A Summer Lunch

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What to wear to a lunch party

A summer lunch is a formal occasion which calls for dressing up. Since the event is during the day, there is no need to accessorize too much – one could look horribly gaudy; instead, opt to balance the glamour with a little bit of both stiffness and carelessness.

Saint Laurent Floral-printed silk top at Mytheresa
The printed top can be tied at the back to highlight your thin frame; it has a collar and the print is of red poppies – tuck it into the skirt to look pretty and formal.

Simone Rocha Asymmetric-hem skirt at Matches Fashion
The long cream-colored skirt has a high-waist which is a little fitted; the skirt also has a diagonal cut and asymmetric panels which make it move with total poise.

Black Suede Pointy Toe Pumps with Crystal Trim at Jimmy Choo
This pair of heeled black shoes features a beautiful crystal trim and also has an interesting cut in the shape of a ‘V’ at the part of the pumps which tuck the foot – wear it to add a dose of glamour to your look.

Jimmy Choo Callie Suede Clutch Bag at Selfridges
The bag looks like it would be perfect for lunch: it’s not too dressy but is made of lush suede that is in green and has a remarkable tassel – carry it around casually as you flit from one guest to another at the lunch.

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The ‘Patched Up’ Look

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What to wear to effortlessly pull off a pieced together look on a really casual day

A pieced together look instantly makes you look really casual for the day because there are so many items piled up on you of the same type. This can be done for example with prints: all the prints are very different and thus the look gives off this feeling that the items are meant to be part of a look that matches well instead of appear casually put together.

Red Valentino Monkey Bomber Jacket at Harrods
A red and black jacket featuring a monkey print; appliques, such as that of a monkey, also adorn the jacket at the back – wear it on hot days when the skies unexpectedly turn grey.

Ted Baker Lolyata Slogan T-Shirt at Harrods
A simple black t-shirt that features a sparkling slogan “Wake me up for champagne’; wear it to display your thoughts for the day.

Dolce & Gabbana Sequin Card Distressed Skinny Jeans at Dolce & Gabbana at Harrods
A pair of jeans that gives off a patched up vibe because of its distressed style; the jeans also flaunts a sequined-design of playing cards which features the heart symbol and the Queen card.

Jimmy Choo X Off-White Victoria 100 Satin Pumps at Harrods
A product of the collaboration between Jimmy Choo and Off-White, the pair of black heels has Swarovski crystals; include the pair in the casual look to make it a little bit dressy.