Practical Style Guide: Perfect Garden Party Attire for Warmer Seasons

Practical Style Guide: Perfect Garden Party Attire for Warmer Seasons

Garden party outfits are not as restrictive as some may think, follow a few simple guidelines and you will be a flawless party guest! Garden party attire should be dressy but typically not too formal, effortless but not too casual. Flowing pretty fabrics are a great way to stay cool on those warmer days and pastels, whites and primary colours are a key component. Leave your dark hues at home and choose pieces that put a spring in your step! From colour pop pumps to elegant mules – our style guide offers practical advice on what to invest in this party season.

What is appropriate to wear to a garden party?

Outdoor gatherings can range from casual to formal, so pay special attention to the dress code on the invite. Garden party attire can include everything from feminine and flirty dresses and skirts to polished jumpsuits and trouser suits. Whatever you decide to wear, our selection of classic pumps are the ultimate garden party attire. Ghazal’s heeled pumps for every occasion are versatile and elegant as recently illustrated by UK radio DJ, TV presenter and actress Lilah Parsons when she attended London Fashion Week. Lilah’s choice of spring outfits showed how Pumps can effortlessly accentuate any look on demand. The former model was spotted FROW wearing Ghazal’s Inès pumps in nude with a bright yellow trouser suit in a bold daisy pattern. Then later, wearing a soft pale blue mid-length dress – both outfits that transfer easily to a garden party setting.

Lilah Parsons wearing Ghazal Paris shoes on LFW SS23
Lilah Parsons wearing Ghazal Paris Ines nude

What not to wear to a garden party?

Garden parties are usually relaxed affairs, so opt for something comfortable but with a hint of elegance. On hot days perhaps avoid anything too tight but if you do, embrace the sheer trend in the form of tulle, organza, and mesh – a key trend this year. Assuming the party is not black tie, jeans can be acceptable to wear to an informal garden party – if you’re going for an understated look, one wardrobe staple that will tick the garden party dress code is slim fit dark jeans, white shirt, and a gorgeous classic stiletto. Stitch Fix brand ambassador Laura-Ann illustrated this look perfectly when she teamed her outfit with white Ines Pumps. To add a little more detail to your garden party outfits this season, our timeless patent leather pump with slim T-bar and ankle strap makes for great garden party attire. The iconic Jackie Pump in white or nude provides that touch of sophistication. Model Xiayan Guo opted for Jackie Pumps in black and white with a vampy floor length black gown ticking all the right boxes of an evening garden party dress code. If you want to add a pop of bold colour to an otherwise muted look, Ghazal’s Colour Pop collection is the perfect accompaniment. Pair any of these bold brights with a straight-legged trouser and you’ll be set apart in any crowd.

Ghazal White Ines Pumps to wear for a garden party.

What is garden chic dress code?

For a classy chic look, a floral tee dress or mid length pastel skirt is always a great choice. If a dress isn’t your thing opt for lighter trousers with a classic white or grey tank and oversized blazer for the evening. Garden party outfits in lighter colours are great for a casual garden party with good weather! Pair with Mules to look and feel graceful without sacrificing comfort. Our Colette Mule in white are effortlessly feminine and flirty and the perfect match to garden party chic attire. Actress Nell Hudson showed how to transition between the seasons with ease when she wore Ghazal’s Colette in pink with a floral frock by designer Olivia Rubin, while Italian fashion and beauty influencer Rita Capparelli paired her pink Colette mules with an oversized black blazer and pastel silk skirt. Both perfect garden party outfits for 2023.

Ghazal's white pump shoes with a strap and decorative flowers
Nell Hudson wearing Ghazal Paris Colette pink mule
Ghazal pump shoes with a decorative flower ornament in a glass
Rita Cap wearing Ghazal Paris Colette pink mule
Colette mule the perfect shoes for a garden party

What are some casual garden party outfit ideas?

While many garden parties require dressier garden party attire, not everyone loves getting dressed up – and, a casual BBQ garden party need not be such a stylish event. In this case, you can ditch the heels to opt for flat shoes! Both the white or tan shades in our Sophie loafers are ideal for garden party attire and warmer weather. But, if you do prefer a little height yet still want to be comfortable, Mid-heels are a great option. Our Lisa Mid-heel in nude will complement many casual outfits while still allowing you to remain comfortable all day long. Houda, founder of Ghazal Paris, illustrated this look perfectly when she wore her Ines white pumps with an electric blue lace mini-dress to a private event.

The perfect mid-heels to wear for a garden party