29 Sep, 2022
Your Guide to Event Dressing During the Warmer Months
With the warmer weather comes a diary full of events to attend. From beachside lunches and balmy afternoon drinks to late night cocktail soirées and summertime weddings, here’s our editors’ guide to nailing event dressing during the warmer months.
The Beachside Brunch
The key to nailing beachside style is to walk the line between effortless and dressy. Flowing silhouettes, lightweight fabrics, and a palette of bright shades will lend your beach-ready look an elegant edge.
Layer’d’s bright emerald-green Fall Skirt is the ideal amalgamation of casual and dressed-up design appeal. Wear yours with a tucked-in short sleeve shirt in a lighter tone–look for design details like raw trim and puffed sleeves to deliver an understated drama; a relaxed but intentional style.
Add a pair of black sunglasses for a polished finish.
The Cocktail Soirée
For your next cocktail soirée look to the three pillars of fashion: colour, print and texture. Up the ante of your outfit by pairing standout styles together, allowing you to become the centre of attention.
The intricate broderie anglaise of VERGE’s Arabella Shirt embraces a modern, minimalist mood that is perfect for late night drinks. Set it against wide leg silk pants and punctuate with plenty of gold hardware–a belt, earrings, and necklace.
The Summer Wedding
With an estimated two million weddings worldwide this year, it is no secret that dressing to be the best-dressed guest will be more competitive than ever before. Sartorially, wedding dress-codes allow for an open range of possibilities–spare the unbreakable rule of wearing white–so we recommend upping the glamour.
Use elegant summer fabrics like cotton and silk to bring a high-impact energy to your look. Foemina’s Anouk Dress is expertly tailored to nip in at the waist before flaring into a long midi skirt. If you’re looking for something more relaxed, tap VERGE's Mosaic Dress–a gorgeous tiered outfit with fluttery sleeves that lend your movements a dramatic flair.
The Garden Party
Our go-to for a chic garden party? Florals. Some trends are classic for a reason and this is one no-brainer that just makes sense. Ultra-feminine and easy to style, this season’s floral prints are bolder and brighter with large scale patterns featured in the collections of designers at home and globally.
Johnny Was’ luxurious silk and cotton kimonos turn Bohemian styles, inspired by vintage textiles that recall the free-spirited days of the 1960s, into cool, urban pieces that can be dressed-up or dressed-down. The billowy Tempo Mix Embroidered Coat looks especially fabulous layered over wide leg neutral-tone silk pants. Add a pair of heels and a sun hat to complete the look.
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