Waving a final goodbye to summer, there can be a lot of pressure to put together the perfect outfit that sums up summer nostalgia mellowed with Scottish practicality. Dressing for a garden party/ festival in September anywhere in the UK, will always prove a challenge. We’ve put together a few handy tips that will help you nail the Coachella with a Scottish twist vibe. Flower crown at the ready!
Outfit 1: Contrast the boho feel of this crochet halter-top with the soft tailoring of an A-line skirt. The sixties trend is going nowhere and the mint colour of this delicious offering from Topshop brings traditional garden party colours into a modish setting. I’m obsessed with white trainers at the moment; they will let you keep dancing till the very last seconds.
Outfit 2: There’s no escaping the inevitable fact that you’re going to get a bit nippy, despite the Lumsden Club’s best effort to hold onto summer. An easy solution is to work these winter garden print suit trousers with a cheeky lace up v-top. Give the look an androgynous spin with a pair of brown brogues, whilst embracing the enchanted theme with a dainty leaf bangle and fringed bag in earthy tones. Stand out from the crowd of typical summer dresses in the best possible way.
Outfit 3: This is the traditional garden party apparel with a twist. Get in touch with your dark side in fringed over the knee boots. The trick to pulling these off is simply a confident stride and a knowing smile that says ‘don’t hate, you only wish your boots were this great’. Minimal make up and a dark red lip are the perfect finishing touches.
I don’t think it needs to be said, but a flower headband is almost essential for this event. Keep it dainty with a sweet daisy chain band or be bold and embrace a headband dripping in rose blooms. For those wanting something a little more authentic, head over to Jamie’s flower shop and give this flower tutorial ago.
Tickets are still on sale, follow this link and seize the opportunity to don that flower headband one last time!