Summer Style Without the Florals & Frills: A Black Tie Affair

Jumpsuit: Lavish Alice from ASOS, Shoes: Public Desire from ASOS, Clutch: H&M, Necklaces: H&M, Earrings: Forever 21

Jumpsuit: Lavish Alice from ASOS, Shoes: Public Desire from ASOS, Clutch: H&M, Necklaces: H&M, Earrings: Forever 21

Jumpsuit: ASOS, Shoes: Public Desire from ASOS, Clutch: H&M, Earrings: Forever 21

Jumpsuit: ASOS, Shoes: Public Desire from ASOS, Clutch: H&M, Earrings: Forever 21

Photography by Kristine Morgan

Photography by Kristine Morgan

Happy Friday! As the season comes to an end and final summer celebrations commence, it’s time to finish strong and head into fall in style! Whether it be a charity gala, a dinner party or a special event, it’s not always easy to find the perfect fashion forward look for a glamorous night out. But not to worry, I’ve got some tips and tricks up my sleeve! If gowns aren’t really your thing, I would recommend trying a fancy jumpsuit! They look great on many different body types and have a unique flare that is sure to stand out in a sea of evening gowns! I have styled some wonderful looks that are definitely black tie appropriate, but are far from basic! For the first look I chose a beautifully tailored white jumpsuit from Lavish Alice! What I love so much about this particular piece is that is looks incredibly sharp, but still has a touch of femininity! Not only that, but the white ensemble features the noteworthy cape trend in a very sophisticated and formal way. For the second look I decided on a fun embellished ASOS jumpsuit, a sure choice to sparkle and shine at any event! This is a look that is similar to an evening gown, but because it’s a jumpsuit it adds a bit of an avant garde twist! I chose to let each jumpsuit shine on it’s own by wearing minimal accessories and a soft wave in my hair. Last but not least, I chose to finish off the looks with a rose gold pump! Because who can resist a touch of metallic while rocking a straight off the runway trend?!  I love this trend because one thing I’ve learned over a lifetime immersed in fashion is that metallics are neutrals, they go with everything and they mix and match! So instead of your typical neutral nude pump, step out of the box and try a metallic! After a summer filled with fashion fun on HerLifeStyled I hope you have learned, loved and felt like the most stylish chica at every occasion this season! That’s all for my summer style series, but fall is just around the corner and I can wait to dive in head to toe with all of you! Comment below with all of your thoughts, questions or post requests! Follow me on Instagram at @mpj11 and @herlifestyled, also go and give the HerLifeStyled Facebook page a like for more fashion fun! Get ready for more style advice in the near future! Let’s live a stylish life together!

Lots of Love!

Meredith