With the merry holiday season upon us, many a cordial invitation to festive dinner parties fall on our doormat. While we would normally grunge it up or either dress like a king and queen, for a semi-formal gathering we will dress somewhat in between. There is a fine line between smart casual and formal, that you can flirt with without crossing. Easily achieved by combining individual items that could all be dressed up or down, or to the nines.
No need to especially buy a festive outfit for Christmas, see what you can work with from your closet and get creative! The key to originality is to not only mix and match styles but also mixing designer items with vintage and retailers. Never shop a complete look off a mannequin, one would not want to be wearing the same as someone else at the party after all! So invest a little in couture, revive and reinvent vintage items and bend current trends. Showcased by our smart casual ensembles, consisting of a vintage double breasted blazer for him worn with black slacks and a crisp white shirt and finished with multi-colored dress shoes by Undandy. Flanked by her, wearing a lovely embroidered white jacket and frilly blouse by Saskia ter Welle Couture, paired with a flouncy leopard skirt from Zara. The hand embroidered white clutch is also exquisitely crafted by Saskia ter Welle, adding the finishing elegant touch.
Suit Jacket: Vintage – Hij // Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger // Trousers: River Island // Tie: Tommy Hilfiger // Shoes: Undandy