Dressing for Special Occasions

Adri, blogger of Adri Lately, shares her tips on how to effortlessly dress for every special spring occasion.

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, this season often becomes packed-full of special events. It almost seems that all at once, the invitations for weddings, graduations and birthdays clutter our mailboxes. Though there is nothing better than celebrating with those you love most, now is the time to make sure you have the right outfit in your closet so that, when the time comes, picking it is just as effortless. Because, really, the focus should be on making memories – not stressing about your clothes.

Even though you might have several events on your calendar, simplicity is always key. In my book, you can never go wrong with a good dress. They’re a one-and-done, and are wearable for years to come.

Keep It Basic: Pick a classic dress and it’ll never let you down. Not only will you be able to wear it more than once, you won’t regret looking back at pictures in the next 10 or 20 years later. Neutrals, even with prints, are my go-to, like this Twist Detail Knit Dress! The print is neutral, but unique.

Adri of Adri Lately in the Garnet Hill Twist-Detail Knit Dress

Comfort Level: Choose the length and cuts that feel best. There’s nothing worse than having to sit through a wedding in a dress that you have to tug down the whole time. If this is happening, chances are you will never wear it again and all your attention will be on the dress rather than the celebration.

Adri of Adri Lately in the Garnet Hill Twist-Detail Knit Dress

Dress Up or Down: A dress that can be styled up or down opens up so many more options on where you can wear it. It’s also a good indicator that you can wear it to more than one of your events this year.

Adri of Adri Lately in the Garnet Hill Twist-Detail Knit Dress

Whatever special events you have coming up, I hope these tips help you find the perfect dress!

Get Inspired with this Alpine-Chic Décor

Are we the only ones who associate the snowy season with hunkering down next to a crackling fireplace in a cozy mountain lodge? Whether it’s the prospect of daily skiing on the slopes or warming up with a mug of hot chocolate, there’s just something about that rustic winter setting that warms our hearts.

This time of year, we find ourselves inspired by Alpine-style rustic décor. Here are a few shots from a prior photo shoot that might inspire some new décor ideas for your home or your chalet in the mountains.

Alpine Decor

An ode to a traditional country cabin, we love the playful elements and bright pops of color that contrast against the dark wood grain. Don’t be afraid to play with vibrant pinks, purples, and oranges.

Alpine Decor

How much do you want to snuggle under the covers of this cozy bed and watch as it snows? The mix of nostalgic ski prints and classic flannels are the perfect match.

Alpine Decor

And finally, rustic chic meets a touch of big-city glam in this more polished arrangement. A simple, calm color palette allows the rustic architecture to shine through. Plus, we love the idea of adding that personal touch with beautiful monogrammed pillowcases. Who says an alpine getaway can’t be elegant?

Whether you’re looking to deck out your winter vacation home or create that rustic lodge ambiance year-round, these three looks may be just what you need to get that first spark of inspiration! Which style would you choose?