Celebrating in Style: Outfit Ideas for Every Occasion
How many event invites have you gotten this year? One thing’s common from weddings to baby showers: it’s a must to dress up for the occasion. Just because you’re attending virtually (hey, online weddings do happen these days) doesn’t mean you have to skip the dress code. We understand, though, how confusing it is to think of what you should wear to different occasions. Let us tell you this; your outfits will depend on several factors like the type of occasion, venue, and the season.
If you’re too busy to ponder over your clothes for that upcoming business function, this guide is for you. We’ve put together this list of outfit ideas for every occasion you’re about to attend or maybe planning to go to soon. Are you ready to never run out of sartorial options when celebrating special moments?
Job Interviews, Business Meetings
Shop the Roz & Ali Champagne Dot Bubble Hem Blouse - Plus, $42.95
So you finally get invited for a job interview. When presenting yourself in a corporate setting, it’s best to keep things simple yet professional and stylish too. A pretty blouse can go well with a pair of trousers or a high-waist skirt. Invest in pieces that can impress your future boss or seal that much-awaited business deal. A lovely dress that’s not too casual can also elevate your power dressing.
Check out these sophisticated pieces for your business-ready wardrobe:
Shop the Westport Dot Button Front Blouse - Plus, $39.95
Shop the H Halston Button Front Elbow Sleeve Blouse, $68.95
Shop the Roz & Ali Secret Agent Pull On Tummy Control Pants with L Pockets - Average, $32.95
Shop the Dede Utility Mandarin Collar Flared Shirtdress Dress - Petite, $81.95
Baby Showers, Bridal Showers
Shop the Maison Tara Chiffon Strip Short Dress, $54.99
Pretty dresses are the top clothing options when it comes to baby and bridal showers. If the occasion is taking place indoors, then a floral knee-length ensemble is a safe bet. For an outdoor event, you can slip in a vibrant shift dress to evoke excitement. Complete your look with flats or heels and a jewelry piece to finish. Here’s a rule of thumb: refrain from wearing white during a bridal shower because it’s always reserved for the bride.
Check out these feminine dresses to wear to a shower:
Shop the Cecilia Flower Tile Cotton Shift Dress, $39.99
Shop the Oak Less Flutter Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress - Plus, $107.95
Shop the Floral Blue Strap Ruffle Layer Dress, $147.95
Shop the Clarissa Floral Ruffle Bottom Halter Midi Dress - Petite, $66.95
Black-Tie Weddings, Gala Banquets
Shop the Morgan & Co. Lace Bodice, $121.95
Black-tie events call for long evening gowns and accessories that go from gold earrings to diamond necklaces. Sequined dresses and ensembles with intricate details are your go-to’s for this kind of affair. Look for the most glamorous heels you’ll be comfortable in because there will be a lot of socializing. Don’t forget your elegant clutch bag to finish off your red carpet-worthy look. Before we forget, get in touch with your hairstylist for ideas on how to perfectly wear your locks for an elaborate night.
Check out these exquisite ensembles for an affair to remember:
Shop the Empire Waist Gown with Sweetheart Neck and Attached Cape - Plus, $117.95
Shop the Off the Shoulder Glitter Lace Gown Godet Pleats at Hem - Plus, $140.95
Shop the Marina Long Sleeve V Neck Lace and Jersey Chiffon Gown, $142.95
Shop the Sequined Maxi Gown with V-Neck and Fitted Silhouette - Plus, $148.95
Holiday Parties, Dinner Get-Togethers
Shop the Deb Floral Pebble Jacquard Dress - Plus, $81.95
Midi dresses are the appropriate outfits to wow everyone when attending a holiday soiree. They’re not too long and not too short, so slipping in a chic ensemble is enough to strike up a conversation. Besides, you can wear them with strappy heels or pointed stilettos - whatever your preference. A classic chain bag is a nice addition to your overall holiday outfit.
Check out these midi dresses to steal the holiday spotlight:
Shop the Jacqueline Midi Sheath - Plus, $101.95
Shop the One Shoulder Midi Dress, $49.95
Shop the Peony V-Neck Midi Dress - Plus, $139.95
Shop the Taylor Lace Asymmetrical Midi Dress, $99.95
Casual BBQ Parties, Family Reunions
Shop the Roz & Ali Crochet Trim Floral Blouse - Plus, $36.95
A laid-back occasion such as BBQ parties and family reunions is usually an excuse to wear casual outfits. Fun tops and jeans will ensure utmost comfort in every angle. Plus, they’re easy to pair with sneakers or flats for when you need to stand for long periods. As for accessories, you can keep it minimal with a watch and stud earrings. Wear your hair in a ponytail in case you’re the one in charge of preparing the food.
Check out these chic separates for some quality time with your loved ones:
Shop the Roz & Ali Zip Front Knit Top, $33.95
Shop the Roz & Ali Multicolor Dot Popover, $29.95
Shop the Zac & Rachel Sleeveless Tie Front Blouse, $44.95
Shop the Westport Signature 5 Pocket Skinny Jean, $46.95
Celebrating in Style
No matter what the occasion is, you should always try to look your best. May it be an intimate gathering with your closest friends or a charity event at a posh hotel, it’s important to abide by the rules when it comes to dress codes. Now that you have a clear picture of what to wear to specific events, it’s up to you to show your personality through your style. Above all the glitz and glamour of dressing up, it’s how comfortable you are that matters. At the end of the day, you’ll want to celebrate special moments and make them memorable without sacrificing your style.
Shop for pieces perfect for special occasions here.