Totally Tropical Taste

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Spring is in full swing and London is on blooming {lovely} right now. We’ve had beautiful magnolia, blossom a plenty and #wisteriahysteria has now taken hold. Hell, even peonies are slowly, slowly popping up in our Insta feed. Which means 1 thing. Spring = Event season.

You may have seen some of our other recent posts here and here, mulling over occasionwear appropro attire and in this post we’ve selected a couple of options to inspire you if you need a wedding guest outfit, something for Chelsea Flower Show, a ball, a BBQ or just the beach. Monsoon is a brand we love, they nail the crochet and embellished pieces everyday.damn.time {yep, you know *the* top in particular that we love} So here’s our selection of their occasionwear offer for the season. 2 dresses and 2 other not so obvious options. Credit cards at the ready….

 

 

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Think outside the box.

And when we say box we mean the dress category when browsing online.

Although, don’t get us wrong, you can’t go amiss with a great frock {as you’ll see below} but sometimes a change is as good as a rest, so rest up those dresses perhaps?! If you are looking for another option to give your event outfits a twist, how about this tropical jumpsuit {parrot print included, me hearties} or this embellished 2 piece short suit that had our eyes on stalks when we saw it. Just gorgeous. Also this pretty crochet top, again, SO good and it comes in black too! All pieces work dressed up with our current go~to comfy but dressy heel: The Espadrille for an event outfit that’ll leave your friends thinking they wish they could swap, but equally would be right at home on a beach somewhere bare foot, with sand beneath your toes.

Unfortunately drinks are not free in this Club Tropicana, but the fun and {hopefully} sunshine are.

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Alice wears jumpsuit and shoes by Monsoon, bag by Chloé, sunglasses by Black Eyewear

Hannah wears top, shorts, shoes and jacket by Monsoon, bag by Chanel, sunglasses by Accessorize

 

 

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

So while it’s safe to say we are lovin’ the idea of wearing a short suit or jumpsuit to one of our Summer events this year, we get that perhaps a dress is a good idea too. We mean, just like coffee, a dress is pretty much ALWAYS a good idea in our book.

We picked out both this floral printed 50s style swing dress and this broderie anglais skater skirted dress {comes in black too}, not only for their gorgeous colours but because they are both cotton based. Unless you’ve got the big bridesmaid gig, a way to look dressed up but not too formal is to chose a less flashy fabric. The matt finish of cotton gives a slightly less ceremonial feel and these fitted bodice, full skirt shapes fit and flare in all the right places. A simple summer heel would tick the party box if you love a bit of height, or a funky flat sandal like these espadrilles work equally well. Again, both of these dresses would work equally well on home soil at an event but also on holiday for evening cocktails, city day breaks or simply thrown on over your bikini. We are not fans of today’s fast throwaway fashion, so shop wisely, invest, think ahead and pick pieces you can see yourself using and styling again and again.

If you only make it to England’s country gardens this Summer and all you’re missing is the sea, don’t worry, you can always Monsoon shop and……suntan.

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party           Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Belle & Bunty London for Monsoon SS17 summer occasion wear what to wear to a wedding party

Alice wears dress and shoes by Monsoon, bag by Hill & Friends

Hannah wears dress, jacket and shoes by Monsoon, bag by Hill & Friends, earrings by H&M

 

 

Photos by Victoria Metaxas

This post is in collaboration with Monsoon. All styling and words our own.

As alway see more over on Instagram & Twitter

As Monsoon are nailing it ATM here are some other pieces that caught our eye!

 

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7 responses to “Totally Tropical Taste”

  1. These looks are gorgeous! Love all these colourful prints and summer vibes!

  2. Arianna says:

    Wow I love all the pieces here! You girls look fabulous! Feeling so summery now! Love it!

  3. Thank you! Us too, SO ready for Summer right now! x

  4. The patterns and prints are amazing in this collection aren’t they, they hashtag nailed it! x

  5. Jenn Lake says:

    SO pretty! You ladies look amazing as always!

  6. Thanks Jenn! London is looking soooo pretty at the moment with all the flowers and wisteria, the perfect partner for all the cute clothes we thought! xx

  7. Rhiannon says:

    Obsessing over all of these summer vibes! Love, love, LOVE!