Half-term wardrobe heroes

Half-term wardrobe heroes: our staycation and vacation must-haves.

Whether you’re planning a stay-cay or va-cay this May/June half term, the need for some fresh, feel-good fashion-action is a heart-felt one! 

It looks like the majority of us will be staying in the UK for now with international travel restrictions in place for the time being. Though it won’t quite be the same as lying under the scorching sun in Santorini or St Tropez, we’re grateful for any break we can get to spend some quality time with our besties & loved ones. We’re crossing fingers (and toes) that we get the awesome weather the met office have been promising us too. What a total treat that would be. 

We’re seeing this half term as an opportunity to sport all those pieces we have been DYING to buy or wear but have, until now, had nowhere to go so we’ve pulled together some of our top picks for ALL occasions, day and night. You can watch our IGTV film titled “Half term heroes” from our grid post of 24/5/21 if you want to see and hear more details from Jo +Joe in real life at BWD HQ.

Ok, let’s start with our latest denim obsession: the FRAME Heritage Piper Released Hem in Peralta Rips. These are an uber-comfortable, straight leg, distressed jean that feel like your’e wearing some old faves from years ago. From the team’s first-hand experience, these are the go-to choice for those struggling to make the transition from stretch denim (or even Pj bottoms) to  rigid denim jeans. They’re super stylish & versatile and can be worn with a Ragdoll t-shirt, Anine Bing tiger sweatshirt, Bella Freud jumper or 1/Off Paris blazer. They’re ideal for travelling or simply mooching in the ‘hood whilst looking pretty damn cool.  


If you’re looking for a pair of jeans that are not a traditional blue denim, the Paige Mayslie jogger in Vintage Ivy Green is a great option. They’re an ace choice for comfort because of the elasticated waist and ‘slouchy jogger’ look. To elevate them from a relaxed pant in to something a little more special, they can be dressed up with a silk shirt from Equipment , a leather jacket from SET or Samsoe Samsoe and a super-cute halfway heeled sandal from Shoebiz CPH. Size wise, we recommend taking your regular stretch-denim size.  


The Set Fashion Photo Print t-shirt is a brilliant option for blissful, warmer days. Lovely pastel colours (which are BIG this season) look gorgeous with our any of our denim styles from FRAME, Paige, Agolde or Boyish and a chunky Naked Wolfe ‘Track’ sneaker or Shoebiz CPH Uma ankle boot. Wherever you’re going and whatever you’re doing, don’t forget to do a quick quality check on your tatty old tees from 2020! Next to this vision of perfection, they may well look a little bit out of sorts. 


Have you spotted our SET Fashion balloon sleeve jacket in light blue denim? Denim jackets have been a fashion-lovers dream ticket since the rebellious 1950’s and we don’t think there will ever be a time when we don’t have at least one (probably more tbh) in our wardrobe. We’ve had Levi’s, Lee and Wrangler over the decades as well as more pricey and stylised iterations from Isabel Marant, Acne Studios and Golden Goose. This is no ordinary denim jacket. It is guaranteed to give your outfit x-rated zhuzh because of it’s extraordinary detailing, particularly on the dropped shoulder and gathered sleeve. Ultra-versatile, we’d wear it with literally anything & everything we already have in our wardrobe: it’s a total all-round winner.

For a no-nonsense, nonchalant vibe take the easy route and pair it with one of our fabulous Colourful Standard t-shirts. They are the BEST basic, organic cotton t-shirts you can buy, we swear. They’re a perfect-fit, long lasting and made from the highest quality sustainable organic cotton. Once you buy one colour we guarantee you’ll be back asking for every colour in your size . We have heaps of colours to choose from. Dress ’em up or dress ’em down, your Colorful Standard tee will soon become your best spring fashion friend. Just like us, they’ll never let you down. 


We are head over heels in love with the SET Fashion Tiered Cotton Maxi Dress in black or, when we have a little bit of colour on our lily-white bodies, we’d so rock it in the off white. It’s easy to wear because of its relaxed fit, pockets (yay!) and gorgeous silhouette. Pare it down with a denim jacket in the day or pimp it up with a leather jacket at night. Try out our SET Tyler leather jacket if you’re on the look out as it will work perfectly with whatever else you already own. It truly is ‘the best leather jacket ever’ according to our friend Kate @wearsmymoney 


If you’re looking for something to wear on chillier days, look no further than one of our under-the-radar brands, AME from Belgium The AME Clemence sweatshirt is bang on for spring/summer in the UK and will also take you through to autumn and beyond. We’ve a few different styles to choose from in three different colour ways that all look gorge paired with their matching or contrasting AME joggers, Commando pleather leggings or denim jeans and our forever-present chunky stomper boot. 


Before we go, if you’re seeking something a little dressier but not too OTT, the SAMSOE SAMSOE Hayley shirt is a beauty! An oversized fit, it’s super flattering and the colour will brighten up your wardrobe to perfection. It’s so easy to throw on to smarten up your outfit: style it up with some skinny leather leggings, a kitten heel and some For Arts Sake sunglasses and you’re good to go. For a touch more glam, try our Equipment Silk Shirt in Dark Olive: another timeless treasure that would elevate your outfit ready for a night out on the town. 


Wherever you are and whatever you choose to wear, we hope you all have a really lovely half term 🙂 Whether it’s a stay-cay or va-cay, make sure you stay stylish! 



Credit: This post was written by Olivia Eggington, edited and linked in-house.


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