Monthly Style Feature: The Occasion Edit

It’s that time of year again, when the invites start rolling in and the same question arises, “what am I going to wear?” Whether it's a friend’s wedding, a day at the races or the annual work summer ball; these are all perfect excuses to buy a new frock. And with the weather finally spring-like, our brilliant fashion editor Jo Sawkins from She Who Shops, has rounded up the best dresses, shoes and bags for a complete head to toe look! All that's left for you to do is click "buy", book your blow dry and RSVP with a 'yes'!

The Dress

Choosing something a bit special for your summer event has never been more simple. There are some beautiful styles in the shops at the moment, so here's our pick from gorgeous lace, flowing maxis and pretty details for that perfect summer dress. 

 Gingham, £149, Coast

Gingham, £149, Coast

 Lace bardot, £159, Coast

Lace bardot, £159, Coast

 Frill sleeve, £250, Rebecca Vallance at Net a Porter

Frill sleeve, £250, Rebecca Vallance at Net a Porter

 Pink lace, £80, River Island 

Pink lace, £80, River Island 

 Tapestry knot front, £58, Asos

Tapestry knot front, £58, Asos

 Green dress, £85, Closet

Green dress, £85, Closet

 Pink Ruffle Maxi, £85, True Decadence

Pink Ruffle Maxi, £85, True Decadence

 Navy Maxi, £49.99, H&M

Navy Maxi, £49.99, H&M

 Floral Maxi, £375, Whistles

Floral Maxi, £375, Whistles

 Pink lace, £95, &Other Stories

Pink lace, £95, &Other Stories

 Red dress, £79, &Other Stories 

Red dress, £79, &Other Stories 

 Maxi, £89.99, Mango

Maxi, £89.99, Mango

The shoes

Electric brights, gingham and ruffles, shoes have never been so fun! Colour clash with your dress or let your feet do the talking in super-high platforms, barely-there strappies or chunky block heels. We've got you covered! 

 Pink ruffle, £35, River Island 

Pink ruffle, £35, River Island 

 Gold, £39, Topshop

Gold, £39, Topshop

 Spotty, £120, Boden

Spotty, £120, Boden

 Red/Blue £29.99, Zara

Red/Blue £29.99, Zara

 Two tone, £14.99, Zara

Two tone, £14.99, Zara

 Green, £69.99, H&M

Green, £69.99, H&M

 Black/White, £19.50, M&S

Black/White, £19.50, M&S

 Gingham, £39.99, New Look

Gingham, £39.99, New Look

Bags 

Arm candy central! Whether you opt for a simple clutch that goes with everything or something a bit more stand-out, these bags will keep your must-have essentials safe and add punch to your overall look.

 Leopard, £25, Accessorize

Leopard, £25, Accessorize

 Black, £22, River Island

Black, £22, River Island

 Stripe, £25, Asos

Stripe, £25, Asos

 Knot, £275, No.21 at Net a Porter

Knot, £275, No.21 at Net a Porter

 Blue, £50, Miss KG

Blue, £50, Miss KG

 Stripe £110, Karen Millen

Stripe £110, Karen Millen

 Black/White, £22, La Redoute

Black/White, £22, La Redoute

 Silver, £312.75, Anya Hindmarch at The Outnet 

Silver, £312.75, Anya Hindmarch at The Outnet 

 
 
 Jo Sawkins - Fashion contributor.   

Jo Sawkins - Fashion contributor.

 

Our Fashion Contributor, Jo, provides The Mother Hub with monthly style edits to take 'the search' out of shopping and keep you (and the kids) looking fabulous with the seasons' must-have fashion finds!

If you'd like to find out more about the lady behind the edits, check our Mother Hub Meets interview with Jo.

When she's not at The Mother Hub, you can find Jo blogging over at She Who Shops.