As the summer approaches, it’s only natural for your agenda to fill up with garden parties! You’re probably already thinking about those lovely peonies that will occupy the centerpiece at the tables and those fresh Pimms glasses you will be sipping all afternoon, but do you know what you will be wearing?
When it comes to English garden parties, it’s always important to keep the weather in mind. Never underestimate a sunny sky, because the perfect summer shoes could be ruined by those jumps over a puddle, so be prepared with a pretty umbrella and light trench coat. The theme for your outfit should be to go romantic, however, if you are bored of flowers, channel your vintage side. Wearing something retro has never been so in vogue as today, hence why Grace Kelly has been my inspiration for this summer party.
Nevertheless, make sure that the centerpiece of your outfit is the accessories. Straw hats and bags are a summer must, but do not forget to pump the whole look with some minimalist jewellery. Links of London had the perfect necklaces to layer and complement my outfit. The pieces I have selected (including the essentials 18kt yellow gold vermeil beaded chain necklace which is part of The Shine Edit) are refreshing and clean, easy to stack up or simplify by adding or removing chains of gold and silver. They can also be easily used as bracelets or even as a simple belt to wear on top of a floaty silky dress.
Now that everything is in place, the only thing that you have left to do is enjoy the party, drink a glass of champagne or two with your friends, and take in as much Vitamin D you can before it’s too late!