26 May 2012

Best of British Fashion

With the Queen's jubilee just around the corner, this summer is the perfect time to celebrate being British. We've got an extra bank holiday to mark the occasion and the weather is sunny (fingers crossed it holds out!), so there'll typically British activities going on all throughout the country in the next few weeks.
If you want to get really patriotic, I've put together three looks that showcase how you can make the most of all our fantastic, home-gown fashion designers, whatever you've got planned this Jubilee weekend. national anthem singing is entirely optional.


Bunting, picnic tables and buffet food - is there a more British way to celebrate than a good, old-fashioned garden or street party? Teaming a casual Alexander McQueen skater dress in this season's hottest colour - coral - with sharp tailoring in the form of this Stella McCartney blazer will keep you weather appropriate no matter what the British summertime decides to throw at us (just add some black tights if it's chilly!). Finish the look with matching sunglasses and contrasting wedges - so your heels don't sink into your neighbour's immaculate lawn - and add edge with this leopard print bag by Mulberry.


The Queen is heading to Epsom Derby on June 2nd, and if you're lucky enough to be going too - or if you're going to any racing event over the summer - this Matthew Williamson number is just what you need. The neon print is sophisticated but cool, and teaming it with quirky shoes and a neutral bag and jewellery will ensure you stand out from the rest of the crowd at the racetrack - don't forget the obligatory hat!


So it might not be a typical British activity, but I defy anyone to think about the Queen's jubilee without thinking about the Sex Pistol's anthem "God Save The Queen" and the punk movement of the 70's. If you'd like to channel your inner Siouxsie Sioux over the bank holiday weekend, there's no better way to do it that in lots of Vivienne Westwood! I've opted for an unusual leather jacket and twisted hem trousers, and added an oversized animal print tee-shirt. Layer up the jewellery - the more skulls the better - and add some studded pumps (all over the high - street this season but staying true to the British theme I've opted for McQueen). Finally this Lizard print Mulberry bag finishes the look off perfectly.

Liberty-Belle Howard is a freelance writer and blogger currently writing on behalf of Matches fashion. You can read more from her at her fashion blog.


Sarah said...

I love both the dresses, they're so gorgeous xx

Danielle said...

I love all of these outfits, the two dresses are gorgeous :-) xx

Amy said...

ahh the mulberry bags, love! :)

Anonymous said...

I am drooling over the Vivienne Westwood leather jacket! Want!

Alba said...

Th first dress is amazing!

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PlaceTrends said...

The 3rd outfit is my favourite!!! Goorgeous bag <3

xx alex

Miss Margaret Cruzemark said...

Very inspiring post. Your illustrations are always so stylish and refined!!!!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

Ooh I would go for the Matthew Williamson, just gorgeous!

Scarllet Gonçalves said...

Love the hat!
Thank you for sharing :)
Have a good day beautiful

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the chic addict said...

Oooh, the first collage is AMAZING.

Flo said...

Great picks! Love the first dress and the shoes mmm! xxx

Char! said...

Love the first outfit x

M said...

great picks!
yay for the queen! :)


Confessions of A Confused City Girl said...

Sounds like fun times! That second outfit is too cute

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Cassidy Lee said...

Great post! I absolutely love the second dress; it's so pretty!

Gillie said...

I love all these looks, British style is the best!

xo Gillie

UnA said...

lovely set!

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Miss Starshiny said...

The first dress is very cute!
Miss Starshiny

Heidi-likes said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog! I love all of the Mulberry handbags, so cool and classic. I'm following you on bloglovin, hope you can follow back xx

Tash said...

The Mulberry bags....are just beautiful in every way, time to get saving!!


Josie said...

That orange dress is beyond fabulous!
xo Josie

Yolandaas said...

Love the model of the coral dress.. looking to buy a similar one but black.. xx

Kathleen Lisson said...

I like your outfit for Derby!

♥ Sadie ♥ said...

I love the dress and blazer pictured in your first pic.

Sadie xx

packers movers said...

thanks for this

shankar said...

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