5 KEY PIECES FOR SUMMER EVENTS

As your diary starts filling up with all manner of summer events, look to versatile dresses, tops and accessories you can wear on more than one occasion.

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Red floral midi dress with espadrille wedge heels and a floral wrap blouse paired with blue denim jean, red court shoes and a leather bucket bag by Hobbs.
Red floral midi dress with espadrille wedge heels and a floral wrap blouse paired with blue denim jean, red court shoes and a leather bucket bag by Hobbs.

As your diary starts filling up with all manner of summer events, look to versatile dresses, tops and accessories you can wear on more than one occasion.

SHOP OCCASIONWEAR

Red floral midi dress with espadrille wedge heels and a white tote bag by Hobbs.

1. THE ELEGANT DRESS

Whether it's a midi length or fit and flare shape, always choose a figure-flattering occasion dress that makes you feel comfortable whether you'll be standing, sitting or dancing. Styles you can easily dress up or down will offer added flexibility all summer long. Think floral dresses that look equally chic with a blazer or denim jacket.

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2. THE CHIC TOP

There's just no end of styling possibilities with a sophisticated top in your repertoire. For formal events, team with tailored trousers and heels as a contemporary alternative to a dress. Come the weekend, all it needs is your favourite jeans and sandals for relaxed garden gatherings and cocktail catch-ups.

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 Floral wrap blouse with blue jeans and leather bucket bag by Hobbs.
Women’s trouser suit in white worn with a pale blue collared shirt and a navy blue suede clutch by Hobbs.

3. THE SMART BLAZER

An immaculately-cut blazer will add a final layer of polish to any occasion outfit – and your everyday looks too. To ensure maximum wearability, opt for timeless shades of white, navy or black that will match any colour or print you pair with it.

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4. THE SPACIOUS CLUTCH

When you've spent ages planning your garden party or wedding guest outfit, there's nothing more annoying than finding your essentials won't fit in your bag. So always have a roomy clutch on standby that pairs with anything, and holds everything you need for the day or night ahead.

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Navy blue suede clutch bag by Hobbs.
Espadrille wedge heel in red by Hobbs.

5. THE EFFORTLESS ESPADRILLE

Lending an effortless elegance to any look – the espadrille is the most versatile summer shoe of all. Offering comfort without compromising on style, their classic wedge heel will ensure you'll navigate lawns and fields with ease.

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