The long, lazy girls lunch: what to wear and what to bring


The long, lazy girls lunch: what to wear and what to bring

Ah, summer. Isn't it the best? There's those long days at the beach, when you come home sandy and sleepy from a full day of sun and salty air. Balmy nights dining outside under the stars, usually over barbecued seafood and salads. Then there are the weekend's long lunches (that often turn into dinners) with your girlfriends, full of cheese platters and champagne and conversation.

Planning one of these get-togethers before the season is out? We've got you covered with exactly what to wear AND what to take, if you're hitting the local park or beach.

What to wear

All you really need in your wardrobe for summer is right here: denim, floaty maxis, slip dresses, summer suits, tanks and loose-fitting pants.

Pictured, left to right: Bardot Denim Zip romper, Sheike Ava Floral dress, Twin Prowl Cowl slip dress from General Pants, Bardot Malibu blazer and shorts, sass and bide Nod to Mod pant.

Could this season's accessories be any cuter? Wear a simple linen dress or denim shorts with a tee, and pair back with statement pieces like these ones.

Pictured, left to right: Mimco Venice espadrille, Mimco Expression sunglasses, Token Straw bag from Universal Store, Mecca Cosmetica In A Good Light Face Tint with SPF 30, Wittner Revano heel, Witchery Weekend fedora, Sportsgirl Wild Watermelon eyeshadow palette, Cult Gaia Luna bag from David Jones.

What to take

Getting out of the house? You're gonna need some party-appropriate props...

Pictured, left to right: Studio.W Geo Zigzag Print Fringe throw from David Jones, Country Road Marli beach umbrella, Ultimate Ears Wonderboom speaker from JB Hi Fi, Thumbs Up cocktail shaker from General Pants, Country Road Byron Picnic Basket, Country Road Cape salad bowl, Country Road Cape salad servers, Sunnylife Luxe towel from Myer.

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