SheerLuxe’s Summer Occasionwear Lookbook

Whether it’s a roster of weddings or a day at the races, we all know summer events dressing can be a minefield. From silky slips to two-piece suits, dramatic maxis to separates, nowadays anything goes, which makes putting a stylish look together harder than ever. So naturally, we’re here to help, with our edit of our favourite looks out there now. Here’s what team SL will be wearing to this season’s biggest occasions…
Fashion girls know a two-piece suit is the contemporary way to create impact. Try bubble gum pink to take the edge off the androgynous look, adding a lace cami for an extra dose of femininity. The best bit? Minimal accessories needed.
For a sophisticated look that works for almost all events, you can’t beat a slip dress and blazer combination. Stick to tonal shades and statement accessories for pulled together style that works day to night.
A failsafe look for daytime to evening? A pretty dress teamed with vampy accessories. Add killer black heels and a statement clutch to soft hues and romantic ruffles for a balanced edit.
Events dressing isn’t all about buying expensive dresses you won’t wear again. Turn to the high street for separates you can keep coming back to, from statement summer skirts to simple, affordable bodies, and team with directional accessories for an evening look.
Bohemian events style doesn’t have to mean busy floral prints. Take a modern approach by teaming an oversized, billowing maxi in soft pastels (points for versatility, too) and adding a quirky boater hat for a romantic, fashion-forward balance.
Transform a beach dress into occasionwear for destination weddings with smart accessories. Neve and Noor’s designs work for off-duty days and big events alike.
Make your summer trousers work harder by teaming with a statement evening top – Self-Portrait is the affordable designer brand for separates with impact. Colour pop shoes are an easy hack for adding drama to your look.
When only a statement will do, turn to bold colours for a look that packs a punch. Channel your inner senorita in tiered red dresses, with raffia accessories to update the look for summer; just swap out for black details come winter.

Photography | Frances Davison
Hair & Makeup | Charlotte Cowen

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