Playing dress up: the occasion wear edit


Places to be? When it comes to getting into the flow of occasion season, you’ll need a series of show-stopping looks to match. Whether your calendar is brimming with cocktail parties and you need an outfit just as high profile, or you’re looking to elevate your brunch style with a sophisticated spin, we’re here to make sure you create your best impression. Rise to the occasion with these key looks…




The look:
The perfect excuse to get dressed up, dial it up for a cocktail party with a sleek and sophisticated dress. Whether you stick to classic colours or bold hues, tick off this season’s trends with feminine finishes from frills to lace details, or for a sleek alternative, look to the jumpsuit.

The details:
Bring the party with statement accessories; think sleek clutch bags adorned with embellishment as well as bold jewellery, from bejewelled earrings to look-at-me necklaces that will instantly add a dose of high-octane glamour into your cocktail party attire. And don’t forget the heels.



The look:
With garden party season in full bloom, opt for free-flowing yet sophisticated silhouettes to master outdoor occasions. Channel effortless elegance with a maxi dress, adorned with botanical prints that match your surroundings. Don’t forget layers; a sleek jacket is a must for unpredictable weather.

The details:
A cute cross-body bag will leave hands free for greeting guests while being roomy enough to stylishly stash your essentials. Opt for a pair of fashionable flats to avoid the faux pas of heels sinking into the grass, or for those who want a little height, try a pair of wedges.


The look:
Nail the dress code for spring soirees with a fail-safe dress. Stick to timeless styles; invest in an eternally stylish structured midi dress or look to co-ordinating separates as an alternative to ensure you’re the best-dressed guest. Spring is the perfect time to experiment with a pop of colour.

The details:
RSVP in style with the accessories to match the occasion. A classic leather clutch never dates and will hold your essentials in style for a range of events, from wedding receptions to celebratory drinks parties. Keep it classic with delicate jewellery and slick court shoes in wear-forever colours.



The look:
Spring’s the perfect time to breathe life into your brunch outfits. To strike the smart-casual balance, dress up a pair of skinnies and T-shirt with a tailored pastel jacket and heels, a nod to the candy colour trend. Alternatively, take a dress down a notch by throwing on a denim jacket.

The details:
The relaxed dress code of brunch means you can experiment more with your accessories. Why not try a statement tote or a fresh pair of trainers in new season colours? With warmer weather on its way, you’ll need a sophisticated pair of shades to style out al fresco dining; the bolder, the better.

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