Whether you opt for jeans and a nice top, chuck on a failsafe midi or go somewhere in between with a t-shirt dress and trainers, it's time to get your wear out of your fave pieces and seize what's left of summer '20.
This summer might have been a little (understatement) different to the norm, but our love for a jug of Pimms, a warm evening catch up with the girls and an excuse to capture a ‘cheers’ boomerang for Insta is still going strong! The novelty of getting dressed again certainly hasn’t worn off yet, and this week’s edit is a showcase of the best smart/casj items for nailing effortless summer styling.
Whether you opt for jeans and a nice top, chuck on a failsafe midi or go somewhere in between with a t shirt dress and trainers, it’s time to get your wear out of your fave pieces and seize what’s left of summer ’20.
With our face masks in tow, we’ll get the first round in.
Everyone loves a beer garden, even if you’re not a big drinker, beer garden = summer and who doesn’t love it when the longer warmer evenings really kick in? When I think beer garden I often think of summer after-work drinks so I’ll usually be in some kind of casual work attire. I love these Mom jeans paired with shoulder pad T-shirts that are all the rage. I feel like it brings more structure to the ordinary T which makes it feel a bit more formal. I would swap out my converse and throw on some great heeled sandals that I always keep by my desk. Right, outfit sorted all I need now is a refreshing gin and tonic!
I’ve not been in a beer garden yet post “super strict lockdown” and although not a huge drinker, the thought of being out in a beer garden on a sunny afternoon with an icy lime soda fills me with pure joy! I recently bought this dress from NFD and I’m so excited to try it on. It’s such a pretty print and the colour combo makes me so happy. I’d pair this with a casual leather jacket and some white converse or biker boots (depending on how warm it is!) Maybe even through in a hat if I’m feeling confident!
Now, THIS is an outfit suggestion I can get behind as my weekends from May to September largely centre around the beer garden (this year not included of course). I’ve gone for this t-shirt vest dress item which is a shape I haven’t worn for ages but loved when I was younger, I’m glad to see they’re making a come back. I’ve added a western belt to cinch it in and some lush beige converse. This outfit is also great if the beer garden gets out of hand and you end up in a bar or club. Any jacket will do with this leak, I’ve gone for a black biker leather jacket and of course top the whole thing off with a mask, even if you don’t think you need one where you’re going it’s best to have one with you in case you need to pop into a shop or get a taxi.
Summer dressing is my FAVE and I feel like a British beer garden is just the epitome of that! I’ve gone for a slightly more dressy look because all those evenings in my jammies have got me itching for an excuse to go all out- but I also never need a justification for animal print which I can confirm is 100% a neutral. I’ve paired it with my favourite ASOS jeans, which I definitely now need to size up in post isolation.
I’ve been obsessed with Daily Sleeper since they exploded all over Instagram and since Karina (@styleidealist) did her takeover, I’ve only fallen even harder for the brand. I just want every blooming smock dress they have. They’re all so beautiful! This one’s perfect for chilling in a beer garden by day, but in the event that everyone gets a tad carried away and stays put until closing, then it’ll certainly be dressy enough to see me through until last orders. Pass me the bottomless Pimms!
Everyone loves a beer garden and although I haven’t felt ready to go back to one yet, I still like a cute outfit to go and meet some friends in a park and have a few bevs. Beer gardens are deffo a summery, casual affair so I normally go in something like a midi skirt, crop top and some trainers! Keeping it comfy but cute.