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One Dress, Three Ways: Party Season Made Easy

It’s the season of parties and soirees and the celebrations are filling up our calendars. Although we relish in all the festivities, figuring out what to wear can be a struggle and extremely time-consuming. We’re adopting a more minimalist approach this season by investing in a few versatile key pieces. We’ve got the perfect little black party dress from Valleygirl that we’re going to show you how to style for a variety of events. We’ll lay out everything from the accessories to the makeup. No need to worry about a repeat outfit faux pars, your friends and fam will have no idea with these completely distinctive outfits!


Birthday Lunch


Whether it’s your special day or that of someone close to you, a birthday is an occasion worth dressing up for. We’ve found the perfect summer soiree accessories to complement this little black dress for a daytime celebration. Whether it’s with the fam, your best girlfriends or perhaps a romantic one-on-one with your partner, this ensemble is a sure winner for any birthday bash. We’re loving the buttery yellow hues hitting the shelves for summer, including this gorgeous heel and bag from Novo Shoes. A block heel is ideal for daytime affairs, comfy and easy to wear for the whole afternoon, and the early 2000’s strappy style is a cult favourite this season! These guys pair perfectly with pops of gold when it comes to your jewellery, such as these bangles from Rockmans and chain link necklace from Prouds. When it comes to your makeup for this look, our go-to pick is the Nude by Nature sheer glow colour balm available at Priceline Pharmacy. This tinted balm is perfect for adding a touch of colour to lips while nourishing and hydrating. Finish the look with a whimsical hair scarf for that easy-breezy summer vibe.

Poolside Party


There’s nothing we love more than a poolside party during our Queensland summer. A cool dip with a refreshing drink is the perfect pastime this season. Even though you may just want an outfit to throw over your swimmers, doesn’t mean it can’t be fabulous. Our Valleygirl little black dress, paired with these carefully curated accessories is perfect to get you to-and-from the pool in effortless style. If your swimwear is due for an upgrade, a trip to BEST&LESS is a must. This geometric printed one-piece with its high neckline and zip-front features is perfect for providing a little extra coverage, plus the bold print is a stand out! When it comes to accessorising this season, incorporating natural fibres is a huge yes. Which is why we’re loving this straw hat from Big W. A flattering size for most face shapes, the fedora style is a classic and the black raw edge adds an interesting feature. It pairs perfectly with these wedges from Novo Shoes. Your beauty routine is vital for a poolside bash. Make sure you get that summer glow the healthy way by using doing your tanning in the bathroom, not by the pool. The Bondi Sands range from Priceline Pharmacy is our top pick when it comes to getting our bodies beautiful and bronzed for summer, and don’t forget to grab some sun protection while you’re at it!  


Monochrome Magic


It’s the classic trend that never fades from season-to-season. Elegant and sophisticated, this look could work as your office attire as much as for those after-work drinks! If you’ve got a cocktail party looming, this is a sure-fire outfit that will be quick to put together and have you strolling in with confidence. Monochrome is possibly one the easiest trends to master but be sure have fun with prints! Python print has been a hit this year, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. These snake print mules from Novo Shoes work in perfectly with a blank canvas, while adding an eye-catching point of interest to your outfit. When it comes to your jewellery, silver pieces work perfectly with a monochrome outfit. Celestial jewellery is another huge trend this year with multiple brands showcasing moon and star motifs. These cosmic pieces from Prouds capture this trend beautifully. You can even keep the monochrome theme going into your makeup look with a sultry smoky eye using this palette from Cosmetics Plus. We recommend paring it back with a subtle nude lip to finish your look.