The theme, Smart Casual, always gets me. With no clear indication of what everyone is wearing, it can be hard to work out if you should wear a dress, jeans, pants or a maxi skirt. And depending on the crowd involved, the theme can change so drastically from one occasion to another.
Luckily, when it comes to smart casual attire, it can be super easy to dress up your chosen outfit, especially if you arrive feeling underdressed.
When you aren't sure what you can do to improve your look, these simple tips ALWAYS work:
Change your shoes
I will be the first to admit that heels are painful. But they are also an awesome alternative when you need to quickly add a formal touch to a casual outfit. I always find that something bright or sparkly can add that ounce of elegance a denim look needs. However, just about any pair of heels can revolutionise even the most casual looks.
Add a statement piece
Jewellery and accessories have the power to change even the simplest of outfits into a designer look. When you're wearing a basic dress, you can add a shimmery belt to accentuate your waist. In the same way, you can add a bold necklace or pair of earrings to draw attention to your facial features.
Regardless, any jewellery that has an elegant feel to it will make your outfit look more expensive and formal.
A bag is your best friend
Whether you like a shoulder bag, purse or clutch, adding a bag to your look can add a sense of professionalism, which is perfect for dressing up an outfit. Especially great for business casual dress codes, adding a sparkly or elegant bag means you can still rock your favourite jeans or coat while attending events.
For an added touch of unison, be sure to pair your bag with those rocking heels you chose.
Do your hair and make-up differently
Particularly important if you are attending an event with a group that you usually see every day, changing up your hair and makeup can add a drop of formality to even the most casual attire.
If you usually wear your hair down, try tying it up with a designer scrunchie to show off your jawline. Similarly, if you frequently wear your hair up, letting it loose and adding a designer headband can help redirect the eyeline and keep the attention on you.
No matter what event you are attending next, I have the perfect range of accessories that you can wear to dress up an outfit. With headbands, scrunchies and jewellery made from designer scarves and ties, my range will add the touch of class that you need to be the best dressed.