The countdown is officially on until the big day when “Cool Britannia” will once again come into its own with union jack bunting and street parties galore. With just one week to go until our Meghan and Harry tie the knot, royal wedding mania is officially in full force and we are so freakin’ excited. If your invitation to George’s Chapel still hasn’t shown up, (seriously Royal Mail?!) then fear not because of course Hitchin has got our party needs covered and the nuptials will be live streamed on a big screen on Market Place. Get down there early with your scones, grab a cuppa from one of the stalls and nab yourself a deck chair for the best seat in the square. Aside from whether its jam or clotted cream first, the next big question is what to wear for a day of very-British celebration?! When it comes to channelling the colours of the day, Geri will forever be iconic for that dress but if you’re not quite feeling the patriotic tea towel vibe (yep that’s right it was fashioned from a tea towel by her sister Karen…!) then shop our picks of the very best in red, white and blue from WSd…
Kate and Meghan have both wowed in red numbers, proving that there’s a scarlet shade out there for every girl, Duchess or Princess. The royally approved colour has been reigning supreme for two seasons on the trot and its showing no signs of fading. Rue de Femme has certainly delivered on the colour du jour with the Aline dress which makes a statement thanks to a combination of vibrant rouge and eclectic print. To settle into that deckchair with ease channel al la Sarah and team with a pair of leggings and your fave kicks. If you’re yet to invest in your off-duty summer shoe then turn to Emu Australia and the dreamy Agonis which combines textile and cotton to create a breathable and oh so comfy seasonal essential.
An open air event in blighty comes with no weather guarantees so if the sunshine doesn’t get the memo then a cosy knit is a must have for ultimate viewing pleasure. The fire-engine red in the Scotch & Soda Sportive top ticks all the boxes and will be a silver lining to any potential clouds in the sky. If a shower does decide to show up to the party then it won’t put a dampener on things thanks to forever faithful Rains. The Danish brand’s interpretation of the classic trench gives you the best of both worlds with its waist-defining belt and structured cut, all the while remaining 100% waterproof. Super saturated scarlet offers a new twist on the classic coat to give you instant street style status.
When Harry and Meghan had their official photo call at Kensington Palace, Meghan’s white coat made her look every inch the royal-in-waiting, so much so that it sold out within minutes of the couple’s appearance. Good white base pieces, especially jeans, are the fundamental staple of any capsule wardrobe- let’s face it they go with pretty much anything. Offering a cool and refreshing update on distressed holes and ripped knees, the Sumner pant is finished with a raw undone hem that sits just above the ankle bone so welcomes casual kicks or your fave heels in equal measure. For a suitably patriotic look, team these wardrobe workhorses with the Scotch & Soda red and white ruffle sleeve t-shirt and the Emu Australia Agonis in Indigo Denim.
If you’re familiar with the WSd blog, you’ll remember the Rue de Femme Teresa dress after it featured in our Primary Palettes post which showcased the hottest paint box colours of the season. Well the vibrant cobalt blue print is also available in culotte form and they are seriously fab. With the same lurex rope edging as the Teresa, the Musse Pant has an element of luxe whilst the elasticated tie waist and wide leg cut make for a super comfortable fit. For the ultimate laid back look team with the ever-reliable Scotch & Soda white pocket tee and the Emu Australia Agonis in coconut white. Whilst the union jack bunting will be out in full force next Saturday, we mustn’t forget Meghan’s American roots- luckily for this blog feature the flags of both countries combine the same colours- phew! What could be more fitting for the big day than a Becksöndergaard Supersize Nova scarf- a 50% wool, 50% silk beauty that features navy blue stars on a sky blue background. Meghan would most definitely approve.
Hitchin really does know how to throw a party and Saturday is set to be a fab day. Whatever the weather, WSd has got you covered when it comes to a Royal Wedding worthy look so get your fix in store or online!