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The Best Dressed Guest – Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Summer Event Outfit

To ensure you look your best at your summer event, whether you are going to Ascot, a Christening or a wedding, take a look at my top 3 don’ts for your do:-

1. Don’t Wear Uncomfortable Shoes
Don’t be tempted to wear shoes that pinch and convince yourself that ‘it’s okay as I won’t be walking far.’ During the day you will be doing lots of standing and, if the mood takes you, maybe even some dancing. Kicking off uncomfortable shoes and scuffling from an event bare foot at the end of evening will not be your finest look. We’ve all been there!

2. Don’t Ignore Ill-Fitting Garments
It doesn’t matter how much you spend on an outfit, if it doesn’t fit properly your efforts will be wasted. Sometimes there is no magic solution off the peg and unless you are buying couture, I would advise you to make friends with your local tailor/seamstress. A sleeve, hem or waistline altered to fit correctly will make all the difference.

3. Don’t Forget about the Importance of Accessories
I would go as far as to say that this is the most important of the 3 tips and will make or break an outfit. This is the time to be bold and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Don’t forget, you will be able to use them long after the event has finished. The bag, shoes and earrings in the outfit I have put together below would complete any look.

I’ve splashed out on a statement skirt and kept the rest of the pieces at a reasonable price. The beauty of this outfit is that all the pieces can be worn again separately. It is so easy to spend a huge amount on a dress you’ll only wear once. I’ve been guilty of this and I’ve seen these barely worn pieces in tones of wardrobes – it’s painful to look at them! Next time you shop for an occasion think about choosing versatile pieces you will wear again. It will save you lots of time, money and pain in the long run!

Stockist – Jacket, Top Shop. Floral top, Mango. Earrings, Mango. Shoes, Asos. Skirt, Essential Antwerp. Bag, & Other Stories

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Enjoy the summer…when it finally comes!

Sallyx