I’ve recently been looking an overhauling my wardrobe for the upcoming A/W18 season, and you know what? I’m actually looking forward to switching it all up.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Summer months because I purely hate being cold, and there’s nothing more enjoyable than whipping out those denim shorts and a little crop top. But even the UK British Summer can’t always guarantee it’s going to be hot enough, and the uncertainty of knowing whether it’s a jacket or no jacket occasion but gets stressful!
As well as planning a warmer, chunkier array of items to embrace my wardrobe for Autumn, it’s time to get a bit more dressy. Christmas is coming up guys, hate it or love it…
I thought about some of the questions I get asked a lot around this time of year, and it’s usually around whats trends are big for the party season. So I took to the internet (where else?) to have a look at what some of the experts are predicting for certain events.
I came across an interesting article about casino dress code, by renowned UK fashion stylist and writer Sarah-Rose Harrison (who has worked for Look magazine and Daily Mail). In the article, she talked about pairing together black, tangerine and gold for an evening of entertainment, especially for looking glam at casino nights.
It made me think that actually, if you didn’t want to go out and buy many updates, dig out your luxury looking leopard print. The tones of cream, brown, black and orange work similar to the stylish trend Sarah discusses, but it’s one a lot of us may already own!
She talks about statement accessories being huge again, with a lot of glitz and gold. So if you need to bring in a few new additions but you’re kinda meant to be on a budget, why not add some oversized earrings, or drop detail styles?
You’ll find statement jewellery, shoes and clutch bags to generally be cheaper than new dresses, shirts of jumpsuits, and it’s amazing how much effect new detail updates can bring to your look!
Next, Sarah also discovers how the stunning and classic black dress isn’t going anywhere this party season…
One of the outfits Sarah puts together is a timeless black bodycon dress which comes to around a midi length (just past the knees and grazing the ankles). I’m so so happy that black classic dresses are here to stay – they are literally my fail safe item, and you know what, I bet almost everyone has some in their wardrobes, even if you gotta dig deep!
My rules with black dresses are to get the balance right. So Sarah was correct with showcasing a midi length black dress, that was a little strappy number. If you bear your arms, then go for a bit of coverage on your legs with a maxi or midi length finish.
However, if you go for full sleeves – like how I’m wearing this black crochet dress above and below – then it’s totally fine to rock a shorter style! Balance is key, ladies…
Tassel drop earrings and a stacking stiletto heel finish this look off perfectly. There’s just something elegant about this type of look which carries you from Summer, to Autumn and right through to Winter without ever looking tired or dated…
Do you have any fashion tips for fail safe looks for glamorous Autumn/Winter events? Any favourite outfits for special trips out to casino’s, and all sorts of lavish nights out? Do let me know in the comments!