Thursday, 24 March 2016

The SS16 Formal Outfits


Spring and summer are the seasons of the formal occasions. They're the seasons where people get married, have Christenings, host fancy parties or even just BBQs in the garden; it's safe to say that with the approach of the warmer months comes a need to think up some posher looks for the incoming invites. Not to worry though! Coast have got our backs when it comes to formal dressing and I've put together a couple of formal looks to give you some inspiration for your SS16 parties!
So this first outfit is a bit of a switch up to the usual dresses that we all usually think of when we think of formal dressing. I think a smart pair of trousers can look just as nice for a formal occasion and the beauty of trousers is that you will almost certainly wear them again, whether it's for another party or for casual. This pair of striped, straight leg trousers are bang on trend for SS16 and although they would look amazing teamed with simple monochrome, I decided to pair them with a pop of orange, a colour that I'm really loving at the moment. The shoes match the bag perfectly, giving some lovely summery accents without going over the top and I can just imagine this look teamed with some simple gold eye shadow and some loose curls in the hair. Fabulous!

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Now this dress here is my absolute dream formal dress. Black? Check. Floral? Check. Feminine with a hint of grunge? Check. I graduate in June (eeeek how exciting/scary!) and will need a formal dress for the day and this would fit the bill perfectly. It's fancy without being too over the top and although it is black the floral embroidery and sheer hem makes it perfect for us black lovers. For this kind of formal look, simplicity is key as I think the dress should do all the talking. A simple coral lip, a bright clutch and some simple bracelets is all this look needs to be complete and as the dress is quite simple in itself, it makes a timeless piece that always has a place in your wardrobe no matter what the seasonal styles are.

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What will you be wearing for formal summer occasions?

Amy x

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3 comments

  1. I love the striped trousers, but that black dress has well and truly won my heart. So gorgeous.
    Debi x
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  2. Oh, Wild Flower is the bomb! It steals the cake in my opinion, I love feminine grunge looks, I should try it out more <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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