The requests for Fall festivities and celebratory occassions keep rolling in as today I’ve been summoned to create a style moment for a fashionista who’s looking to turn heads at an upcoming soiree.
Courtney writes, “Good Afternoon, I actually have a fall semi-formal gala to attend for my church later this month. Now, our church is not traditional and I’m looking for a trendy alternative to a long formal gown. Any ideas? Thanks!”
A sassy cocktail dress with a demure hemline is a great alternative to a customary formal gown. The trick is to add the right details that provide a touch of glamour, mixing in fur pieces, intricate baubles, and ornate evening clutches to set up the illusion of full-on formal wear.
Amp up the sparkle factor with a sequined minaudiere clutch and ruby florette studs. Offset a matte red lip with a neutral lid to complete this eccentric look.
Jazz up this peplum beauty with a shimmery bronze D’orsay pump, a black box clutch, and satin evening gloves. Add the finishing touch with a pair of luxe deco chandelier earrings, a rusty red lipstick, and a charcoal grey lid.
A festive bauble earring adds an additional dose of glamour while a stylishly classic burgundy coat shields you from an autumn night’s chill. With a soft and smoky purple lid and a deep berry lip, you’ll be set for a night of merriment.
For your makeup palette, choose a lavender lip and a smoky pink lid to compliment the color scheme of the clutch. Cap things off with a sparkly pair of smoky tear drop earrings and an ombre shearling coat.
What do you think? Did I give you a few ideas as to what to wear for your upcoming gala?