For that special occasion...
Summer is almost here! Along with the sunny weather (we hope), comes plenty of fun occasions from weddings to the races.
If you’re a special guest this year, it can be difficult to know what to wear, how to style your accessories or even what to shoes to wear.
Here’s our simple guide of how to look amazing, and how you can find your style at your local Mall. Make sure you send us any pictures of your special occasions too, we’d love to see!
It’s all about the dress! You are probably already aware of what style suits you, but if you don’t – ask a member of staff in your local womenswear shop and they’ll be happy to help. You can either base your outfit around your dress, or choose something simple to jazz up with some gorgeous accessories. Pastel colours, embellishment and bold prints are all hot for 2014.Karmen Lace Dress, Monsoon, £99
Fascinators and hats are perfect for all special occasions. There’s plenty of small fascinators available from your favourite high street stores, which really make your whole outfit stand out. Make sure you check the rules if you’re going to the races, in some areas you can only wear hats!Mini Spot Fluted Crin On Band Fascinator, Accessorize, £29
Be sensible with your shoes if you’re going to be in them all day – you don’t want them to be hurting you after an hour’s wear! A heel will give you that little extra height, as well as make you look slimmer and stand better – a favourite all round.Arista Abe Nude Womens Smart Shoes, Clarks, £44.99
Make sure you don’t leave your accessories until the last minute – they’ll play a key part of your outfit. Depending on your dress, either take your accessories to the maximum or keep them to a minimum, too many things going on in one outfit could spoil your look.Cream Pastel Gem Clutch, New Look, £29.99
It’s time to get yourself a new suit guys! If you’re not restricted on colour, try navy or grey instead of the classic black. Or for an even more funky twist, try a different coloured jacket to your trousers!Skopes Madrid Suit, House of Fraser, items from £32.50 to £80
It’s all in the shoes, hat, tie and pocket squares! These final touches will complete your look – add a bit of colour here to brighten up your look too.Dark Red Mini Polka Dot Bow Tie, River Island, £10