Getting dressed for a special summer occasion can be a challenge for those who don’t show a lot of skin. I wasn’t comfortable in a slinky cocktail dress in my forties, so I certainly am not going to wear one now.
Add a lightweight jacket with sheer or mesh material in a similar color and a few bright silver accessories, and I am ready. I want to feel confident, comfortable, and appropriate for every occasion, so I stay true to myself. I wear a little more dramatic makeup in the evening, but I use a lighter hand in the summer.
I resist the temptation to add lots of rhinestone accessories. A general rule is, the more attention-grabbing the pieces are, the fewer I wear. One bold statement necklace may stand alone, but the pieces I am wearing here are all medium to small in scale. I never wear more than one ring per hand.
I still wear heels in the evening, but they are now my “limousine shoes.” That means I get out of the car and walk into the restaurant and sit down. If this were going to be an event where I would be walking in the grass, standing a lot or dancing, I would wear a low wedge, block heel, or flat dressy strappy sandals.
The jacket I am wearing here was purchased from ShopMyFairLady.com last year. It is by Damee NYC. The silver clutch is old from T.J.Maxx. The shoes are a couple of years old by Nina.
Make it a special occasion, even if you are only going out for a dinner date with your sweetie. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!