What to wear for day drinks in a pub garden this summer

Heading out for your first pub gathering with friends? Choose your killer outfit from our shopping team's best summer picks right now.

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As restrictions ease by the day and restaurants and pubs welcome visitors after lockdown, many of us are having to start thinking about dressing to impress again (yay!).

Although the Great British weather is never predictable, summer is here, technically, which means hello skirts, shorts and sunnies! Below, we’ve rounded up the best pieces going right now.

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Tops

It’s all about patterns and bright colours this season. Animal print will be around for a while, and this oversized shirt number is perfect for those overcast summer days. But if it’s a bit of a scorcher, try the gorgeous floral bandeau teamed with denim shorts or a skirt. Looking for something more understated? The embroidered crew neck is the choice for you.

Leopard Print Utility Pocket Oversized Shirt
Leopard Print Utility Pocket Oversized Shirt

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Skirts

Change up your skirt option with midi, mini and maxi. Mini skirts are great stand-out pieces when coupled with crops or platform sandals, and midis are a great all-round option to keep you cool. If it’s a maxi skirt you’re after, this tulle design in light grey is just perfect for long summer days.

Dresses

As you may have guessed, prints are in. Floral, polka dot and tie-dye are the big winners though. For a loose-fit option, you can’t go wrong with this T-shirt dress and chunky white trainers. Form-fitting options are best coupled alongside flat leather sandals or platform styles.

Trousers and shorts

White jeans are always a classic stand-out piece, just be sure to mind where you’re sitting! High-waisted paper bag shorts will flatter your shape, especially when teamed with a bodysuit and sandals. But if you’re looking for something edgier, cycling shorts are your new best friend.

Blue Strictly Business Paperbag Stripe Shorts
Blue Strictly Business Paperbag Stripe Shorts

Nasty Gal

Shoes

When it comes to the pub, keep it casual with leather sandals or Nike air force trainers. But if it’s a bigger occasion, you might want to level up with lace-up platform sandals. Not only will these give you more height and make your legs looks longer, you’ll be way more comfortable in them than heels.

Accessories

Don’t forget the sunnies, even if it looks a little overcast. And when it comes to keeping hold of all your essentials all day long, this gorgeous ruched bag is perfect. Warm weather can also make it very difficult and uncomfortable to wear your hair down. But with this black lace hairband, you’ll score some serious style points, all while keeping your locks out of your face. Genius if you ask us!

Brown Tortoise Shell Chunky Flat Top Sunglasses
Brown Tortoise Shell Chunky Flat Top Sunglasses

Missguided

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