Your outfit organised: what to wear to an autumn dinner party
You know the saying: "It's better to be overdressed than underdressed." How about, "You can never be overdressed or overeducated"? While these well-known phrases fill us with confidence and ensure we never put a fashionable foot wrong, it can be really (really) embrassing to interpret the dress code wrong and turn up in a super-dressy outfit, while everyone else is in denim cut-offs and thongs.
Dinner parties are one of those occasions where nobody is really sure how to dress. Is it a casual backyard BBQ, with the kids running around? Or is it a fancy adults-only sit-down dinner, where you're expected to bring a bottle of your best wine?
We've put together 3 forever foolproof, smart casual looks that are bang on-trend, while also walking that fine line between way too dressed up, and not nearly dressed up enough.
The jeans and nice top combo
Pictured: Sportsgirl Embroidered Baloon Sleeve Kimono, Elvie Stud Bangle, Elvie Long Star Lariat Necklace, sass & bide Mainstream Dreams Jeans, Dotti Kimono Tie Sleeve Top, Dylan Kain Stars Crossbody, Therapy Stirred Heels from Universal Store.
Pictured clockwise from top left: Ginger and Smart Shirt from David Jones, H&M Pants, Swarovski Watch and Bracelet, Zara Shoes.
The leather skirt and blouse combo
Pictured: Witchery Printed Long Sleeve Blouse, Kookai Portsea Hoops, Make Up Forever Artist Plexi Gloss in 101 from Sephora, Elka Collective Adriana Leather Skirt from David Jones, Mocha Triple Band Ring, Wittner Elkin Boot, Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody from David Jones.
Pictured clockwise from top left: The Upside Jacket, Dress from Universal Store, Sunglasses from Specsavers, Emma & Roe Watch, Colette by Colette Hayman Earrings, Adidas Sneakers, Oroton Handbag.
The Dress and Leather Jacket Combo
Pictured: SABA Odell Spot Dress, Coach Icon Moto Jacket, 3.1 Phillip Lim Alix Crossbody from David Jones, Windsor Smith Granite Boot, colette by colette hayman Multi Stone Cocktail Ring.