Side By Side: Fancy Affairs
Me me me! Sing it out loud, today is YOUR day. Well, maybe it isn’t all about you – maybe it’s someone else’s special occasion. But who says you can’t pretend the spotlight is shining on you? If you’re like us, you’ll take any opportunity to step up your style game.
Ironically, these days dressing look-at-me chic is all about subtlety. You want to command attention without sticking out. You want a touch of glitter and a glimmer of glam, but all within the confines of elegance. Think of your favourite red carpet looks – Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong’o are proof that less is more, and composure is key. (Fantastic accessories don’t hurt either.)
Add light to any room with a light coloured, day-to-night dress like this printed sleeveless number, tailored to perfection. Now embellish: dress up sleek, slicked-back hair with the oversize diamante dangle earring that picks up the dress’s hue. Add a dash of shine with the decorated hardback clutch. Now the final touch: the black, three-strapped stiletto sandal, to anchor the magic in a barely-there way that’s been all over the red carpet these days. (#flawless)
For a dusky evening look, match a three-quarter lace skirt with a shimmering black tee (it’s totally okay to rock a t-shirt to a formal event – you’ve got to give your LBD a break sometime!) embroidered with a million sequins and beads. You’ll attract every magpie in the room. The same simple hair is the perfect counterpoint to the ornamental top. Add in some metallic hits with a sparkly clutch, a statement necklace and the pièce de résistance, an open-toe platform pump that makes any leg look endless. Now if only the night lasted as long.