Seasonal invites to cocktail parties and wedding receptions around the city or off to a destination are gradually reaching your mailbox, which sets the need for efficient wardrobe update. Go through your closet, mark the pieces that qualify for such events and keep notes on what is missing and what will make you look more relevant and fashionable. Follow the trends with a grain of salt, insisting more on high quality and timeless design. Be aware of what is ‘hot’ so that you selectively incorporate elements that fit your personal style. Key items – separates and dresses – will mix & match with your neutrals. Follow our tips and take your outfits to the next level in a budget-friendly or value-for-money way!
Accessorize a Statement Dress
With subtle accessories such as nude pumps or a white micro purse, this Alexis Fala Lace Midi Dress will turn you into the ultimate temptation. High heel sandals & a clutch crafted from clear plastic or skin-tone suede will also allow this Halston Heritage One-Shoulder Flounce Mini Dress take center stage. For non-wedding occasions, this sassy white Alice + Olivia Josie Off-Shoulder Ruffle Wrap Dress works perfectly with leopard or metallic stilettos and a coordinating wristlet!
Pick a Glam Separate
Who said that a dress is the only option to shine bright at a party? Deviate from the rule with one piece that makes a huge difference! Regardless the top you are pairing it with, this Alice + Olivia Ramos Sequin Pencil Skirt is eligible for high glamour situations! White palazzo pants on an ethereal maxi skirt will best be dressed up with this black sparkly Alice + Olivia Trisha Embellished Lace Top. For a textural effect in transitional weather, mix sequins or satin with this flirty Veronica Beard Velvet Gage Top.
Dress Up a Vacay Dress
If attending a destination wedding or birthday party, you might possibly want to pack with you a few multi-purpose dresses. Accessories and jewelry can make this Diane von Furstenberg Phoenix Wrap Mesh Dress red-carpet-worthy! For a seaside cocktail party, use this Theory Nayline Elevate Crepe Halter Dress as the foundation of a formal exotic look. And never travel without sneaking into your luggage a sexy LBD like this Theory Leainna Fixture Ponte One-Shoulder Dress!
Invest in Midis
Midi-length dresses are more than welcome in most of your summertime events. They give a great glimpse of your shoes and ankles while keeping you sweat-free when the heat-wave hits! This Alice + Olivia Sueann Asymmetric Tiered Ruffle Floral Silk Skirt is statement-making and modern due to hem slits & asymmetry. For 80s-inspired elegance, slip into this bold Veronica Beard Amber Long-Sleeve Floral Tie-Front Midi Dress. And for an undeniably figure-flattering silhouette, try this Veronica Beard Annika Floral Print Strapless Stretch Silk Dress with high heels.
Bring a Chic Layer
Whatever the dress or separates combo, summer breeze requires you to bring a transitional weather layer with you, especially if you stay up dancing till the late hours. Neutral hues are highly recommended such as the sweet shade of this Veronica Beard Vita Cropped Tweed Jacket. Another sophisticated layer that works with everything is this Vince Belted Wool-Blend Bouclé Coat. Finally, throw over your shoulders this timeless Sandro Gabrielle Ribbed Fine-Knit Buttoned Cardigan.