As much as we like to get dressed up every now and again, sometimes we just don’t know where to start. For your next special occasion, whether it be a fancy brunch, afternoon tea, baby shower, black tie do, or even an anniversary dinner, let us give you a little inspiration with these five looks. We’ve covered everything from from jumpsuits and modern suiting, to midi dresses, skirts and formal dresses. And the best bit? You’ll get a full outfit for under $1,000 – with no sight of “jeans and a nice top”.
When warmer weather hits, we’re always huge fans of pastels, and an on-trend way to wear yours now is in suit form. We love these pale pink tailored trousers ($211.64) from ASOS Design, and paired with the matching blazer ($582.01), you’ll look instantly put together.
For a lemon yellow alternative, we’re also loving this H&M double-breasted jacket ($399) and matching trousers ($299).
To complete the outfit, pair either suit with a simple white cami ($63.49) and metallic heels ($89.95) for a smart and sleek look that’ll suit any occasion.
Total cost: $947.09
Wrap dresses flatter every body shape and are an easy way to look smart, but still be comfortable, and this pattern wrap dress from H&M ($499), ticks all the boxes when it comes to dressing for the season. Ideal for any occasion, from a weekend brunch, to wedding guest attire, we suggest wearing yours with block heel sandals ($264.55), that have just enough height to give you a lift, but won’t leave your feet sore after a day of wear!
The neckline of the dress pairs perfectly with the addition of simple gold layered necklaces ($84.66), and we can’t resist the addition of these lavender and green crystal earrings from BaubleBar ($131.88).
Total cost: $980.09
The midi, pleated skirt is again a great choice for a variety of body types, and we’re loving this neutral offering from ZARA ($499). For an edit that looks more expensive than it actually is, keep your colour palette neutral with the addition of a white blouse ($232.80) and natural woven mules ($190.48).
Top the look off with these gold shell-inspired earrings from Monki ($63.49).
Total cost: $985.77
A good jumpsuit will last you for years, and it’s a great investment piece that can be dressed up or down and suited to any occasion. For a solid staple, we’re opting for neutral shades in flattering shapes, with this dark blue tie jumpsuit from H&M ($499), or this tie halter neck jumpsuit from ZARA ($499).
Either jumpsuit works with black wedge espadrilles ($317.46) and a leopard print clutch ($126.98) for added interest.
Total cost: $943.44
When it comes to formal dressing, a darker colour palette will always look elegant. This ASOS Design dress ($476.19) will hug your curves in all the right places and when paired with these black block heeled sandals ($396.30), you’ll be set for even the most fancy of nights.
Sweep long locks into an up-do and add a bit of fun to the look with these Marilene Resin Flower Earrings from BaubleBar ($138.16).
Total cost: $910.65
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