THREE SPECIAL OCCASION TRENDS FOR ANY SHAPE OR SIZE | THE BASEFashion
09 November 2020
Well. Hasn’t 2020 been a YEAR! So many events all year round cancelled or downsized, but we are very lucky coming into the end of 2020 that we can now head out and celebrate together! There are so many events going on around the country, so I wanted to give you a bit of a rundown on some of my top trends for what to wear to your end of year events.
From race days and weddings, to Christmas and New Years Eve parties, I’ve got everything covered in this blog, and The Base has everything covered too, so make sure you head in to nail your special occasion look! Have a watch of this video to see what I mean…
Here’s a little bit more information on my favourite special occasion trends (and how to make them work for you), plus I’ve put together a wish list of my favourite styles available from The Base below.
THE CLASSIC DRESS & HEELS COMBO
This is like the cocktail version of “jeans and a nice top”. It can be a classic go-to look for any special occasion coming up. The beauty of this look is that is covers all shapes, sizes, budgets and personal styles. Have fun with print and colour (especially if you’re heading to the races or a wedding) when it comes to picking a dress you love. Stick to shapes that work on YOUR body, and that you feel comfortable in, rather than just what is the latest trend.
When it comes to accessories, use the print or colour of the dress to steer you in the direction of what to choose. Or you can never go wrong with a classic and elegant metallic or neutral shoe/belt/bag combo.
Left to right: Pagani satin cowl split hem dress | Hannahs Bunny leather stiletto heels | Strandbags Ruby & Kit diamante box clutch bag | Lovisa diamante rectangle drop earring | Forever New Tamara ruched midi dress | Merchant Isabella Anselmi Swift Barely There sandal | Strandbags Marikai mini pleated tie handle grab bag | Lovisa gold curve hoop earring | Max Natalie v neck dress
So this is a personal fave of mine. Nothing lifts a look like a bit of sparkle. The beauty of adding sequins or glitter to your special occasion look is that you can choose the level of bling that floats your boat. Start with a sequin clutch, or headpiece if you’re working your way up into the sequin world, or if you’re brave and love a bit of bling like me, go for a full sequin dress or suit! Look for chic black sequin for an elegant nighttime look, or if it’s a fun NYE party you’re heading out to, don’t be scared to go full rainbow!
Sequins are a classic party texture, and there are definitely heaps to choose from in stores at The Base.
Left to right: Decjuba Hutton sequin bomber jacket | Strandbags Ruby & Kit diamante box clutch bag | Novo Prosecco heels | Lovisa silver diamante chain link headband | Forever New Gloria one-shoulder top | Lovisa gold mini sequin hoop earring | Merchant Isabella Anselmi Monday heel | Forever New Pheobe curve metallic plisse ruffle skirt dress
CO-ORDS & SEPARATES
Gone are the days where ‘special occasion” only means a dress and heels. If you aren’t a dress gal, that’s totally fine! There are heaps of other options that will be perfect for your special occasion and you’ll also feel more comfortable wearing. Separates could include a nice blouse and a skirt, or I do love a culotte or wide-leg pant look for a wedding or race day. You can absolutely accessorise to the nines, headpieces, heels and bags are a must.
Co-ords are also making a comeback. This could either mean a matching suit (blazer and trousers), usually in a bright colour, OR a top and pants / skirt that are the same print, so when you wear them together, they look like a jumpsuit or dress. Genius right?
Left to right: Forever New Bianca suit blazer & wide-leg belted pants | Lovisa golden cluster leaf headband | Glassons twist front top & ruched side midi skirt | Novo Zap heels | Pagani tie front kimono jumpsuit | Novo Mean heels | Glassons gold chain detail clips | Forever New Seyda petite off-shoulder jumpsuit
So now you know what your options are for all those end of year events coming up, and some of my faves from The Base you can walk away with right now.
Don’t be scared to really have fun and frock up for your special occasions this year; we deserve it!
Until Next Time,