Dressing to impress can be a combination of intimidating and a lot of fun. If you’re someone with a great sense of fashion, it might even feel easy or natural. If you’re like most people, dressing to impress on a special occasion could be a little more of a challenge but is certainly doable by following some basic rules. If you’re looking to impress at your next fancy event, read on.
Accessories and the Basics
That little black dress paired with the right set of earrings is the perfect way to easily dress to impress, no matter what the occasion. From an office lunch to a wedding or other formal event, by using accessories to play your style up or down, you can’t go wrong. If you’re looking for ideas on what to wear to that next formal event, start with taking a look at Kendra Scott’s new arrivals. Whether it’s one of her bestsellers meant to be worn as a statement piece or something more subdued, in using jewelry to change your overall look, you’ll be able to move from one event to the other without an outfit change.
When thinking of accessories, keep fashion scarfs in mind, too. That same little black dress could be topped with a colorful scarf to make any outfit pop. If black’s not for you, any solid color dress will be a versatile solution for your next formal event. That is, by using pendants, scarfs, and even sunglasses, you can change your look quickly without breaking the bank. For minimalists, this is a great way to expand on your wardrobe without going overboard.
Calling and Researching Ahead for Guidance
When invited to attend a formal event, it’s okay to call and ask about the dress code ahead. While a wedding invitation might say something like “black and white formal attire affair” or “dress casual,” it’s okay to ask for clarification ahead of time. Once you know the general feel of the event, the next best bet is to use Google for ideas on how to dress. From Instagram and other platforms that often host fashion tips on the latest trends, to blogs and vloggers with great ideas for both formal and casual events, the internet can be of great assistance when helping with formal attire decisions.
Dressing to Impress in all Situations
Regardless of the clothes or accessories you wear, the best way to make a great impression at a formal event is to move with confidence. For this reason, it’s important to wear something you feel confident in. Consider getting your hair, nails, and makeup done if that will help you to feel at your best. Taking some extra time and attention above that of your regular beauty regimen will go a long way in helping with confidence. Don’t forget to smile, even if you’re nervous. It will be reciprocated.
In the end, dressing for success at your next fancy event could be as simple as combining your little black dress or another classic with the right statement earring, hoops, or gemstone bracelets. Instead of worrying about how to match your favorite jacket with a print dress, consider sticking to basic or neutral base colors to give yourself more options when it comes to accessorizing and moving from day to evening.
With a few key pieces, you can take a plain dress or suit to a whole new level just in how you accessorize it. For men, this could mean cuff links and a new tie or by adding a bow tie. For women, just swap out those studs for hoop earrings, and add some sass to your daytime make up. Soon enough, you’ll be on your way to turning heads at your next special occasion event.