leisurely summer parties are about pimm’s, strawberries and an excellent outfit, of course. These looks inspire us to go all out …
Main image: Instagram @jenniferneyt.
Off to a garden party? Be inspired by Gallic style influencer Jennifer Neyt and adopt a statement pussy-bow blouse. We also love the gold hue of Neyt’s Maria de la Orden dress – who said metallics were just for festive dressing?
Is there anything more elegant than an oversized bow? We think not, especially when paired with laissez faire hair and make-up. If you don’t want to go full glam in heels, ankle boots are a relaxed and practical alternative (especially if the party is on someone’s lawn!).
Prints, please! Linger by the wisteria in a striking two-piece like this blue bird printed co-ord by British label Yolke. Trainers are a welcome addition for back garden dancefloors!
A little social tip? Pin something to your lapel that will start a conversation – it’s the perfect ice-breaker.
If you’re embracing summer’s penchant for drenched, decadent colour then go neutral on your accessories. Sheer and perspex materials are muted – and contemporary – finishing touches.
Invest in a good wrap dress. DVF is a classic go-to but, on the high street, brands like Jigsaw and & Other Stories are good options. The beauty is that it can be dressed up with statement earrings and wedged espadrilles for an event, equally the cotton fabric can work for a dressy work look on warmer days.
Cocktails on the lawn call for a little Palm Springs nostalgia – two pieces and dresses in retro revival patterns are timeless. A hint of raffia is an enviable final flourish (see our edit of best woven bags for summere here). Now, to freshen that gin and tonic …