With event season upon us and many different occasions to attend, many of us are looking to how we can maximize our wardrobe without always buying new pieces for everywhere we need to go. Lots of events call for semi-formal attire, which is a perfect way to filter in closet staples. Today we show you how to elevate essentials into semi-formal attire without needing to reinvent the wheel.
Semi Formal Dress Up Guide
Shown Above (clockwise from left): Misa Anais Dress in Pastel Abstract, Pascale Monvoisin Marcia Chain Necklace, Pascale Monvoisin Germaine Pendant Charm, Celine Daoust Totem Earrings in Sapphire and Diamonds, Illesteva Eldridge Sunglasses in Clear with Olive Lenses, Milina Footwear Capsule Sandal in White
An easy way to dress up just enough is to lean into florals, especially a lightweight iteration with lots of soft yet striking tones and feminine details, but elevate it by adding feminine wedge sandals with just enough height for comfort. Finish the look with special gold jewelry and on-trend clear sunglasses for a look that is suited for everything from Easter to Sunday brunch to graduation ceremonies.
Shown Above (clockwise from left): Nili Lotan Diane Blazer in Ivory, Nili Lotan Oriane Ruffle Shirt in Irregular Dots, Roule and Co Hex Three Story Necklace in Yellow Gold and Diamonds, Illesteva Sicilia Sunglasses in Black, Nili Lotan Nili Belt in Black, Golden Goose Stardan in White Ice Black Leather, Nili Lotan Dillon Pant in White
Subtle suiting is a great way to approach semi-formal attire–and it doesn’t require a true suit to do it! Freshen up in white for spring with a sharply tailored blazer and pleated cotton pants that both elevate yet offer comfort. Layer a sheer ruffled blouse underneath and balance the look with pops of black. Cinch the waist in with a belt to create a feminine shape in an otherwise androgynous look, and infuse it with classic accessories that are versatile enough to meet your semi-formal needs.
Shown Above (clockwise from left): Loulou Studio New Donau Blazer in Beige, Nili Lotan Isabella Cami in Dark Navy, Illesteva Helen Sunglasses in Navy, EF Collection Diamond Evil Eye Stud, Pavilion Diamond Round Tennis Bracelet, Golden Goose Slides in White Nappa Leather Teal Slide Leopard Horsy Star, Nili Lotan Joan Jean in Simon Wash
Denim doesn’t have to be dressed down–it can go up! We hear your requests for non-distressed denim, and we know it’s the ticket to a formal outfit while still wearing jeans. Pick a clean dark wash with no fraying or tears to pair with a shiny silk charmeuse camisole, which instantly takes it from daytime to event. Pick a color palette and pair with coordinating accessories that infuse gemstones for a thoughtful yet easy approach to semi-formal dressing.
Shown Above (clockwise from left): Misa Karan Top in Patchwork Batik, Celine Daoust Angel Heart Plate Necklace, Celine Daoust Jellyfish Earrings in Grey Diamonds, Celine Daoust Totem Ring in Moonstones and Diamonds, Illesteva Barcelona Sunglasses in Thistle and Brown, Golden Goose Mid Stars in White Leather Emerald Star