Sunday, 12 July 2015

Dressed for Dinner: Smart Casual

40+ style

What should I wear to a dinner in a fancy restaurant?

Well, in this small English town smart casual should do it, anything more formal would be overkill. And as it's summer, and we're in the middle of a heatwave... Something light-weight, comfortable and with minimal fuss would be perfect.

So, my plan is to put together a very simple look with navy separates and accessorise it in a way that looks both understated and  luxurious at the same time...

gold shoes

And accessories?

Minimalism is the name of the game here: it's way too hot for statement anything... So, nothing heavy but enough bling to turn this simple, rather plain outfit into something more special.

That means gold, not silver. I don't have to pile it on: just a couple of rings, a thin bracelet and a watch is enough. Pearl ear rings and a red necklace for a splash of colour. And gold loafers should be the icing on the cake: very casual, yet super glamorous...

40+ smart casual summer

I'm wearing:
top: Jigsaw (old) / trousers: Marks and Spencer / shoes: Van Dal

So, how do I look? 

Tiina
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16 comments

  1. Great look, Tiina , perfect for a casual dinner out . I must admit I am having trouble getting my head around the thought of a heatwave in England. Hope you are able to stay cool and comfortable.

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    1. Thanks, Jill! Yeah, heat waves do coccur, but fortunately they don't last long,

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  2. Very lovely wraped top, looks beautiful! Love also your shoes, had seen similar shoes and wanted to try them on but no pair left in my size.. :-(
    In the summer I do not wear a lot of jewelry and accessoires. It´s hot, I sweat and every peace is too much.

    have a good time and enjoy the summer
    Dana :-)

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    1. Thanks, Dana! I just had to get the shoes when I saw them, love at first sight... and I'm not even into shoes!

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  3. Tiina, I love the blue hues on you and the wrap is very flattering. Enjoying your trips on IG aswell!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  4. Tina I LOVE those shoes!!! I need them in my life!

    -Adriele
    www.StyleAssisted.com

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    1. I love them, too, and not only because they're so comfortable...

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  5. Those gold loafers are awesome! I have a pair of Sperrys with a hint of gold on the side and gold laces and I wear them ALL the TIME! We have had a break from the never-ending rain and its been HOT here this week. Hope you had a good evening out! Perfect outfit!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thanks! The loafers are really comfy, too, so I'm wearing them quite a bit.

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  6. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You outfit is the right balance between casual and dressed up. Perfect!

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  7. Perfect outfit for dinner - I like the gold touches in your outfit. When it starts getting really hot, I normally stop wearing my rings because my fingers feel so swollen from the heat.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Thanks, Alice! I love gold jewellery and accessories with blue, it sort of brightens the whole look.

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