Event Season Outfit Inspiration

celebrity occasion wear inspo

It’s event season and midsummer weddings, race days and garden parties all involve dressing up. Get some serious occasion wear inspo from these well dressed celebs…

Polka Dots

An easy way to do print without feeling OTT, polka dots will never date. Navy and white dots lend themselves perfectly to pops of red so wear with a slick of red lipstick and a bag in the same shade for classic glamour.

Penelope Cruz polka dot dress

Penelope Cruz (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)

Priyanka Chopra polka dot dress

Priyanka Chopra (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Holly Willoughby polka dot dress

Holly Willoughby (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)


This may be a trend you’re more reluctant to try but trust us – there’s a yellow shade out there for you! For light skin tones, mustard and darker shades work well. For darker skin tones, bright and neon yellows will pop beautifully.

Gwendoline Christie yellow dress

Gwendoline Christie (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Gemma Chan yellow dress

Gemma Chan (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for National Board of Review)

Amal Clooney Royal Wedding

Amal Clooney (IAN WEST/AFP/Getty Images)


Summer is the perfect time to experiment with bold prints. A favourite over the winter months of 2018, leopard print shows no signs of disappearing and Laura Whitmore shows us how to style it for the warmer weather. If animal print doesn’t appeal to you, florals will always work well for wedding attire.

Laura Whitmore leopard print dress

Laura Whitmore (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Audi UK)

Heidi Klum leopard suit

Heidi Klum (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spotify)

Naomie Harris green dress

Naomie Harris Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Audi UK)


Not a look we would recommend for weddings, but if you’re headed to Perth Racecourse Ladies Day on May 16th, top to toe white is seriously chic. If that feels a little too stark for you, add colour pop accessories in your favourite shade.

Kate Middleton white dress

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Photo by Zak Hussein – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Angela Bassett white suit

Angela Bassett (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Power Suits

A more formal occasion doesn’t mean you have to wear a dress. Trouser suits in every colour have made their way to the high street for summer 2019. Bold earrings, a simple cami top and pair of strappy sandals make the suit more evening reception and less boardroom or for a laid back barbecue, we love to team them with white trainers.

Emma Willis pink suit

Emma Willis (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Kate Bosworth suit

Kate Bosworth (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)

Vanessa Kirby suit

Vanessa Kirby (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Colour Blocking

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with colour. If you normally opt for more neutral shades, adding splashes of colour to your usual palette will give you a more seasonal look. Add a bright heel alongside a neutral dress like Victoria Beckham or if you’re brave, clash your colours like Helen Mirren.

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

Victoria Beckham Royal Wedding

Victoria Beckham (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Dame Helen Mirren pink and orange

Dame Helen Mirren (Photo by Ryan Emberley/Getty Images for L’Oreal Paris)

The Little Red Dress

A little red dress is a wardrobe staple and not just one for the festive season.

Solange Knowles red dress

Solange Knowles (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Louis XIII)

Karen Gillan red dress

Karen Gillan (LISA O’CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images)

Allison Janney red jumpsuit

Allison Janney (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)


Take inspiration from Lupita by trying a sweet pale shade or copy Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s bold bubblegum pink. This dreamy colour is set to be everywhere this season.

Lupita Nyong'o pink dress

Lupita Nyong’o (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley pink suit

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

Kate Mara pink dress

Kate Mara (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)

Eve Conroy

I'm No.1's inhouse photographer and work on everything from snapping and styling fashion shoots to photographing Scotland's most beautiful homes. I also look after our events section and the No.1 social media channels. Get in touch: eve@no1magazine.co.uk