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WHAT TO WEAR: Celebration

Summer often holds celebrations of many kinds and it’s easy to have a schedule full of events from concerts to weddings to birthdays and BBQs. Aside from finding time for all of these activities, half the battle is finding outfits that suit your needs for whatever your day has in store for you. It is important to maintain your own personal style in the outfits you choose while dressing in appropriate attire based on the celebration you’re attending. Remember that it’s always safer to dress up than dress down—something this Fashionista knows how to execute perfectly. When we crossed paths she happened to be dressed in a chic ensemble that could easily be worn to several different parties.

Starting with a simple, yet statement-making, striped dress, she created a nice platform to coordinate accessories with, based on her plans. With a starting point, you have the ability to mix and match accordingly, such as pairing sandals with your outfit for a BBQ or wearing a pair of bold colored pumps for a night out on the town. This Fashionista’s classic gold watch and nude and white wedges combo has her prepared for a bridal shower or a lunch date with a friend. The casual feel that the wedges provide help tone down the formality of her dress, and the minimal accessories and addition of the watch take it back up one more notch. Her outfit is undeniably versatile and can provide a chic ensemble for a plethora of events.

One Simple Change: With the chilly fall winds just around the corner, it’s easy to take this outfit from summer celebration wear to autumn chic. Throwing on a cozy knit sweater, some fleece-lined tights and a pair of classy riding boots or sweet leather booties will transform this ensemble into one that’s perfect for your fall time closet.