A wise man once said ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’. This month's post is all about occasion wear, to avoid any ‘I have nothing to wear’ dilemmas. Prepare for the inevitable social gatherings that the next two months hold with the autumn/winter collections by Kate Spade and Oasis. What is on the style cards? Think along the lines of a return to opulence with embroidered pieces, lace, florals, leather and sparkles; all you need to know (or have) is below in black and white.
The Formal Event
Deciding on an outfit for a big event, for whatever it may be, is always a task. Women everywhere have encountered the familiar fear of an outfit appearing either too formal or too casual. Though the balance may be hard to strike, wearing what makes you feel good is undoubtedly the way to go. So if you feel like pulling out all the stylish stops, do it. Oasis is on hand to explain why you shouldn’t be afraid of packing style punches this season:
“Forget playing down dressing up this season, as decorative sequins glitter and wink their way into your everyday wardrobe. For day or night, intricately embellished embroidery, a sumptuous sea of velvet, structured satin and black mesh make for unapologetic dressing.”
Oasis’ Osaka Embroidered Dress brings with it a sense of eternal sophistication and opulent vibes. The classic floral, nature-inspired number can be paired with Kate Spade’s contemporary Iris Heel, to ensure you put your best foot forward. Thanks to the timeless quality of all things black and white, it’s highly likely that you’ll appreciate these pieces on many an occasion.
The ‘We-Should-All-Go-For-Drinks-Soon’ Gathering That Finally Happens
Tune into effortlessly cool, preppy style with the Annie Embroidered Collar Knit by Oasis. The floral theme continues on with the daisy print and bow, injecting a dainty feel into the collared piece. This autumn, prepare to see leather pop up in many a collection; wave goodbye to the rock and roll clichés that leather carries and make way for the feminine biker-chick. Complete the look and add a touch of grunge – juxtaposed by its feminine, scalloped edge - with the Kate Spade Leather Skirt.
The ‘Casual’ Get-Together
Continuing on with the monochromatic palette is the Osaka Embroidered Top (Oasis) teamed with the Black Lace Culotte (Kate Spade). In case you haven’t noticed already, floral embroidered patterns are at the top of the autumn agenda. Oasis say that the ‘opulent oriental Osaka prints are inspired by original 1920s vintage finds.’ A similar floral theme is echoed in Kate Spade’s Lace Culottes. Fusing roses and lace, embrace being unapologetically romantic this season.
All That Glitters
If it sparkles, it’s on trend. This year saw the nineties make a comeback with the revival of the choker and it’s a trend that’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Complete your look with Kate Spade’s Rose Choker or the Layered Chain Necklace (Oasis). If you weren’t already sold on the idea, did you know that chokers are known to accentuate the jawline? That’s a win-win situation if ever there was one.
Shop the look at www.katespade.com and www.oasis-stores.com. Lucy xo
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