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STYLE ADVICE: I am looking for a casual but stylish outfit to wear to a birthday party – white jeans ok?

Posted on: September 3, 2012

QUESTION: What do I wear to a neighbours 70th Birthday Party? Don’t want to over do things as think it might be quite a casual affair and obviously there will be lots of children/grandchildren. Would “just” like to be casually elegant. Have new white trousers: suitable? If so, could you suggest a gorgeous top! Alternatively I could splash out on a dress? Please do advise. The event is just after Halloween, but not a fancy dress! Thank you.

ANSWER: Thank you for contacting us with your fashion dilemma, I am assuming that as you have mentioned that there will be lots of children, that the party is a lunch or daytime event. I have also included a dress in case it is an evening party. I think the white trousers sound great, winter white always looks elegant. Pair them with a soft blouse and a longer line cardigan for easy daytime chic without looking too dressed up.
1. Jaeger blouse £160: This soft pink blouse is one of your investment colours and would look great with your white trousers, as well as shades of grey.

2. Jaeger cardigan £260: This Jaeger cardigan would look fantastic over the top, the belted waist gives shape to your silhouette and left open you can tie the belt at the back which will also give some shape. Its a great buy as its easy to wear but adds that extra interest to a simple outfit.

3. Carvela wedges £85: As the cardigan is longer line it would be good to wear this outfit with a heel, a wedge always looks chic but relaxed, these shoes from Carvela have a mid height heel giving you that extra height but no discomfort. The pale colour will add length to your legs, making you look taller and slimmer.

4. Whistles dress £165: If you decide to go for a dress this one from Whistles fits the bill, the v-neck will flatter your bust and its not too low either. The length should be knee length on you as its just above the knee on the model in the picture and she will be around 5’8″ at least! Whistles is a great brand as it caters for such a wide age range.

5. Hobbs dress £79: An alternative is this jersey wrap dress from Hobbs, its a little more daytime than the Whistles dress. I hope that this has given you some fashion inspiration. Enjoy the party! Nicki x

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