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3 bank holiday looks

Be weekend-ready with our effortlessly chic outfits  

We know that bank holiday what-to-wear dilemma all too well: trying to choose a weekend-appropriate outfit that’s not too dressy but goes beyond your everyday T-shirt and jeans is really tricky. Here are three looks from Tu that effortlessly walk the line between smart and casual. Because let’s face it, who knows where the weekend might take you?

Tu clothing, black and white gingham top
Tu clothing, pink ruffle trousers

Dodgy flamenco fancy dress, questionable 80s prom outfits, tacky taffeta frocks… ruffles have got a bit of a bad rep. But this year they’ve seen a major revival on the catwalks and high street alike – featuring on everything from oversized shirts to ditsy print minis. In pastel pink, these cropped trousers give a subtle nod to the trend without going head-to-toe frill. Dial down their femininity and pair with a monochrome gingham top and some pearl embellished sandals.


Tu clothing, burgundy stripe jacket, Ella Gregory, Coco's Tea Party
Tu clothing, red fleece hoody

This structured blazer (as seen on Coco’s Tea Party’s Ella Gregory) and tailored trousers duo isn’t only limited to your polished workwear wardrobe. Oh no. Just slip a sporty fleece hoody underneath – like this super-soft scarlet version from Tu – and instantly take your outfit in a totally different direction. This is the definition of smart-casual style.

Tu clothing, white embroidered T-shirt
Tu clothing, cream and red ruffle high-waist shorts

Now, if the weather holds out (fingers crossed) or you’re lucky (and clever) enough to be spending the bank holiday in warmer climes, this is the look for you. Tu’s poppy print shorts are cut high on the waist to create a nipped-in silhouette – and give the illusion of even longer legs when worn with a pair of muted pink sandals. Team with this embroidered white tee to keep your outfit from straying into ultra-dressy territory.

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