My go-to outfit formulas for smart occasions and eventsBack in November, I shared 2 super simple casual outfit formulas. I was on of my autumn wardrobe goals to create basic outfit formulas. The idea was to create fall uniform which would make getting dressed on cold dark mornings easier. Getting dressed in the morning is now much easier due to the outfit formulas. Therefore, I’ve been thinking about smarter outfit formulas for the party season. I want a couple of simple formulas to help avoid those I have nothing to wear moments and make those last minute invites less stressful.

I’ve noticed like with my casual outfits I have a similar pattern when dressing for smarter events. I have 3 go-to outfit formulas which are appropriate for any occasion. They also need minimal styling to completely change the look or dress it up.

Outfit Formula One – Leather Skirt + Shirt/Blouse

I love wearing a leather (or leather look) skirt in the evening. They are slightly more dressy than other skirts but still feel casual and comfortable to wear. I often team mine with a button down shirt or simple blouse. With this outfit formula, the skirt is the centre of attention so it’s a good idea to keep everything else simple. Another great thing about this formula is you can wear it to work during the day as well as out in the evening. Just add heels and your good to go.

Super simple outfit formula for smarter occasions. Wear your leather skirt + a shirt or blouse for an easy to recreate outfit which works for most occasions

Outfit Formula Two – Jeans + Shirt

I think this may be the outfit formula you’re most likely to find me in. What can I say I’m a jeans girl at heart? This formula is perfect for drinks in the pub or a casual meal with friends. You look smart but not too done up. Stick with darker denim and you’ll be able to wear this on most occasions. As you can see I prefer a looser fitting shirt to balance out the tight fitting skinny jeans. Team with a pair of cute ankle boots or heels to smarten the look.

Jeans can be worn for every occasion and are super easy to dress up. Just add a blouse for a simple but smart outfit formula

Outfit Formula Three – The Plain Dress

For smarter and more formal occasions I stick with a simple plain dress. With a basic little black dress, I can style it for a formal wedding or dress it down for a casual look. I prefer my dresses to be plain as they are often easier to style in different ways. My go-to look is to keep things simple and add heels and a festive red lip.

Keep a simple little black dress in your wardrobe so you have something to wear no matter the occasion. Dress it up for formal events or dress down to wear casual


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Having some go-to smart outfit formulas means you will always have something to wear. Avoid those I have nothing to wear moments and make last minute invites less stressful with a couple of simple outfit formulas


1 comment on “Smart Outfit Formulas”

  1. Ooo I actually love the idea of outfit formulas, I may have to come up with some of my own – deffo sounds like it helps with picking out outfits. You look fab in all of these!

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