Long Weekend Luxe: Our Blog

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May we love you! Not only do you bring better weather and lighter evenings but you give us the treat of two bank holiday weekends – meaning more fun with your loved ones, picnics or even a trip away. Read on for some fashion fixes, fit for three days of kicking back in style.

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The key to the ultimate relaxed bank holiday weekend is to go with the flow and leisurely unwind, but this means you must be prepared for any situation. Our top tip is to wear an outfit that just needs a few small tweaks to take you from day to night, picnic in the park to boogie in the bar. Denim is the staple for both him & her to assist with this easy transition, start here and build your outfit around it. For her, we love these Zara tie waist jeans that can be worn with flats during the day with a cute crop and sunglasses. Then by night, pop your sunglasses in your clutch, trade the flats in for a killer pair of heels, add some more bronzer and lippy and you’re set for the night.

Claire RoundTortoiseShellSunglasses 10
Claire Round Tortoise Shell Sunglasses 10
TBS Shimmer Waves 16
TBS Shimmer Waves 16

 

Office Alana Single Sole Sandals 60
Office Alana Single Sole Sandals 60

As we’re not in the full summer swing yet, for him, we suggest experimenting with darker denim – still wearable in the May heat but also gives off a smarter vibe. Style with a casual tee loosely tucked in for daytime cool or a lightweight shirt for an evening out – plus a pair of boat shoes for a modern twist on a classic style. If you’re comfortable, make sure you lose the socks!

Now if you were wondering what the print du jour is this season, stand strong in stripes. Whether it’s head to toe barcode stripes or a more subtle nod to the print (like you can see here in our male model’s top), designers are dedicated towards helping us shape our silhouette with lines in a plethora of chops and changes.

HM Tie Tanga Bikini top 12.99 bottoms 8.99
HM Tie Tanga Bikini top 12.99 bottoms 8.99
GAP stripe Swim Trunks 29.95
GAP stripe Swim Trunks 29.95

For those of you lucky enough to be jetting off over the long weekend, we have a selection of sunshine essentials to make it quick and easy to escape reality. First order of business, an oversized bag to carry all your weekend attire, we love this yellow rubber backpack from Zara.

Zara Yellow Rubber Backpack 49.99
Zara Yellow Rubber Backpack 49.99

Finally, the five S’s, swimwear, statement shorts, sunnies, a sundress and sandals, H&M and Zara are a must visit for all on trend, affordable fashion.


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With love, Clarendon Oxford x