My last article was about occasion wear, as we know, lots of high street stores do occasion wear very well, Phase Eight, Coast, French Connection, Hobbs and Reiss have all got it covered for a wedding or party.

But if you are looking for something that you can wear again and something you can also dress down, without a hefty price tag, this is how to do it.

GEMMA JACKET 7480876112, Monsoon £59.00, PIPPA PLAIN MAXI DRESS 7455380216, Monsoon £49.00

This Jacket will also work well with jeans, cropped tailored trousers and a pencil skirt for dressing down.monsson gemma jacketJPG pippa maxi dressThis maxi is good for minimising bigger hips and is good for creating curves on straight figures, it also comes in a shorter length too for petites

If you don’t fancy a maxi and want something more structured, try this … MILLIE SKIRT 7411150218 £59.00 and FEARNE TOP yellow 7425511408 £29.00 or CORALINE T-SHIRT 5232533210 cobalt £5.40 all Monsoon

This skirt is good for hourglass, straight and pear shapes 

millie skirtcoraline t-shirt colbalt Marks and Spencers Autograph Suede Platform High Heel Sandals, T021993A £45.00 m&s shoesAccessorize Mint light blue leather clutch  mint green clutch accessoriseJPGAnd to dress down, just add a denim jacket, this one’s from GAP Denim Jacket Gap