We’re all looking forward to the extended bank holiday and celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from the 2nd June to the 5th June. There are so many different ways to join in and mark the special event of her reign for 70 years - that’s quite some achievement! Whatever you have planned, we have the perfect, vintage inspired, patriotic outfit for you.
Up and down the country, communities are coming together to feast and revel. If you’re joining a street party over the weekend, here are some modern vintage styling ideas to stay comfortable through the day.
This super relaxed but cute outfit is so easy to wear and combines the Jubilee colour palette really well. There’s nothing comfier than a pair of Mila Rainbow Dungarees with a Dolores T-shirt underneath. If you’re going to be on your feet a lot, the Lottie Bird of Paradise Sandals are a great choice for pretty flats with a novelty feature. The Hearts Ladder Earrings continue the red highlights and the Kiria Necklace ties it all together with its distinct red, white and blue beads.
Brighten up the party with this super star! The Alexa Skirt is a great option with its wide swing skirt and deep pockets. It also has suspender straps which are detachable if you’d rather wear them without. The Shelly Top contrasting with red adds a little pin up style to this outfit with its halterneck and sweetheart neckline, while keeping it easy to wear as it has an elasticated back. Wear the Sally Belt over the skirt waistband to add some more red details and the Nada Heels to combine the colours, finishing with the Starburst Earrings for an extra burst of red, white and blue!
If jeans are you go-to for any event, the Maggie Jeans have some lovely retro inspired details with wide legs (enough for turn ups), floral embroidery to the front and double button fastening on the waistband. The Angel Yacht Top is really stretchy and fabulous with its lightweight, loose fitting, feel. Add the Linda Cardigan if needed and the Leandra Sandals which feature more florals and a wedge heel if you need some height but need to stay cool and comfortable. For accessories, pop on the Rockabilly Swallows Necklace for a casual, coordinated, look.
The beautiful Lauren Daisy Dress from the Bright & Beautiful range is made from a looser fitting, flowy, cotton, making it a great option for a street party if you want to wear a dress instead. The open collar with pretty daisy trim is great for the warmer weather. Pair with the Melita Heels to compliment the white in the daisies and add a burst of red with the Bebette Hair Band to keep your hair up and out of the way while you dance the night away with your neighbours! For jewellery, the Arriba Earrings and Necklace with its delicate red roses and white batons will dazzle as you strut your finest moves!
You’ll look pretty as a picture in the Giordana Prickly Petals Dress which features a cheeky little hedgehog hidden amongst the floral print - so sweet! The off the shoulder bardot neckline is such a classic retro look and there’s enough volume in the skirt to wear a petticoat underneath if you want to. The Marta Cardigan sits nicely over the shoulders when the day cools a little later on and adds a pop of red to the outfit, along with the Rosa High Heels and Shelley Hair Flower to continue the floral accents. Accessorise with the Natalie Bead Set in blue to finish this blooming marvellous style.
For a more relaxed look, try some separates like the Ylenia Riviera Top which features a bespoke holiday print and cute ties at the shoulder. Pair it with the Matilde Swing Skirt to add some drama to your outfit and the Ludovica Cardigan and Zarah Coat in case you need to cover up later. The Darla Hair Flower combines the lighter shades of blue and adds a little tea party glamour to laid back celebrations.
Be dotty about this look! The Judy Painted Polka Dress is a smart but comfortable 1950s shirtwaister style - there’s even pockets! The stand out large polka dot print is really fun and looks great with the Zoe Floral Bag too. Add some navy to continue the Jubilee theme with the Jolia Cardigan and Lola Hair Flower. The Veronica Shoes in ivory have a triangular cut out which looks almost like bunting - ideal tea party attire!
A gorgeous gingham never looks out of place at a fancy lunch or afternoon tea! The Marjorie Contrast Dress has a lovely open, winged, collar if it’s warm and contrasting white pockets with the sweetest covered buttons running down the front. It looks great with the Rita Straw Hat to add those sunny picnic vibes and the Apple Earrings and Kellie Bangle continue to add in pops of red to this vintage outfit for the Platinum Jubilee. The Lizzy Bag combines really well with the dress and keeps all your necessities close by while you celebrate!
The Ashley Dress by Bright & Beautiful is a floaty wrap style with billowy sleeves giving a more formal look but keeping it lightweight. For red accessories we’ve used the English Rose Earrings and Charlotte Bag to add a little floral detailing to a simple but elegant dress. Wear with the Melita Heels and Corina Peony Hair Flower for adding pops of blue to this outfit and keeping with the patriotic theme.
The Manuela Dress is a tale of two halves! With a striped top and fitted skirt, this sassy pencil is a wonderful option to dress up and add some red items to. The Korrina Trench is a staple and really striking in pillar box red. The Elegant Daytime Bag holds your essentials and despite its name, is great for evening events too! To add a more contemporary meets vintage look, add the two toned Tosca Boots with a small heel and rounded toe. The Lilly Hair Flower brings the whole outfit together with its classic red, white and blue flowers.
The Ridly Dress is a stunning pencil dress oozing understated glamour with its sweetheart neckline and it can be worn on or off the shoulders depending on how daring you’re feeling! The Jean Bolero is great for extra warmth on a cooler evening and the Kristina Belt cinches in the waist to give that classic 50s silhouette. Accessorise with the Donna Hair Flower and with the British weather being quite unpredictable, the Everly Umbrella is a handy addition to take with you so even if it rains, you look super stylish!
A Trixie Dress never fails when you need something fancy for an event and this red version really delivers! The gathered bust detail is so pretty and it has a full swing skirt. The Korrina Swing Trench is a timeless piece and compliments the 40s inspired look of the dress. The Veronica Heels ensure you can dance the night away with their comfortable block heel and for an extra special event, add the Ellie Satin Gloves for some Old Hollywood glam!
Whatever you have planned, enjoy the extra days off and if you’re in the neighbourhood, drop down to the stores for some Platinum Jubilee celebrations of our own! We have special offers and surprises all weekend!
Written by: La Petite Pinup