The holiday season is here and that means there are weddings, office parties, and a host of other functions to attend. Turning up to these events is easy. The difficult bit is putting together an ensemble that will have you feeling like the belle of the ball and getting tons of compliments. There’s so much to think about when it comes to dressing for a special event: colour, style, type of outfit. The list is endless and can cause a fair bit of confusion when the time comes to get ready. Look your best at the next special occasion by following these easy-to-follow tips that will make your outfit stand out on a special occasion.
1. Use Accessories to Update Your Outfit
If you find out outfit boring, jazz it up with attractive accessories. There are different accessories to play around with – you can use belts, broaches, jewellery or a clutch. While accessorising, make sure what you use matches your style and the outfit. You do not want the outfit looking too over-the-top or blindly. It is best to go with classic jewellery. Pick classic gold necklace, gold earrings and a thin bracelet.
2. Go in for sober colours
For a special occasion that happens to be a bit formal, you want to go well dressed and look your best. It is best to play it safe and wear an outfit with sober colours. Stick to wearing blacks, blue, red, or navy blue. You can experiment with a blingy outfit only if you have the personality to do so or the party you are going to has that atmosphere.
3. Wear the latest fashion trend
Think you can pull off the latest fashion trend? Go to your next special occasion wearing an outfit classified as trending. Most fashion magazines and blogs post what’s trending regularly. A little caution, while doing so, you might want to look at yourself in the mirror and see if you feel confident and look your best before choosing to wear the outfit.
4. Consider the event
Before nailing down what outfit to wear for a special occasion, you might want to think about the event. Is it a wedding, an office party, a gala event or a themed party? You don’t want to look out of place at the event. For example, to a wedding, you would want to wear a slightly more formal outfit and not a cocktail dress. The same applies to an office party, for which you do not want to wear something that’s too formal.
5. Personal style
We’re sure you have your own personal style. As far as possible, stick to your personal style and what works best for you. Before you step outside the door, take time to do some grooming. Shower, brush your teeth, comb your hair, wear clothing that suits the occasion, and check yourself in the mirror one last time.
6. Wear a good pair of shoes
Always remember to wear a pair of shoes that you are comfortable in. You do not want to invest in shoes that you find uncomfortable halfway through the event. It is also important to wear a pair of shoes that match with your outfit.
7. Go tastefully dressed
This is especially for a wedding. You should look tasteful, with a style that does not offend or take away attention from the couple. Don’t dress too casually or too provocatively. It’s obvious that guests want to look nice but you should analyse the tone of the event before you pick your outfit.
Aradhana is a Lifestyle and Fashion blogger from Delhi, India. She is known for writing articles on various categories like lifestyle, fashion, health, digital marketing and business. She has more than 100+ publications from reputable sites like Sheknows, Elephant Journal, Lifehacker and momjunction to her credit.