As we head into the summer of 2021, garden glam is set to be one of the biggest trends of the year. With the COVID-19 restrictions that we have all endured for the last 12 months starting to come to an end, more people are reuniting with friends and family in the form of garden parties. The great thing about a garden party is that you can pretty much wear anything you want, but there are a few things you should consider.
So, with this in mind, we have put together this perfect garden party fashion guide ready for summer 2021. From the best summer clothing pieces, which accessories to go for, and how to style them, we have everything you need to know.
Go for bold floral prints
While it may be tempting to go for something reserved and casual seens as you are only heading to a friend’s back garden, after a year in lockdown, there is no better time to be bold and unique, and maybe even try something a bit different. For example, summer garden parties are the perfect opportunity to wear bold floral prints. I mean, brighter days are ahead right? From a floral maxi dress, to a two-piece outfit, you can find the perfect outfit to suit your body shape. You can match a bold floral print with a pair of mules and a denim jacket to ensure you stay warm even when the sun goes down.
Summer mini dress
When it comes to finding the perfect garden party outfits, a summer mini dress will never let you down. It is comfortable and cool, so that you don’t feel hot and bothered on a warm sunny day. Not to mention it is super versatile and flattering. If you feel conscious about showing your arms, then you can get short sleeved summer dresses that are both cool and give you that extra bit of coverage. When it comes to accessories, we recommend going for a slouchy clutch bag to really bring the look together.
If you are the sort of girl who pretty much sticks with jeans and a nice top whenever they go out of the house, then you will love our next option! Whether you are headed to a casual BBQ or a full blown summer party outdoors, then you can keep it casual or dress it up with a playsuit. If you are feeling confident then you could go for a floral or aztec print, but if you want to keep it casual then a pastel coloured playsuit will also make for a great garden party outfit. For accessories, we recommend chunky jewellery and some high heels to help you get a tan on your vitamin-D deprived lockdown legs.
Bardot maxi dress
If you want to look your best, but aren’t sure what to go for when looking for dressy dresses to wear for a summer garden party, then we recommend a bardot maxi dress. This will give the impression that you’ve made a whole lot more effort than you actually have, and you will feel super glamorous. By going for a bardot style maxi dress you can be cool on a warm summer’s day while still offering your shoulders some protection from the sun.
You can dress this up in any way you would like, from high heels and a clutch bag, to the more casual look of a flat pair of sandals and a straw shoulder bag. You can complete this look with either a shoulder cover up, or a denim jacket for when the temperature starts to drop.
Don’t forget about shorts
As summer approaches you should swap out your jeans, and replace them with a simple but stylish pair of shorts. Whether you prefer a traditional pair of denim shorts, or a summery white pair, you can team them up with a bralette or cute tee. If you are worried about it getting chilly then you could also add a layer with an oversized shirt to keep you warm. Don’t forget to add a pair of big sunglasses, and the look will be complete.
With our social calendars looking a lot busier than they have been for some time, it can be difficult to know what to wear. But by following our top tips you will soon have the perfect garden party outfit that will make you look and feel great when reuniting with the ones you love.