully, the end of August brings us a much-needed bank holiday, and my diary is already filling up with beer garden nights and boozy brunches spread across the long weekend. This has inevitably given me an excuse to snap up some new outfits, like a pub-perfect wrap dress and a ‘going out out’ jumpsuit.

If more wholesome fun is on your horizon, worry not! Read on for looks that work for all sorts of plans, from beach trips to a garden party or BBQ.

Rainy Day Prep

While I’m hoping for clear blue skies and high temps, it’s also worth planning for a day spent indoors. For a movie marathon or Netflix sesh, I’d recommend the relaxed Quinn trousers. The flowy legs and comfy shirred waist make these an ideal choice for lounging. Just complete the look with your fluffiest slippers and a bag of popcorn.

Quinn Shirring Waist Wide Leg Trousers In Khaki And Quinn Shirring Waist Wide Leg Trousers In Mocha
By Blue Vanilla | £26.00

Pub Perfect Attire

If my friendship group is at all representative of the Great British public, then it appears that everyone will be living in beer gardens for the entire weekend, myself included. I’ll be wearing the cute Rica mini, a flattering wrap dress in a goes-with-everything polka dot print. The tie-waist can be quickly adjusted to accommodate post-beer bloating, and the ruffles are really flattering too.

Rica Skater Dress In Black And White Polkadot By Motel | £45.00

Beach Outfit Sorted

Whether you’re jetting off abroad or heading to a quaint seaside town, you’ll need something stylish to fling over your bikini after lounging on the beach. This off-shoulder mini comes in a lightweight cotton fabric that will keep you cooler than your frozen Margs. Pair with your fave beach bag and rattan sandals.

Bardot Short Sleeve Mini Dress In Navy By Bella and Blue | £35.00

Garden Party Ready

For a more dressed-up look, opt for this v-neck floral mini and espadrilles. Great for garden parties or a BBQ bash, this oversized style comes with floaty sleeves for added coverage and a stretchy shirred waist. You can wear it with flats for daytime plans, but it also looks ace with heels in the evening.

Oversized V Neck Detailed Floral Print Mini Dress In Green And White By HOXTON GAL | £42.00

Girls’ Night Glam

Drinks with your besties booked? My pick would be this Bardot jumpsuit in polka dot print. It gives you a full outfit in five seconds flat, which means you don’t have to worry about pairing together a top with a skirt or jeans. The waist is elasticated too, so you can keep comfy all night long, especially when tucking into that 3am kebab.

Black And White Polka Dot Bardot Jumpsuit By AX Paris | £45.00
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