Creating Outfits For Special Occasions

Putting together a new look for that special occasion can feel overwhelming. After all, you want to look your very best and feel confident while still expressing your personal style and creativity. The good news is, there are a couple of basic fashion rules and guidelines that you can rely on, so you get a special occasion outfit with ease every time.

And PixieLane is here to help. We’re dedicated to matching the right person with the right pieces for everything from lounge looks to special occasions. Plan your next great outfit, marrying the latest trends with your favorite item in your own closet. 

How Do You Put Outfits Together?

When it comes to designing your ideal special occasion outfit, don’t worry. These simple guides and tools will help you to find a look that fits the occasion and makes you feel strong and confident every time.

Keep reading for the best outfit ideas!

Color Mix-and-Matching

One great way to really express your personal style is to mix and match your color options. You want to be careful when it comes to finding that perfect color combination. Look for the colors that compliment and highlight each other. You can turn to the color wheel for inspiration on secondary and tertiary color combinations too. You can also mix your neutrals with ease for a chic and classy look every time.

And you want to make sure you keep your accessories in mind when it comes to matching colors for your outfit. It’s better to have your accessories fall into the proper palette rather than trying to get that exact same shade for your belt and handbag.

Balancing Proportions

When it comes to creating a flattering and comfortable outfit, you’ll want to try to follow the 2/3 rule for balancing proportions

For example, this means you want either 2/3 of your coverage and fabric to be on the tops (like a sweater or shirt), and then 1/3 on the bottom or vice versa (like with a wide skirt). This will help to give you a sense of slimness and movement down the middle line. You’ll look more balanced and feel more comfortable and confident as you celebrate that special day.

Adding Accessories

One of the best ways to turn your favorite looks into something special is with eye-catching accessories. The right accessory can take a basic or simple outfit to the next level, so it’s a good idea to try out a few options and see what fits best.

You may want to accessorize with statement jewelry, handbags, belts, hairpieces, or anything else that fits and elevates the outfit to special-occasion status.

What Are Must-Have Pieces for My Closet? 

Are you ready for some style inspiration?

Here are a few outfit suggestions you’ll want to make sure you have on hand for every special occasion.

Jumpsuits and Rompers

Jumpsuits and rompers are comfortable, versatile, and chic, which makes them the perfect piece for every special occasion. You’ll be able to mix and match them with the shoes and accessories you already have in your wardrobe. Jumpsuits and rompers are also great options for going from day to night outfits with ease.

Jumpsuits and rompers are in similar categories but aren’t quite the same. They’re both a single piece, with the top and bottom connected, and they have pants rather than a skirt bottom. The difference is that a jumpsuit has long pants, and a romper will have shorts on the bottom.

That means you’ll be covered whether your special occasion is warm or cool. There’s a reason they are so widely loved

Dresses

Of course, when it comes to special occasions, you can’t go wrong with dresses. You have lots of different options to pick from, which means there’s a dress for every type of occasion and activity. Check out length, color, color type, fabric, and a whole lot more to find the perfect dress style for your next special event.

Bottoms

If you love mixing and matching pieces to create really unique outfits every time, then you’ll want to have different choices for bottoms. When it comes to bottoms, you can have skirts, leggings, pants, joggers, and a whole lot more. Dress your favorite bottoms up with a fitted, stylized look and a great top to match.

Tops

The top can really make the outfit. Find a top that’s comfortable, flattering, and perfect for the occasion—and you’ll never run out of great options to pick from. Explore sweaters, blouses, neutral tees, and more. It’s easy to plan your whole look around the right shirt, and you can dress up and down with ease.

Accessories

There’s no better way to make your outfit special-occasion-ready than with the perfect accessories. The right jewelry, shoes, and bags can take your outfit to the next level and tie all the colors and styles together cohesively.

Accessories can also be used as statement-making pieces, so you can be bold with a more neutral look or try out an exciting style from your head to your toes. Hair accessories are another piece you won’t want to miss. They can help you get that chic, polished look, even when you don’t have time to wash and dry.

Special Occasion Ready

You deserve to feel comfortable and confident at all your special occasions and events, and the perfect outfit can make all the difference. When putting together your ideal look, you want to consider your colors carefully, balance your proportions, and make sure you add the right accessories for the job.

And we are here to help! We carry a growing collection of unique and stylish pieces for the whole family. And that’s not all. We’re also sharing guides and resources for creating that perfect outfit every time—including special occasions.

Find the perfect pieces and explore our growing library of fashion ideas and looks. Begin crafting that perfect style for your next event with PixieLane today.

 

Sources:

5 Foolproof Ways to Master the Tricky Art of Color Matching | Cosmopolitan

Tim Gunn: Understanding Your Proportions | Marie Claire

How We Fell in Love With the Jumpsuit | BBC Style