How can a tee and black knit pants be appropriate for a wine and cheese party fundraiser? I wore the combo recently, and it was perfectly suitable. Dressing casually has become so common that I rarely see cocktail dresses at such events.
After reading the first four parts of this series, you know how to put together a look for any occasion. When I want to create a more elegant ensemble, I add details that speak to the occasion. Satin, velvet, silk, pearls, crystal earrings, shiny jewelry (but not too much!), a small clutch bag, sheer hosiery, and even a tiny heel can celebrate the fact that you are doing something special tonight.
The jacket is here. (It runs small.) The tee is here. The pants are here.
Note that I’ve repeated the soft white color of the tee in the pearls and the white background of the bag. A smaller clutch bag is essential for any special occasion, whether brunch or the symphony. Years ago, I bought two long strands of pearls and joined them together for more drama. Simple but elevated jewelry with touches of gold relates to the gold buttons on the jacket.
The jewelry and bag have been in my collection for many years, so I’ll look for similar items to link. The shoes are here. A similar pearl necklace is here. Other similar items include a bag here, a watch here, a ring here, earrings here, and a bracelet here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and that you see your wardrobe with new possibilities now. As always, I aim to share what I’ve learned to take the stress out of getting dressed while using what you already have to look your best.
The first lesson in this series is here. The second one is here. The third one is here. Part four is here.
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