WHAT TO WEAR TO AN EVENT WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW THE DRESS CODE
Have you ever been invited to an event, birthday or an interview and you feel unsure (cue freak out) as to what the dress code is. You have a feeling it is cocktail but then it could be casual..but if you dress casually and turn up and everyone is dressed up you feel out of place and can't enjoy yourself to the fullest..I have felt that exact way and occasionally do still have a few mini freak outs..because sometimes it is stressful being a girl and knowing what to wear.
I recently attended the launch of the new Audi A4 at The Garden located at Jupiter's Hotel on the Gold Coast with my gal pal Megan. There was no specific dress code detailed on the invitation so we were left to come up with this ourselves.. Sometime's it can be refreshing having freedom to dress how you want to but other times it can leave you a little stressed/hoping you don't turn up looking completely out of place.
Some things I like to think of when styling an outfit for an event with no clue as to how to dress..
- What type of event is it? When you know the type of event and who it is hosted by you can do some research on the brand, company or host to get an idea of what they encompass as a brand and therefore lead to an insight to the feel of the event.
- Where is the event located? Location is a big help.. when you know the location you can also research the venue.. check out past images via instagram or Facebook and see what the vibe is.
- What time of year is it? Dress to the season.. and also if you find out the event may be indoors you could style your outfit back with a blazer, jacket or long sleeves.
- Will you have to do much walking? Sometimes fashionable shoes aren't practical when you may have to do a lot of walking to and from or during an event so try your best to wear something comfortable if you know this. If it's a standing event you have a little more leeway when wearing your favorite heels.
When you figure these few things out it can be a easier to decide what will be appropriate for the occasion. For me I feel most importantly you want to feel comfortable in what you wear, so don't ever feel pressured to dress a certain way to suit an event.. if you feel you want feel good in what you are wearing that is the key to owning the outfit and feeling confident in it!
"SELF-CONFIDENCE IS THE BEST OUTFIT, OWN IT AND ROCK IT".
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