What do you have planned for the rest of the summer? If you have a special occasion to attend, then you’ll find the inspiration you need below. We know special occasions can encompass a whole host of events so we’ve kept the outfits below versatile so you can mix and match for different events.
We have collaborated and sourced all the outfits from retailer Nordstrom. It’s the most versatile shop for clothes shopping where you can find all your clothing needs.
Take a look and see what you would wear to your next special occasion, whether it’s a dinner with a loved one, a party, a wedding, a family celebration, or a birthday…
Outfits for special occasions
Let’s look at some separates as well as dresses and outerwear from Nordstrom that you could choose for your summer event.
special event tops
To ensure that your tops are both special, and versatile, look out for tops that have interesting details and that are made from beautiful materials.
That will make your outfits look fabulous for special occasions and chic and stylish when combined with more casual items like jeans or wide pants for more casual events.
Halogen Plissé Wrap Top – MANGO Oversize Satin Blouse – M.M.LaFleur Monica Silk Jersey Sweater – Mother of All Gisele Stretch Silk Wrap Blouse
Mother of All Gisele Stretch Silk Wrap Blouse – L’AGENCE Fabianna Belted Maxi Skirt – Naturalizer True Colors Vera Ankle Strap Sandal – Nina Pacey Crystal Minaudière – Deepa Gurnani Bina Beaded Tassel Drop Earrings
Jackets and coats
Depending on what your event is, you may need a jacket to stay warm, to add an extra element of smartness or to cover up your upper arms.
To add a formal vibe to any look, you could opt for a blazer.
If you don’t want to add too much warmth but you do want a cover-up, then a wrap that you can wear over your shoulders can be the answer.
Or, if you want to add an edge to your formal outfits, look out for a special moto jacket. We love the cobalt blue color of the AS by DF Fabiana jacket (below).
Halogen Open Front Blazer – Theory Linen Blend Blazer – AS by DF Fabiana Moto Jacket – Nordstrom Shimmer Wrap
MANGO Oversize Satin Blouse – AS by DF Fabiana Moto Jacket – VICI Collection Belted High Waist Wide Leg Pants – Naturalizer True Colors Vera Ankle Strap Sandal – Nina Pacey Crystal Minaudière – Open Edit Resin Geo Link Collar Necklace
jeans and pants
While a dress is always an obvious choice for a special event, pants look fabulous too.
For glamour, a wide-leg pair of pants will be perfect. You can choose a block color or a print pair.
Depending on the event, you may be able to wear jeans and pair them with a special top. If you do go for jeans, I would choose a darker-colored pair for a more formal look.
NYDJ Barbara High Waist Stretch Bootcut Jeans – VICI Collection Belted High Waist Wide Leg Pants – Open Edit Wide Leg Satin Pants – BP. Paperbag Waist Wide Leg Pants
Theory Linen Blend Blazer – Halogen Plissé Wrap Top – NYDJ Barbara High Waist Stretch Bootcut Jeans – Badgley Mischka Collection Carrie Crystal Embellished Pump – Nina Pacey Crystal Minaudière – Open Edit Resin Geo Link Collar Necklace
Dresses and skirts
A dress or skirt will always be a great choice for a special event. Look out for dresses with draping or ruching for a flattering look.
A maxi skirt will add drama, in the best way.
Or, if you prefer pants, a jumpsuit is a fabulous option as well.
Ted Baker London Jillia Asymmetric Midi Dress – M.M.LaFleur Rashmeen Long Sleeve Washable Silk Dress – MANGO Polka Dot Jumpsuit – L’AGENCE Fabianna Belted Maxi Skirt
Nordstrom Shimmer Wrap – Ted Baker London Jillia Asymmetric Midi Dress – 27 EDIT Naturalizer Felicia Slingback Pointed Toe Pump – Clare V. Foldover Clutch – Deepa Gurnani Bina Beaded Tassel Drop Earrings
When it comes to choosing shoes for your special event, you may want to opt for a pair of heels.
If you find it tricky to walk in heels, look out for a pair with block heels as those offer more support. To be more festive, opt for a pair of shoes with some embellishment, like the designer-inspired Badgley Mischka heels (below)
if you prefer not to wear heels, a pair of glamorous flats is also a good option.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Tartina Pointed Toe Sandal – Naturalizer True Colors Vera Ankle Strap Sandal – 27 EDIT Naturalizer Felicia Slingback Pointed Toe Pump – Badgley Mischka Collection Carrie Crystal Embellished Pump
M.M.LaFleur Monica Silk Jersey Sweater – BP. Paperbag Waist Wide Leg Pants – 27 EDIT Naturalizer Felicia Slingback Pointed Toe Pump – Clare V. Foldover Clutch – Deepa Gurnani Bina Beaded Tassel Drop Earrings
For any outfit, the right accessories are vital, but they’re even more important for your special occasion look. Choose clutch bags and statement jewelry to finish your outfit perfectly.
Clare V. Foldover Clutch – Nina Pacey Crystal Minaudière – Karine Sultan Layered Pendant Necklace – Open Edit Resin Geo Link Collar Necklace – Deepa Gurnani Bina Beaded Tassel Drop Earrings
Halogen Open Front Blazer – MANGO Polka Dot Jumpsuit – 27 EDIT Naturalizer Felicia Slingback Pointed Toe Pump – Clare V. Foldover Clutch – Karine Sultan Layered Pendant Necklace
Your outfits for special occasions together in one capsule
See below for all the clothes, shoes and accessories from above together in one capsule, so you can easily see how you could put together your own outfits.
You could easily switch around the jackets to create different looks, or wear any of the bottoms with any of the tops.
What do you love to wear when you have a special event to attend. I’d love to hear about your own favorite outfits in the comments below.
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