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Fail-safe Bank Holiday Outfit Formulas

25.05.18

Brunch, birthday party or big night out planned? Make sure your outfit is perfectly suited to the occasion. We spotlight the no-fuss wardrobe options that will see you stylishly through the long weekend...

THE PLAN: A LITTLE R&R

 

THE PERFECT OUTFIT FORMULA = summer knit + loose shorts + STATEMENT FLATS

 

Need some me-time? If you plan on spending the weekend with your feet up, channel elegant, off-duty vibes in soft summer knitwear, loose shorts and a lightweight scarf. Equal parts comfortable and contemporary, you can easily lift the look (if needed) by slipping on a pair of studded sandals for walking around the spa or stepping out for a spot of shopping. Downplay any dress code requirements with a relaxed colour palette of neutrals and pastels and stick to clean, minimal separates for a relaxed, no-fuss finish.


THE PLAN: A birthday brunch

 

THE PERFECT OUTFIT FORMULA = flattering jumpsuit + day-to-night heels + statement clutch

 

Whether you're making an entrance as a guest, BFF or plus one, stick to classic outfit combinations that will help you capture the celebratory mood - without stealing too much of the spotlight. A striped, 70s-inspired jumpsuit is a fashionably festive option and can be dressed up or down with the right accents. Add a belted jacket to cinch the look in at the waist, and fit more formal dress codes if necessary. For the after-party, don't be afraid to amplify the Studio 54 vibes with shimmering shoes and a structured clutch.


THE PLAN: A WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY

 

THE PERFECT OUTFIT FORMULA = FLORAL DRESS + EASY JACKET + ROOMY BAG

 

If you're spending the weekend amongst rolling hills and floral fields make sure your outfit choices echo the posh, proper dress codes of a lady of the manor. Pack exclusively pastel shades that pair well with ladylike pumps - perfect for a spot of afternoon tea, and add a blush suede jacket if you're dining alfresco under the stars. Forgo an overnight bag in favour of a spacious tote (preferably in the same colour palette) and make sure your fashion choices match the weather forecast. 

 

THE PLAN: staying out all night

 

THE PERFECT OUTFIT FORMULA = high shine separates + a silky cami + metallic stilettos

 

Adapt your dusk-til-dawn look for the long weekend with mix-and-match pieces that can be taken into the early hours of the morning Reflective satins and silks add a dynamic element to evening occasionwear, especially in a range of midnight blue and starry silver hues. Coming straight from the office? Unbutton your blazer to give the look a more luxurious, lounge-worthy edge by swapping practical flats for skyscraper heels.