The Statement Suit
"What makes these wide leg crop trousers fabulous and event ready, are the great silhouette and cut. Add a printed scarf for a pop of colour and textural interest, then finish the look with this beautiful linen blazer. To make these key investment pieces work in more than one way, pop on a white cotton t-shirt and leather slides."
"I love the idea of monotone dressing for events. The simplicity of white on white is very elegant and extremely chic. No need to trick this up other than adding a great contrast shoe; we’ve gone for a pale pink heel to complete the look."
The Volume Pant
"Nothing says event dressing like a pair of dramatic volume pants, and these palazzo pants are it. They’re the one item doing all the talking; we’ve kept it really simple teaming with a white linen top and pale pink heels. Pare back for day time wear with a chain printed t-shirt and sneakers."
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Event Dressing Now
Today we’re talking about event dressing now. Now what does that mean, getting dressed for a big event? Well I’m really pleased to say, it means pants, pants and more pants. Which is good news for us, we’re both having pants on today. But as a pants girl, I’m really excited that pants do meet that formal, more dressed up dress code. And really, there is nowhere they can’t go, it’s how you accessorise and what you team back with them.
The Statement Suit
So let’s kick it off with the statement suit on Shella. What makes these wide leg crop trousers so fabulous and event ready is the cut and silhouette. They are slightly high waisted, flat fronted so they’re very clean and neat, they’ve got great side pockets, love the slightly flared leg and it’s cropped, so again, the Amanda shoes become a feature. I’ve teamed it back with a very simple, white linen cupro v-neck top and of course, the marybeth floral scarf as a belt adds a little pop of colour and a bit of textural interest into the whole mix. The beautifully cut yarn dyed linen blazer just finishes the whole thing and pulls it all together. Love it. But you want these key investment pieces to work in more than one way as we always talk about, so swap out the beautiful linen cupro v-neck top and yarn dyed linen blazer and pop in the organic cotton v-neck t-shirt, then swap out the Amanda heels for the Jordana slides, for a more casual Saturday lunch. One pair of pants, one jacket, wear them two ways.
I love the idea of monotone dressing for events. I really think it works so well. The simplicity of white on white is very elegant, it’s super simple, extremely chic and lets one colour do all the talking. No need to trick this up other than with a great contrast shoe, the Amanda heels. I’ve gone for it in the khaki cupro belted wide leg pants and khaki linen cupro v-neck top, I just love the simplicity of one colour doing all the style talking. Spin out the triacetate pleat front pants with a patterned top for a completely different look for any event, night or day. I love this spring floral blouse. It is special, it has a beautiful neckline with the pleating, great sleeves, so the drama is in the sleeve, pull it up, give it a little bit more volume. Very simple through the body and we’ve swapped out the shoes for the Amanda suede heel which I feel just anchors the pleat front pants.
The Volume Pant
Nothing says event dressing to me more than a pair of glamorous, dramatic, volume pants; and these palazzo pants are it. I love them. They’re the one item doing all the talking here, we’ve kept it really simple with the white linen cupro v-neck top with the beautiful, very subtle panel detail and the Amanda heels so we’ve got our rule of three things happening here.
These palazzo pants look beautiful in an event setting, but of course can be worn in more than one way. We’ve got this fabulous, really easy, chain print t-shirt that would look great for day time wear. Throw the Gayle leather sneaker with it, or in fact the Jordana slides as well. I love the combination of the pale blue with the navy, and the chain print t-shirt just dresses down the palazzo pants.
So event dressing now is really about statement separates that have just the right balance of glamour and drama and detail, but they’re also versatile enough to be worn beyond your big day or night out.