Mayday! I don’t know what to wear this May bank holiday!

It’s not a Great British bank holiday weekend until you’ve optimistically left the house in jeans and a nice top, only wishing you’d brought your brolly and a coat as well.

We’ve all been there: You spend all morning glamming yourself up, daydreaming about that satisfying afternoon pint you’ll soon be drinking instead of nervously unmuting your microphone on a Zoom meeting like most other Monday’s, you call your Uber, and then suddenly… uh oh, what’s that dark, grey cloud looming overhead?

Ah yes, the glorious British bank holidays. It simply wouldn’t be a bank holiday without some rain or wind, would it now?

Usually, we’d be able to seek solace in the crowded insides of the pub and be comforted by the familiar, sweet smell of sticky, beer-stained carpets. However, this year, it’s either outside, or nothing. So, you might be wondering how you’re supposed to find an outfit that’ll keep you as warm and dry as possible, whilst not looking like you’re about to embark on a one-week camping trip.

Look, it’s not an easy feat. But, you’ve already been through a lot this year, so we decided to do the heavy lifting for you and carefully curated a list of items that will see you through this May bank holiday in style (you can thank us later, first round’s on you!).

So go on British weather, give us your best shot. Rain or shine, we’ve got an outfit to match.

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Where to buy bank holiday fashion

Dresses

Dresses are the ultimate day drinking fashion staple – layer up with some tights when it’s cold, or bare those legs for the sunshine when it’s warm! Plus, you can easily make an “out out” dress look casual by throwing on a pair of sneakers. And voilà!

White Polka Dot Bardot Milkmaid Bodycon Mini Dress
White Polka Dot Bardot Milkmaid Bodycon Mini Dress

Missguided

Co-ords

Co-ords are great for those indecisive days when you’re not sure what to wear, or when you simply just can’t decide which top goes best with your trousers. So, when you get that last minute text from your friend saying “pub?” you can be all dressed up in minutes, without even having to think about it!

NEW girl ORDER Ribbed Pink & Green Check Mini Skirt
NEW girl ORDER Ribbed Pink & Green Check Mini Skirt

Urban Outfitters

Archive Blue Stripe Flare Trousers
Archive Blue Stripe Flare Trousers

Urban Outfitters

Jackets

No spring outing in the UK would be complete without a trusty jacket. When you’re a few rounds in and start getting all flustered, you can simply wrap your jacket around your waist. Then, as the night draws to a close and you have to wait in the cold for your bus, you’ll be glad you brought a good ol’ jacket with you!

Accessories

Accessories are the secret key to being ready for the weather, come rain or shine! Having a spare brolly with you will give you peace of mind as you start to see those clouds looming ahead, a simple bucket hat will keep you from squinting your eyes if the sun does make an appearance, and a versatile scarf will keep you warm late into the night!

ASOS DESIGN supersoft long woven scarf with raw edge in green
ASOS DESIGN supersoft long woven scarf with raw edge in green

ASOS

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