10 Ways To Staycation In Style
No holiday? No Problem! Embrace your time at home with our fun staycation ideas, all chosen to ensure your fabulous summer wardrobe doesn't go to waste!
If you’re spending this summer in the comfort of your own home, we have plenty of suggestions to keep yourself and your family entertained — as well as some seriously stylish holiday-inspired outfit ideas to help you along the way!
From making the most out of those floral strappy dresses with a picnic in the park to wearing those funky shirts on a day trip to the beach, here’s how to have the stylish staycation of your dreams...
Enjoy A Great British Picnic
Whether in your garden or in the park, a picnic is a classic summer activity. For a staycation, it’s the perfect excuse to get out in the glorious british weather and really make the most out of the sunshine!
For a truly romantic day date with your other half, pack some strawberries and a bottle of champagne or keep it simple with some sandwiches and a flask of tea — check out our blog for some fabulous picnic recipes.
Create a Spa at Home
A spa day in the comfort of your own home is the perfect way to relax this summer. Plan ahead by treating yourself to a new dressing gown and some cosy pyjamas — a must for a truly stylish and relaxing spa day!
Indulge by investing in a good face mask and some aromatherapy oils, or treat your hands and feet to an at home mani/pedi. With a glorious smelling bubble bath surrounded with, tealight candles and some soothing sounds, you can enjoy the spa of your dreams right in your own bathroom!
Be A Tourist In Your Own City
Is there a museum you've never visited? An art gallery you wish you had time to see? Or a tourist spot that has great photo opportunities? A staycation is the time to really take in the surroundings of your hometown and explore the nooks of the city you’re usually too busy to see!
Make sure you look the part and embrace those art gallery vibes with an elegant maxi dress and pair of stylish heels, or visit a museum with your family wearing comfortable slim fit jeans and a vibrant graphic t-shirt.
Throw a Garden Party
Invite your friends and family over this summer to enjoy a staycation garden party. Decorate your garden with fairy lights, get the BBQ going and ensure the drinks are flowing — sounds like the perfect recipe to help you party past sunset!
Treat Yourself To New Clothes
Do you love planning your holiday wardrobe? Have you been looking for an excuse to buy something new? Whether you venture out or shop online, some staycation retail therapy might be exactly what you need!
Buy a new outfit for a day trip you’ve got planned — after all, you’ll need to be equally stylish and comfortable for the car journey. Or purchase the perfect summer party outfit, be it a lovely floral dress and heels or a colourful tailored blazer.
Have a Home Cinema Day
There’s nothing better than a day full of movies, but when you’re on staycation, a home cinema day demands something extra special. Project your favourite netflix movies onto a blank wall in your house or onto a white sheet in your garden and get ready for a movie day like no other!
Put on some comfy luxury loungewear, settle down on some cushions and throws and indulge in some movie theatre snacks. There’s nothing better than eating popcorn and chocolate in front of your favourite movies!
Host A Cooking Evening
Whether you fancy cooking yourself a lovely meal, or you’re planning on cooking for your partner and some friends, take the time to look at some new recipes and make something truly scrumptious. After all, a staycation demands delicious food!
Put on a glamorous blouse, get out the nice dinnerware and fill those wine glasses. You can even take turns hosting with your partner, family and friends to make a special evening full of good food, wine and laughter a regular occurance.
Pull on some comfy trainers and head out to explore nature. Whether in your local area or a short journey away, there are beautiful national parks and countryside walks all around the country. This is also a great way to see parts of your hometown you didn't know existed!
When planning your staycation wardrobe, be sure to have a stylish raincoat to avoid any catastrophes in the temperamental British weather. Oh, and don’t forget to shield your eyes with a pair of chic sunglasses!
If you fancy going a bit further afield, plan a day trip and hop in the car. Whether you drive to your nearest beach or a nearby town, a great day can be made from something as simple as eating chips while watching the sea roll in, or enjoying a tasty coffee in a cute cafe.
We also suggest making use of layers, so you can easily adjust your outfit if you start to get a little too warm. If you’re cruising to the coast, some knitwear or a cosy cardigan is a must to shield you from a cool sea breeze — simply tie round your waist if the sun comes out.
Eat For Pleasure
You deserve a treat, so why not head to the fanciest restaurant in your town for date night or dinner with friends? This gives you the perfect excuse to wear a gorgeous dress and a fabulous clutch for a sophisticated stylish evening. Or choose your favourite smart trousers and pair with a dapper white shirt.
If you’re looking for a relaxing alternative, then order your favourite takeaway and have your delicious goodies delivered. Sometimes there’s nothing better than eating comfort food and binge-watching a series on the sofa!