Dress to impress!

While the Little Black Dress is a wardrobe staple for many of us, when it comes to a Summer occasion it is not always the right choice, and with so many pretty prints and flattering pastels around this season, there is every reason to dress to impress!

We have all been there, that long-awaited Summer event is just around the corner and finding something to wear is fast becoming a nightmare! Whether it is a wedding, a Summer ball or prom, finding the perfect outfit for Summer occasions can be tough!

When it comes to a Summer wedding for example, it pays to plan, if you are attending the whole wedding you will need an outfit that will take you Gold-Sandalfrom day to night, so think layers! As we know, the British climate can be changeable so take a jacket, cardigan or even a pashmina to drape over your shoulders in case it turns chilly. While many avoid wearing white to a wedding for fear of up-staging the bride, choosing smart white trousers teamed with a pretty pastel top and Lilley gold woven toe post sandals (£12.99) is a great look to take you from daytime to evening. If you are just attending the evening reception and are opting for a dress, lace is a strong look this season and teamed with Lilley patent nude court shoes (£12.99), it creates an elegant and sophisticated look.

When putting your look together don’t forget details such as jewellery, make-up and hair, as these can often bring a look together. Try to keep your make-up light and if you have long hair, putting it up not only looks elegant but can also help keep you cool!Prom Dress

Another big occasion in the Summer calendar is the school leavers ball or prom, marking the end of school (and exams, yay!), teenagers go all out to impress and parents can soon find themselves shelling out £££’s on dresses, suits, shoes and even hiring limos!

Thankfully, there are ways to make your budget stretch even further, including opting for footwear from the Shoe Zone party range!  We love Lilley black, suede effect court shoes (£16.99), with the stud detailing on the heel, even the most fashion-forward teen will be happy to step out in them!

A cocktail dress is perfect for Summer ball or prom, with plenty of choice available, teens can adopt a touch of grown-up sophistication, while still looking young and fun.  For the ultimate accessory to that little cocktail dress, try our nude diamante twist toe post sandals, the low wedge heel and diamante detailing; make them perfect for adding a touch of Summer sparkle!

This season, pastels shades and print designs are big news; make the trend work for you by pairing it with our white studded wedges (£16.99). The open toe and heel design is perfect for summer and the subtle wedge gives height while still being comfortable – perfect for dancing the night away!

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