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|9 Sep|3 mins

When the Dress Code Says No Jeans Allowed

How To Dress For a Special Occasion Without Embarrassing Yourself
Elle Glass
9 Sep
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So you’ve been invited to a baby shower / engagement / some other occasion that calls for anything but your usual jeans-and-shirt combination. We’re talking events – and venues – with a dress code. Formal occasions, even.
Ladies, a simple set of heels with your fave denim won’t get you off the hook and gents, you’re going to have to step it up in the shoe game.
You’re looking for your new best friend, the piece that will elevate your look every time without fail, be it a well-cut shirt or a dress in a print you’ll want to wear to each and every affair.
So, ditch the denim and keep these simple rules to keep in mind –
Read the invite.
Might sound simple, but it’s an easy mistake to make. If it’s black tie, we’re talking a black-and-white affair, but anything else, go to town when it comes to colour.
Go for something tailored.
You’re looking for sharp silhouettes and clean cuts. Gents, think workwear for the weekend.
Try a print.
You know you want too. Whether you’re feeling florals [LINK: ROSE CEREMONY], a modern gingham or you are looking to something like polka dots, a print will help you stand out from the crowd. Guys, play with prints in shirting and accessories but keep you suits to a neutral.
If unsure, stay on neutral ground.
Make sure you cover your basics. Grey blazers, camel-tones, white shirting. Then take it from there with statement pieces and accessories.
Love what you’re in.
It’s a special occasion, so you need to feel special. Choose pieces in luxe fabrications that make you feel that way. Be it a floor-length dress or a blazer that makes you feel like a million bucks. It’s not, also, a limited-time-only kind of affair… choose something that can make its way into your regular rotation.
Here are our go-to picks for him and for her….

FOR HIM:

Advice
|9 Sep|3 mins

When the Dress Code Says No Jeans Allowed

How To Dress For a Special Occasion Without Embarrassing Yourself
Elle Glass
9 Sep
Share:

So you’ve been invited to a baby shower / engagement / some other occasion that calls for anything but your usual jeans-and-shirt combination. We’re talking events – and venues – with a dress code. Formal occasions, even.
Ladies, a simple set of heels with your fave denim won’t get you off the hook and gents, you’re going to have to step it up in the shoe game.
You’re looking for your new best friend, the piece that will elevate your look every time without fail, be it a well-cut shirt or a dress in a print you’ll want to wear to each and every affair.
So, ditch the denim and keep these simple rules to keep in mind –
Read the invite.
Might sound simple, but it’s an easy mistake to make. If it’s black tie, we’re talking a black-and-white affair, but anything else, go to town when it comes to colour.
Go for something tailored.
You’re looking for sharp silhouettes and clean cuts. Gents, think workwear for the weekend.
Try a print.
You know you want too. Whether you’re feeling florals [LINK: ROSE CEREMONY], a modern gingham or you are looking to something like polka dots, a print will help you stand out from the crowd. Guys, play with prints in shirting and accessories but keep you suits to a neutral.
If unsure, stay on neutral ground.
Make sure you cover your basics. Grey blazers, camel-tones, white shirting. Then take it from there with statement pieces and accessories.
Love what you’re in.
It’s a special occasion, so you need to feel special. Choose pieces in luxe fabrications that make you feel that way. Be it a floor-length dress or a blazer that makes you feel like a million bucks. It’s not, also, a limited-time-only kind of affair… choose something that can make its way into your regular rotation.
Here are our go-to picks for him and for her….

FOR HIM:

FOR HER:

Elle Glass
Writer
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