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You have the invites – now for the outfit. Whether you’re attending a wedding, Royal Ascot or simply want a wardrobe refresh, these special-occasion styles are guaranteed to wow

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The sleek blazer

This white striped blazer is your perfect companion for summery events. Wear with a simple camisole, matching trousers and heels for this season’s answer to a tailored finish.

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Model wears white suit

The earrings

Equally at home with a little black dress as they are with florals or a suit, make these elegant gold drop earrings your go-to accessory for event season.

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Model wears black dress and gold earrings

The jumpsuit

When a dress won’t do, a jumpsuit is a great alternative. Wear with a suit jacket or add an off-the-shoulder top for more cover. This Best of British style arrives in June, but if you can’t wait that long, shop our edit.

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Model wears white jumpsuit

The trousers

Look polished in a pair of wide-leg trousers. Tuck in a silk blouse and accessorise with a colourful bag and high heels to give the illusion of height.

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Model wears navy trousers

The maxi dress

This pink maxi (coming soon) is a dress for all occasions, from beach weddings to a day at the races. Switch up your shoes and add a hat to create the look you want to achieve.

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The clutch

A decorative clutch bag will give special-occasion outfits a fashionable finish. Go for one in a vibrant coral hue to make sure every outfit looks sophisticated.

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Model wears black dress with coral clutch

The hat

This black straw hat knows no sartorial boundaries. You can wear it everywhere from the beach to a formal event – depending on the rest of your outfit, of course.

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Model wears black hat

The midi dress

Blurring the lines of casual sophistication, we love this caped-back midi dress for its modern, chic silhouette – the ruffled sleeves are a chic way to cover your upper arms.

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Model wears blue midi dress

The shoes

If ever there was a shoe style that seamlessly transitions you through events in all seasons, it’s the lace-up heel. Wear these everywhere, with everything.

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Model wears floral dress with black lace-up court shoes

The cover-up

Answer the ‘will-it-won’t-it rain’ question with a ‘who cares’ by keeping this lightweight trench in reserve. Quite simply the perfect UK weather companion.

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Model wears white dress with trench coat
Photographer: Aingeru Zorita / Stylist: Sorrel Kinder


Make-up artist: Zoe Taylor at Jed Root / Hair stylist: Maarit Neimela at D&V


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