One of the disadvantages of living in inner-city areas is the lack of greenery. I, myself, have a garden but it’s modest at best. Not really big enough to swing a cat in, I often find myself going to the local park with friends when it’s sunny outside. I also love a good picnic. It is one of those quintessentially British things and beats a barbeque any day.
And in an ideal world, I’d wear this dress for all my picnicking adventures.
Made by the queen of British eccentricity, Dame Vivienne Westwood, the Dryad checked dress from her Anglomania label has bags of charm and is the perfect summer outfit. Made in red and white gingham, it has a wide peter pan collar, button down corset and front fastening.
Being so lady-like, it’ll look darling best paired with heels or wedges. Having said that, I’m sure people would be too distracted by the dress to notice you’re wearing flats for comfort. Its old-school style also means vintage bags like satchels are the perfect accessory.
Bonus points for red lippie à la Dita Von Teese.