Summer holiday prices can mean for many that July and August are the one time you stay at home, away from Europe's beaches (hey, they're overcrowded anyway). But staying at your casa for the summer doesn't mean actually staying on your sofa 24/7. Our staycation ideas aren't so bad, you know…
There are a number of great staycation alternatives if your passport is staying firmly placed in your "safe place." From punting in Oxford to 99s at a seaside town to picking berries in the countryside, there are a number of things to do to make you realise that staying in England for the summer is no bad thing at all. And just like holidays, you want to look stylish every step of the way, so here are some tips for how to dress for your staycation.
Click below for four winning staycation scenarios, and how to dress for each…
Style notes: Dressing for a day at the seaside in the UK, whether you're on a rocky beach in Wales or an afternoon in Brighton, is all about layering. Fashion Me Now's Lucy Williams's seaside look is a winning combination, with a leather jacket, white skinny jeans and T-shirt. Opt for nautical touches, via Breton stripes and anchor prints, for example.
Style Notes: It can be a real luxury to spend time exploring the city you live in, from leisurely coffees where you don't clock watch to afternoons spent gallery-hopping. Whether your city is London or Edinburgh (or anywhere in-between), follow Camille Charrière's lead and wear walk-for-miles loafers and laid-back gingham.
Style Notes: When visiting a National Trust home or magnificent gardens, this is your time to look like the lady of the manor in a pretty floral dress. Dress down the look with slides and a contrasting print jacket like Arizona Muse in her florals and leopard print at Hedsor House.
Style Notes: So you know how to put together a killer picnic, but what's the best look to wear for an afternoon munching said picnic in the grass? Firstly, prepare for grass stains and wear prints instead of block colours, or opt for a hard-wearing denim tunic. Focus on the accessories, from your picnic basket to a straw boater.