The Chelsea Flower Show.... part 1: what to wear

So I went to the Chelsea Flower Show on Friday.  I had a fabulous day, came away with tonnes of inspiration and took a zillion photos.  I'll be sharing the best of them here at Lilac and Lily all this week. 

Going to Chelsea is a rather special occasion so don't listen to anyone who tells you not to bother to dress up.  Do wear a pretty floral print dress.  And if you don't own one, well then use going to Chelsea as an excuse to go out and buy one.  The look you are aiming for is understated and effortless English Rose fabulousness.  Add flat sandals (you'll be doing a lot of walking), casually fix a flower or two in your hair and grab a glass of Pimms on your way in.

Pink floral dress by Malene Birger as featured at Vogue.  Available from net a porter. Accessory inspiration here.

Roses by David Austin.  Photo by Helen at Lilac & Lily.