Today, thousands gathered in London to watch a giant flotilla float along the river Thames. I love all things Royal, and the British pomp & circumstance, that I had to share some picks inspired by the Jubilee, the Union Jack, and of course, the Royal family. Here’s a guide to dressing for the Jubilee from head to toe.
My favourite pick are these Union Jack slippers by my favourite British designer, Vivienne Westwood are rock and roll. I wish there was a female version, but I’ve considered buying a pair for myself and my boyfriend as well!
The “Signature Collection” by L.K. Bennett might as well be called the Kate Middleton collection, who made the brand’s classic nude pumps famous. The Shilo Court shoe in light taupe is the Duchess’ shoe of choice and the lower height and elegant lines elongate legs while evoking Catherine’s Royal style.
Another pick from L.K. Bennett is the Natalie clutch. The Duchess has been seen with this bag numerous times, including a couple days ago at the Garden Party at Buckingham palace, where she infamously re-wore this matronly pink Emilia Wickstead dress. I still don’t understand what the fuss is about that dress! Nevertheless, the straw clutch is an elegant box clutch design that updates your typical wicker summer bag. And, I might be biased, but it had to appear on this list because of its name! *wink*
The Raspberry Cowl Neck Crepe Dress by Alexander McQueen is iconic and patriotic in every way. This style was made famous by the Duchess’ sister Pippa who wore a white version as a bridesmaid to Kate’s wedding. I love the elegant draping, and the simple, elegant cut that McQueen himself designed many years ago. I love that the brand has kept this iconic style in rotation, and the red colour makes it the perfect LRD (Little Red Dress) appropriate for Jubilees and stealing the Bride’s thunder. Catherine wore a red dress by McQueen today for the flotilla, so why not take her lead?
Maybe I’ve been watching too much Made in Chelsea, but I’ve fallen in love with men in tweed, herringbone and Burberry. The British brand’s Sartorial Herringbone Top Coat is the perfect topper for any man on a rainy, blustery London day.
Ofcourse you couldn’t attend a Royal festivity without a fabulous hat. These designs from milliner Rachel Trevor Morgan are stunning. Her designs are all captivating and her pieces have appeared on top of the head of Her Majesty, The Queen.
So now that you and your chap all dressed up in festive frocks, why not sit back, enjoy a Jubilee-themed cupcake and watch the festivities on BBC or catch up on my fave reality show from the UK, Made in Chelsea? God save the Queen!