Summer occasionwear inspo

Our edit of the most stylish and fashion-forward formalwear for men and women will help you dazzle, whatever the occasion

A match made in heaven


Co-ords are huge this summer – simply add a pair of statement shoes and chic accessories for a winning look.


Green lace crop top, £19.99; Green lace midi skirt, £24.99, both New Look
Ravel mid-heel sandals, £60, Next
Crochet cross body bag, £16.99, TK Maxx
Cut out shell collar necklace, £17.50, M&S

Into the blue


The trend for navy suits is still going strong. Add interest by teaming with a patterned shirt and some smart-casual slip-ons.


Blue floral printed shirt, £28, Next
Tassel loafers, £48, Next
Navy slim fit suit jacket and trousers, £99 for both, M&S
Smoke tinted square sunglasses, £4.99, New Look

The look of luxe


Dress up a simple, elegant summer dress with a bit of sparkle and totally glam sunglasses to create a perfect day-to-night look.


Charcoal cupro dress, £40, Next
Silver glitter block heel sandals, £29.99, New Look
Curve clutch bag, £16, Next
Dior grey cat eye sunglasses, £99.99, TK Maxx

The dark side


When it comes to formalwear, black on black never fails – add in some classic brogues and a striking watch for some seriously suave styling.


Tuxedo suit jacket, £64, Next
Black slim fit chinos, £19, New Look
Leather lace-up derby shoes, £109, M&S
Movado Museum Classic black strap watch, £395, Ernest Jones