To help you get ready for the three-day weekend, we’ve pulled together some outfit ideas to see you through every occasion. Whether you’re catching the rays at the beach, heading out with the girls for a few sun-soaked tipples or staying firmly attached to your sofa, we’ve done the leg work so you can use the last long weekend of the year to sit back, relax and let the bank holi-yay good times roll.
Summer in the city
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If you’re heading into town for some fun in the sun (we can but hope the Vitamin D gods play ball), you’ll want an outfit that will see you right through from avocado on toast to rooftop mimosas at sunset. A white smock dress is always a nifty item to have in your wardrobe, and when styled with a cottagecore worthy straw hat and wedges, it’s an all-round winner for a balmy summer date in the city.
*ASOS, Topshop poplin smock mini dress in white, £29 | *ASOS, ASOS DESIGN tall crown straw hat with light band in natural, £18 | *Net-A-Porter, CASTAÑER + NET SUSTAIN Carina 60 canvas wedge espadrilles, £85 | *H&M, Round straw bag, £17.99
Kick back at home
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While some of us may have scraped by in glorified pjs for the last four months, ahem, BH calls for fresh ‘n’ fancy loungewear. You can still go high stakes with your ootd even if you’re avoiding the crowds and spending some quality time with the sofa. Keep it low key and casual with comfy joggers, a spaghetti strap crop and an oversized linen shirt, so you can still feel put together, even if you do intend on spending 100% of your bank holiday horizontal. That’s what the long weekend was made for!
*Missy Empire, Rebecca Sand Casual Joggers, £22 | *Monki, Spaghetti strap crop top, £6 | Uniqlo, WOMEN 100% PREMIUM LINEN LONG SLEEVED SHIRT, £29.90 | *New Balance, 608v1 white with navy, £60 | Daily Paper, Daily Paper Logo Socks White, £10
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Off out for an amble around a National Trust beauty spot this weekend? Girl after our own heart! Pair comfy plimsolls with cool linen trousers and a gingham blouse for a look that’ll serve you well for a game of Pooh sticks along the river. Bank holiday weekends don’t get much better than getting lost in the countryside and blowing the cobwebs away a la Julie Andrews.
Chilling in the garden
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If we’re blessed with another heatwave this BH you may not need to travel further than your own backyard to make the most of the scorchio weather. In these circumstances, swimwear absolutely counts as daywear. Slip into your swimmers and top up your tan, or settle in the shade in a flowing maxi dress – the more breathable the better – with your book of a choice and an obligatory ice cream. Ours is a White Magnum, if you’re asking. Ps who needs footwear when you’re at home? Barefoot on the grass, listening to your favourite song is the best. Ed Sheeran KNOWS.
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Bank holiday dip? We’re in there like swimwear! What better way to see out the last BH of the year than with one last summer hurrah at the seaside. Kick back in a deck chair in your happiest ‘kini and see out August in style. Ah, this is the life.
*Monki, Sporty bikini top, £15 | *Monki, High-waisted bikini briefs, £10 | *ASOS, A.Kjaerbede square sunglasses in yellow with concave lens, £28 | Pull and Bear, Flat sporty sandals with multicoloured detail, £25.99 | *Etsy, Zoella x Etsy ‘Full of Secrets’ Oversized Canvas Bag, £34
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