STYLING OCCASION WEAR

Good morning everyone, today’s attire is on Occasion wear. Based around this red dress, red is a colour that always seems to brighten up anyones day and suits most skin tones. But you don’t have to go for red if you are someone who likes neutral colours. Always go for something that makes you comfortable, therefore you feel confident without compromising on your style. As the summer event calendar gets going, you might have or not started thinking about the outfits you may need for the upcoming special occasions. So here is a few suggestions to get you started should you need it.

 

/ DRESS / BAG Similar / SHOES Similar / SUNGLASSES

I don’t know about you guys but for me during the summer months along with the excitement of either attending summer parties or planning one, trips to the races, galas and weddings comes a certain amount of worry. About whether or not you should buy something new, or stick with something you may already have in your wardrobe that you can spruce up with new accessories. Also in the UK one has to think about the weather specially if it’s an outside event, whether or not it will hold. Even if the sun doesn’t shine, we should always be able to! I know it’s no third world problem, and we shouldn’t be putting so much emphasis on an outfit, but at the same time there is no harm in trying to look your best and feel good about something you are wearing.

DRESS

Right lets begin with this red off the shoulder belted bodycon midi dress from Femme Luxe Refinery. This body hugging fit, wrap front design and elegant midi length is ideal for the races, garden parties and weddings. It comes in an array of other colours, is very affordable and is a simple wardrobe must have. The Angelica dress is sure to see you through the season with ease. If you are heading to either a wedding or the races just add a nude coloured fascinator to the above look and you are set to go.

Here are few of my picks of occasion wear dresses

SHOES

So when it came to styling this dress, I opted to go nude with the shoes. These beautiful nude platform heels are from Kurt Geiger. As they are in the platform style I find them to be slightly more comfortable. Therefore I can be on my feet for a little longer than with my regular high heels. They have these cute double straps that go across the front of the shoes which are functional at the same time in keeping my feet securely in place. The combination of the two colours red and nude seem to work rather well in my opinion.

BAG

With that in mind I decided to continue with the nude hue and opted for my vintage Stuart Weitzman bag for Russell and Bromley. I bought this bag many years ago, it’s a nod to the Dior saddle bag. How on trend and appropriate is this bag! The bag has a cork effect all over it with some gold hardware which ties in beautifully with the dress. I tend to find that gold accessories work really well with red. The bag fastens with a metallic clasp and is big enough for all my essentials.

FINISHING TOUCHES

For the finishing touches I am wearing my nude matt lipstick in the shade Teddy Bear from Lime Crime Veletines. And finally completing my look I grabbed my Poppy Lissiman sunglasses which are in the style Le Skinny and in the colour red/aubergine. So there you have it, one way to style an occasion wear midi dress.

 

Thank you for stopping by to read my fashion blog. What is your go to occasion wear? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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EMSEMBLE

Dress: FEMME LUXE REFINERY

Shoes: KURT GEIGER Similar

Bag: RUSSELL AND BROMLEY Similar

Sunglasses: POPPY LISSIMAN

Lipstick: LIME CRIME VELVETINES

 

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  1. May 24, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    What a stunning red dress! It looks great on you and I love the saddle bag with it 🙂

    Hope that your week is going well and you have a great weekend ahead of you 🙂

    http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com.au

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:22 am

      Thank you Mica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. May 24, 2019 / 5:18 pm

    That red dress is stunning and would be perfect for any summer occasion! It looks so good on you Lovely! And I love how you accessorized with the nude heels and bag.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:23 am

      Thank you so much Kara

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. May 24, 2019 / 5:50 pm

    I love this shade of red! It looks very rich and love that it hugs the right places. Love the pairing with the heels and bag too!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:23 am

      Glad you like the pairing Nancy, Thank you!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:24 am

      Thank you Sophie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:26 am

      Thank you Caitlin and have a wonderful day.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:28 am

      Great to hear that Talyssa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:28 am

      Thank you so much Selina.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:28 am

      So happy to hear that Margot, Thank you.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:29 am

      Thank you Lesley

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:29 am

      Thank you so much Ann.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:30 am

      Thank you so much Anastasia so glad you like it darling!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. May 27, 2019 / 5:47 pm

    Adore this little red dress! Might have to add it to my shopping cart now!
    xx,
    -Lauren

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:31 am

      Aww so happy to hear that Lauren.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:31 am

      Thank you darling and have a fab day!

      Thank you Mica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. May 27, 2019 / 7:04 pm

    My occasion wear is normally stacks/leggings with a nice shirt and a blazer. It’s actually what I just wore to my little sister’s graduation the last weekend. I love that dress, and I love that dress with sleeves so much. Your right red really does look good on most people, I know for the longest time I hated wearing red because I thought that it brought out the red in my face and it does, but it still looks good on me, and I like wearing it now. I love how you paired it with the tan colors in the purse and shoes, the photos and you look amazing!

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:32 am

      Thank you so much Tiffany, have a wonderful day darling!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      May 28, 2019 / 10:44 am

      Thank you Jade.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      May 30, 2019 / 7:44 am

      Thank you so much Ashley.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 11, 2019 / 8:31 am

      Thank you much darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

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