7 ways to dress for an open-air event that'll keep you looking hawt (and feeling warm)

All dressed up and... freezing your ASS off.

When it comes to dressing for an end of winter/beginning of spring rooftop soiree or wedding in a mystical forest on a, let's call it 'crisp' August evening (*cough* completely freezing *cough), being the bride's unexpected something blue is not exactly favourable.

Read: This couple did the WORST thing you could do at someone else's wedding

Here's what to wear:

The long jacket

Go for a more androgynous look by picking a fitted, yet slightly oversized blazer, pair it with black trousers, good boots, platform brogues or heels and slay. A red statement lip with this look also goes a long way.

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The dress

A dress is so often the go-to idea for an event. Yet in winter or early spring this means succumbing to a cold the day after. So, opt for a long-sleeved dress in a warmer fabric (even consider suede or velvet) and pair this look with a trousers underneath like Lulama, see-through tights or thigh-high boots like Qaanita (see below).



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Suits

Go for a suit vibe, pairing it with a simple white long-sleeved t-shirt and some ankle boots or platforms heels. Remember you can also wear socks with heels.

Read: Socks and heels go together like pap and vleis

#poetrycelebrateswomen Dressed in the most comfortable @poetrystores suit.

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Velvet

Keep nice and cosy in an embroidered velvet top and culottes.

In it for the ankle action ?

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Sheer

Sheer sounds kind of counterintuitive in this context, right? Yet you can combine a sheer shirt with warmer elements, like a suit or a high-waisted skirt, stockings and an oversized coat.

PJs

Make a statement with satin as you slip on your pjs along with some dope heels. Remember to drape a coat around your shoulders for that supa chic, nonchalant look.

Thank you @carolinegreeff

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The shirt

There's nothing better than a fitted shirt. Try one in colour as you steer clear of the everyday white shirt and style it with nice gold jewels, a high-waisted skirt, boots and a biker jacket. 

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