Wednesday, 3 January 2018

A dress for every occasion; Our top 5 annual events and how to style them.

As we step into a new year and the January sales begin, what better time to get yourself and your wardrobe organised for the upcoming year. Most of us enter the new year with a positive mindset and motivation for becoming a better version of ourselves which makes now the best time to get organised, save yourself money and prevent the stress of last minute panic shopping. Below you'll find our list of the top 5 annual events to shop for and our tips on how to dress and style them.  

1. Holiday in the sun - 

Holiday dress code should be fun and practical. Some key pieces you may want to include in your suitcase are stylish swimwear, lightweight floaty dresses and skirts, swimwear coverups, comfortable shorts and t-shirts and a couple of dressy outfits for the night time. Adding a long floaty skirt and accessories to a stylish swim costume can take your look from poolside to bar with minimum effort.

Pictured: Mint green Paris skirt (made to order).
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2. Festival -

Popular festival looks include short denim shorts and log print tops and  floaty floral dresses, both teamed with wellies, hair flowers and face gems. Whatever look you go for, our top tip for festivals would be to not forget your waterproofs! The typical English weather will more than likely pour it down leaving you wet and muddy.

                                       Pictured: Waterproof Monica coat in olive green. 
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3. Black tie event - 

The key to dressing for a black tie event is elegance. Whether you opt for the classic Full length gown or go for a more modern look such as the little black or cocktail dress. You want to be choosing black, metallic or jewel tones so that you don't look too casual. Sequins, jewels and sparkly jewellery will add to the overall look and it's also advisable to invest in shawl or faux fur wrap rather than a jacket for a stylish cover up. 

Pictured: Eliza dress in deep red.

4. Races- 

A trip to the races is always a big event in the fashion calendar. This is an event where you really want to dress to impress. Clashing bold colours is a great look and will make you stand out from the crowd. Fascinators are generally a popular accessory and work well when the colour is paired with the shoes and bag. Some races such as the royal ascot require a more conservative dress code, dresses must be below the knee or longer and should have strap of one inch or greater for this particular event. Make sure you check the dress code before planning your outfit. 

Pictured: Hot pink Lana dress.

5. Wedding guest -

What to wear for a wedding will depend upon a few factors. The style of the wedding, the season and the time of day. For formal weddings, which are usually in the evening, you want to be opting for full length gowns or cocktail dresses. If the dress code is casual (usually in the daytime) opt for daytime dresses that can be accessorized. Maxi dresses and sandals will make you look elegant without over dressing. The fabric and print of your dress will depend on the season, some great spring/summer options are lightweight florals, pastels and bold colours that will keep you cool. For autumn/winter weddings, some good colours include emerald green, wine and royal blue or even tartans as these colours suit most skin tones and  heavier fabrics will keep you warmer in the winter months.  Some general rules of what not to wear to a wedding are, don't wear the same colour as the bride unless requested, this is her special day and her colour. Also don't go for the same colour as the bridesmaids, you don't want to look like a bridesmaid wannabe. Jeans, flip flops, distressed clothing are also a big no no!

                                                 Pictured: Betty dress in blue and pink floral.
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