Lunch can be tough to nail down. From what time it should take place, to how light or heavy the meal should be, to (most importantly) what to wear, lunch, luncheons and the celebrations that take place mid-day can be hard to grasp. And not just because we all lead such busy lives. Lunch is that meal we so often skip, whether it is to save calories to splurge on a big dinner, or because we just don’t have the time.
In this world where lunch is so often an afterthought, how do we dress when we get invited to a lunch time event, be it a bridal/baby shower, a charitable luncheon at a museum, or a boozy birthday lunch with the girls? Where is the line when it comes to dressing for an elevated day event? How much is too much to drink before 5? Does anyone still wear a hat? These are the questions that flood our minds as we pencil in a lunch date.
Once again, we are here to clear up any confusion and calm any questions that arise from these in-between events.
First up: Luncheons.
If it’s a more sophisticated charity or professional event, a conservative, but elevated dress like the one above can be perfect. Pair it with a bootie to make it slightly more daytime. A statement necklace is great to break up a dress with a high neckline, and a large tote makes it easy to transition from office-to-event.
Another way to do professional luncheons is in a pant and blazer. By styling it with a printed silk top, and a cropped flare instead of a traditional trouser, the look becomes less stuffy and more stylish. Transition effortlessly from the work to social with an oversized tote. No need to be matchy-matchy with the pants and blazer.
From Bridal to Baby, a sundress is always appropriate when it comes to showers. If you aren’t sure about how dressy the event venue is, go for an elevated (but still very daytime) dress . Silk dresses in bright or pastel colors like the one above pair well with neutral shoes, for a chic but fun day look.
Lunch with the Girls.
A short, airy dress that shows some skin is ideal for a boozy lunch with friends. A flat sandal or gladiator makes it daytime, but is dressy enough that it can easily transition into night seamlessly if the lunch runs into happy hour. If you don’t want to show off your legs, a maxi dress or relaxed jumpsuit is also perfect for this occasion, while still allowing you to get some sun if you find yourself on a patio.
This last look is ideal for a daytime event where you need to look fashion-forward and effortlessly cool. Wearing a dramatic short/skirt combo like the one pictured, or a maxi skirt, with a silk blouse tucked in is a great look anytime you want eyes on you. We like this look for celebrations–for your own shower, or if you are the birthday girl. It’s the perfect opportunity to take chances and turn some heads.
Wear it Well,
The kk girls xx