Alternative fashion for your 2021 UK staycation holiday

Friday, 9 April 2021  |  Kate

Right now it's illegal to travel abroad for a holiday, and nobody knows when the travel restrictions will be lifted – it depends what happens around the spread of covid. No wonder millions of us are booking staycations in the UK this summer instead.

When you're on a foreign beach and it's steaming hot day after day, with guaranteed sunshine on the cards for your entire stay, your holiday clothing is pretty simple: beach wear, cover-ups, shorts, and party clothes for the evenings. But what do you need for a staycation in Britain, where the weather is less reliable and summer days are not all glorious?

Luckily our gorgeous alternative clothing is the perfect choice, a brilliant opportunity to layer up as the weather changes and stay lovely and cool when it gets steamy. Here are some ideas for you.

Floaty summer frocks – Alternative dresses for the girls

Our tie dye dresses are absolutely gorgeous, and the colours and patterns are the star of the show. How about these? We have a stunning tie dye long umbrella dress in greens, blues, pinks and purples, sleeveless and simple with a lovely flowing hem. Plus a tie dye long umbrella dress with beautiful bell-like sleeves in the same colour combination, and a deliciously pretty sleeveless tie dye lace-up dress with a flattering fitted sleeveless bodice and a full, frothy dipped hem skirt, with a background in either greens, purples or reds.

If you fancy something sunshine-bright, we have a wonderful colourful umbrella dress in vivid oranges and yellows embellished with nature-inspired turquoise and green patterned stripes. It comes with a sweet v neck and a dipped hem, and it also flows beautifully, swishing round your legs when you walk. Oh, and another tie dye umbrella dress in pale rainbow colours, this time with short sleeves and a rounded neck. The coolest thing about all four of these boho classics is the fact that you can wear a short or long sleeved fitted top underneath in a contrasting or toning shade, which looks just as lush as wearing the dress on its own and adds a touch of warmth when a summer's day turns cloudy or there's a chilly breeze. You can also throw a pretty beaded cardi over the top for even more sumptuous layering.

Then there's our pixie dresses, a gorgeous classic boho dress style featuring skinny spaghetti straps, a straight-across bodice with shirring for an excellent fit, and layers of beautiful silky fabric making up the skirt. You should see the choice of colour-ways, so lovely it's a challenge to decide which to choose!

And what about the rest? We have beautiful skirts and stunning tops, with and without sleeves. We have a range of amazing hooded jackets in different designs, all super-stylish and funky. And we sell loads of fabulous, well-made, rugged alternative children's clothing for colourful fun on holiday.

Chilled alternative holiday fashion for men

Now for the men. We so admire our many male customers! We'd like to thank them for breaking rank to reject the usual greys, blues, browns and blacks to venture forth in some seriously colourful alternative men's fashion. Like our women's boho clothing, it's made for layering so you can be as cool – or as warm – as you like. Choose from a dazzling collection of brilliant men's harem trousers, from low crotch to regular, in a variety of colours, some plain or patterned patchwork and others with printed designs including mandalas and the tree of life. We have long sleeve grandad collar shirts to throw on over your tee, and we have some fabulous hippy T shirts over which you can wear one of our seriously colourful and stylish waistcoats. We also have some great dungarees for you, plus patchwork cargo trousers and patchwork shorts.

Need a unique beach bag? No problem

What do you need to finish off all this alternative clothing magic? Our collection of bags is fantastically colourful and fun, and we even stock a choice of bright vivid face masks to keep you safe when you venture indoors. Let's hope you won't need wrist warmers on your UK summer holiday, but if you do we have some of those as well. Oh, and holiday hats galore – look at these masterpieces! 

Happy holidays!

Wherever you go, whatever you do, we wish you a splendid summer break exploring the wonders of our magical home country. You never know – you might even be inspired to staycation in the UK for years to come!
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