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6 key pieces for 'rule of six' gatherings

Pinch yourself. You’re not dreaming. Lockdown restrictions are finally starting to ease and – even if it is just outside and subject to the ‘rule of six’ – socialising is no longer illegal. Hallelujah!

Whether you’re heading to the beer garden or chilling at a friend’s BBQ, it’s time to ditch those WFH clothes and embrace some new real-life outfits. And to set you on the right track, we’ve created our own rule of six…  six fashion pieces that are an absolute must-have for outdoor gatherings.

Take a look. Go outside. Have a little fun.

 Rule of six style trends

The 'Rule of Six' for stylish outdoor gatherings


1. The classic short-sleeved tee

Brighter days are on the way, after all. And a t-shirt is the ideal base layer for outdoor get-togethers in the spring sunshine. Our online store is packed full of fresh new styles. Ladies, why not tuck one of our simple slogan designs into a floral midi skirt? It’s the perfect look for lunch with friends. And guys, just team one of our logo short-sleeved tees with jeans or shorts (depending on the weather!). Sorted.


2. A pair of comfy joggers

Ok, so we may be losing some restrictions, but we haven’t lost our mind. Why give up the comfort of a stretchy waistband just because you’re seeing a friend? If you’re heading out to chill in their garden, you’re going to need a pair of joggers – and we’ve got lots to choose from for both men and women.

To hit one of this year’s biggest style trends, opt for a pastel shade – such as sage green, powdery pink, or lilac – and style them with a matching pastel-shade top.


3. Some summer shorts

Grab the razor…it’s time to get your legs out.

Even in the UK, outdoor fashion doesn’t always have to be about staying warm. If we’re lucky enough to get a heatwave, it’s a good idea to have a pair of shorts at the ready.

You’ll find a fantastic selection of men’s shorts in our store, including everything from classic cargo and jersey joggers to chinos and denim-wash cut-offs. So whether you want to create a sharp or sporty look, we’ve got it covered. And for the ladies, we have a cute selection of colourful jersey hotpants.


Men's style trends for 'rule of six' gatherings


4. Trainers

This is another key outdoor fashion trend for 2021. Because who wants to go back to stilettos?

The ‘floaty dress - sporty shoe’ combo has boomed in the last year. And it’s the ideal look for a picnic in the park (that will keep your toes warm!). Either white pumps or chunky lace-ups work best for the ladies. Just style with a flowery or polka dot midi dress and accessorise with a straw bag. And for a catch-up with the lads, we have a stylish collection of men’s canvas low-tops and mesh running trainers.


5. A cosy hoodie

We may be excited about the rule of six, but we’re keeping it real. Sitting outside? For long periods of time? In April? Let’s face facts. At some point, it’s going to get chilly! Which is why, every socialiser needs a cosy layer for when the sun sets – and you really can’t go wrong with a hoodie.

Whether it’s from our men’s or women’s collection, a zip-up or pullover design, or fleece- or borg-lined. We promise, as long as it’s got our name on it, it’ll look good and keep you warm.


6. An essential waterproof

This is the holy grail of outdoor fashion – at least, it is in the UK.

Indoor gatherings are still strictly off-limits. Which means, if it starts to rain, you’ve got to suck it up and don a waterproof. And we have just the thing. Our women’s collection currently features a number of hooded rain macs, in sweet patterns and bold colourways. Whilst our men’s outerwear range boasts several shower-resistant trench coats and pack-away windbreakers.

So, no need for soggy weather to spoil the fun. Just check the forecast and pack your mac.

 Women's outdoor fashion


Ready to invest in our rule of six?

For ‘rule of six’ catch-ups with the besties, these are the only six pieces of clothing that you need. Just browse our full online menswear and womenswear collection, invest in at least one item from each category, and perfect your outdoor style.

Everything in our store is priced affordably. So you can keep your pennies for that all-important pint at the pub! And if you have any questions, you’re welcome to get in touch at any time. We’re not fashion experts, as such. But we do know our products and can advise on what’s best for your outdoor gatherings. Just send an email to info@tokyolaundry.co.uk and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

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