SUMMER OCCASION WEAR OUTFIT INSPO

7th Aug 2017 - Style

Since a lot of you guys have been asking me to bring more fashion focused posts to my blog, I thought I’d put together a little something to give you some outfit inspo for this Summer. I’m definitely a t-shirt and jeans kinda girl all year round, but with a couple of events to attend over the next few months I’ve been spending a lot of my time drooling over some of the beautiful occasion wear options on the ASOS site. Summer seems to be the time for weddings, parties and family bbqs, so I’m sure lots of you guys are on the hunt for event-worthy outfits just like I am. Here are a few of the dressy pieces that have caught my eye and made my heart skip a beat!

DRESSES

I’ve always been much more of a ‘tailored trousers and heels’ kinda girl, but lately I’ve found myself adding more and more dresses to my wardrobe. The dress that actually inspired me to put this post together was this gorgeous embellished sunshine yellow dress by ASOS. I’ve been having such a love affair with yellow lately so this one caught my eye immediately. It’s completely OTT and not something I’d usually go for, but I think I’ve actually fallen in love with it! I can totally see myself pairing this dress with my super cute Jimmy Choo mules and some simple gold jewellery. I also spotted this rust-coloured satin bardot style dress by Lavish Alice. I love that you can pull the dress in at the waist with the matching satin belt to accentuate those sexy curves! Not only that but the cut out shoulders and subtle split add some extra va va voom! Another favourite of mine is this beautiful pink embroidered mini dress by New Look. I don’t know if I’d be brave enough to wear it on its own to an event but I can definitely see myself throwing a simple white tee underneath and slipping on a pair of my favourite comfy converse for a casual, everyday look!

TROUSERS

A good pair of well-fitting trousers and a simple cami top is one of my favourite outfits to wear to an event. I always feel so much more comfortable in trousers and I love being able to tuck something into the waist band for an effortlessly chic look. Like everyone else on the planet, I’ve been totally digging the cullote trend lately, so of course these gorgeous pastel pink satin culottes tugged on my heart strings as soon as I saw them. I actually love the way that these cullotes have been styled with a simple white cami and a pair of dusty pink mules, this is exactly how I would rock these trousers for an event; the whole outfit looks super comfy and cool which is just the kind of thing I like to wear! Although these frilly dog tooth trousers have been styled with a pair of classic black vans, I can totally see myself smartening them up with a slinky black cami and a pair of sky scraper heels for a look that’s more suitable for the night time. Lately I’ve been drawn to anything pink so of course I had to include these incredible bubblegum pink tapered trousers in the mix! I really like how these have been styled with an off the shoulder white top tucked in but I’d probably pair these with a pair of nude heels to let the trousers do the talking!

JUMPSUITS

Jumpsuits are one of my favourite things to wear at the moment, they’re super easy to throw on and require minimal effort but they pretty much always end up looking chic and put together! I particularly love this rusty coloured jumpsuit by ASOS. It’s not the kind of thing I’d usually go for but there’s something about it that looks super chic. I love how the knot at the front gives the jumpsuit some detail and the culotte style bottom gives it a cool edge. I’d probably rock this with a pair of simple stilettos and some cute jewellery; the deep v neck would allow me to accessorise with a badass gold choker. This off the shoulder culotte jumpsuit by River Island made me go all heart-eyed as soon as I saw it. I’m not usually into rocking a black and red combo but there’s something about this baby that looks super edgy and cool. I think I’d probably finish off this look with a slick of my favourite Glossier lipstick in the shade ‘Jam’ before working some beachy waves into my hair.

SKIRTS

Midi skirts aren’t usually my thang but I have to say that I think these four beauties might have converted me! This unique black and white multi layer skirt by ASOS White caught my eye immediately. I really like the way that this skirt has been styled with a simple black vest top and some quirky heels. I know I’m supposed to be giving you guys some occasion wear inspo but I can totally imagine myself tucking a comfy tee into the waist band and throwing on my trusty pair of classic black vans for a day time look! This dusty pink satin midi skirt is one of my faves and it looks super sexy thanks to those thigh-high splits on either side. I’d probably rock this skirt with a pair of heeled mules to tone down that sexiness just a little!

BAGS

I have to admit I’m not the biggest fan when it comes to the bag section on the ASOS site (anyone else feel me?) but I did spy a few options that made my heart skip a beat! First up I just have to talk about this amazing tassle clutch bag – how cool is this!? I think the reason I love it so much is because it actually really reminds me of a cushion that we have sitting on our sofa in the lounge from Att Pynta (lol) but I do think it makes a super cute bag too! I also adore this chic velvet cross body by Glamorous; I think I was drawn to this baby because it looks so much like the Gucci ‘Marmont’ Shoulder Bags that I’m obsessed with at the moment. This one looks like the perfect size and just about big enough to fit your phone, wallet and lipstick inside. I hate carrying around a clutch bag while I’m out so cross bodies like this one are perfect if you’re lazy like me!

SHOES

Onto my favourite part now…the shoes! Although I am the proud owner of some beautiful stilettos, I have to admit that I am much more of a flats girl at heart. Thankfully, the rise of the mules trend means that I no longer have to spend the evening hobbling around on my tippy toes! I’m all about being comfortable and cool so as soon as I stumbled upon these amazing pink velvet sandals by River Island I knew I had to have them! The bubblegum pink is absolutely stunning and the velvet material gives these shoes a dressy vibe. I would definitely throw these on with a pair of culottes like this pastel pink satin pair. As well as going crazy for mules I’ve also found myself falling more and more in love with kitten heels! I know what you’re thinking…’surely kitten heels should stay in the 90’s where they belong?’…but trust me when I say that with the right outfit, a pair of low heels can look super cute! I particularly love this striking red pair and can totally see myself rocking these with some tailored trousers or that super cool black and white skirt by ASOS White. Any kitten heel fans gonna back me up here?

I hope you guys found this post inspiring! I actually had so much fun scouring the ASOS site for some cute outfit ideas so let me know if you would like to see more of these kinds of posts from me in the future. Do leave me a comment down below and tell me if any of the pieces I’ve mentioned made your heart skip a beat! I’d love to know what you’ll be wearing to events this summer!

THE ICING ON THE CAKE:

  • Lucy Williams x Missoma Mini Fang Choker

    Such a badass piece!

  • Missoma Double Arrow Ring

    Stack it up or wear it alone

  • Missoma Rose Quarts Double Wand Studs

    Perfectly pink!

  • Oliver Bonas Fresh Water Pearl Ring

    Love that cute lil pearl

  • Monica Vinader Mini Circle Bracelet

    Diamonds are forever!