Stylist fashion editor Polly Knight shares her top styling tips for relaxed weekend style…
When the sun is shining and the temperatures are (uncharacteristically) soaring, there’s nothing better than a weekend away to make the most of the British summer.
There are different elements to consider: a day look, a relaxed evening look, a jacket (in case the British weather reverts to normal) and most importantly footwear. You want to be able to wander around without the burden of uncomfortable shoes (hello my saviour, Converse One Star).
What should be a simple packing list nearly always turns into an over-complicated muddle, so Stylist fashion editor Polly Knight has put together considered staples to cover all bases of your weekend away.
The shirt dress
A shirt dress is a brilliant ‘one dress fits all’ for a weekend away, bringing an easy glamour to your weekend vibe.
To avoid the dress falling into beachwear territory, find a shirt dress with added details such as this asymmetric hem and knotted wrap tie.
A pair of black Converse One Stars will make your overall look feel more urban. Finish off with a bumbag worn across the body (the only way to wear a bumbag in 2018) and voila – your weekend adventure begins in style.
The statement jacket
Be bold with one fashion-forward look for your weekend away.
This jacket and cycling shorts combination can be tricky to pull off, but the key is in the Converse shoes which bring a playful finish to this directional look.
Go for a longer length wrap jacket to remove any boardroom vibes and dress down your outfit with unexpected accessories, such as a summer bamboo bag, and bauble drop earrings.
The boyfriend jean
The universally flattering boyfriend jean is your denim takeaway for weekend style, especially in a bleached wash and ankle-grazing length.
When required, switch up the relaxed feel by adding a soft tailored blazer, worn off the shoulders with a white T-shirt. It’s the perfect look to take you from culture vulture afternoons to a treat-worthy dinner.
Keep the look functional with fresh One Star kicks in blue suede and add a sleek leather bumbag for a hands-free kind of weekend.
Animal print was a huge trend across the catwalks and street style for s/s 2018, with offerings ranging from the classic leopard print to reimagined snake skin (seen here).
Opt for a light denim fabric and One Stars in a neutral colour such as khaki to avoid overdoing the head-to-toe pattern.
Finish off with a plain white tee or swap in a silk camisole for the evening. The versatility of the print will easily take you from day to night.
Whatever you’re planning for your weekend away, make sure to pack a pair of Converse One Stars as the ultimate style staple. Shop the range now.