Dressing for a formal event doesn’t have to be intimidating; while you absolutely should respect the dress code (if there is one), there is no reason why you shouldn’t let your own personal style shine through and have fun with your look. This colourful outfit is a fun take on something you would wear to an outdoor society event such as a horse race. Formal separates are given a Spring-ready twist with vibrant colours and fun prints, and bright accessories give the look a playful, tongue-in-cheek element.
No matter how formal the occasion, pairing a pencil skirt with a shirt and jacket is a great alternative to wearing a dress. This knee-length multi-coloured floral print skirt was paired with a collared beige shirt and topped with a pastel yellow tuxedo jacket for spin on high-society dressing that is both refined and whimsical.
Fascinator hats are weird and wonderful fashion favourites that can instantly add a quirky element to an outfit when styled correctly. This bright pink fascinator picks up on the colours of the skirt and the fun Perspex embellishments keep everything from being too stuffy and serious. A vibrant turquoise bag adds an additional a pop of vibrant colour, and a pair of nude peep-toe platform heels finish off the look.
Photographs by Sara Al-Banna & Editing by Mona Hamid
1. Yellow Blazer: Ted Baker.
2. Floral Skirt: Ted Baker.
3. Nude Blouse: Versace.
4. Bag: Tods.
5. Shoes: Christian Louboutin.
6. Head Piece: Mumure by “Spirit” (Bloomingdales).