Curated by those in the know, watch our expert guide to the season’s spring eventwear must-haves.
Mastering your style starts with knowing who you are – and how you want to feel. So, to help you discover your personal style, uncover modern wardrobe essentials and decipher this season’s trends, David Jones has enlisted the expert eyes of nine stylish industry insiders.
Welcome to Style Guide.
For this instalment of Style Guide, we’re joined by Bridget Veals, head of women’s fashion, footwear and accessories at David Jones, to guide us through her favourite fashions for a season of celebrations and spring eventwear.
So whether you’re attending the wedding of the year, a glorious daytime event or an evening soirée, keep reading for the perfect look for every event this season.
A match made in heaven
From daytime celebrations to elevated evenings, matching sets are a versatile addition to your spring wardrobe that will effortlessly evolve with you as the day unfolds.
For casual afternoons, pair a printed top and maxi skirt by Saba with gold jewellery and an on-trend bucket bag. For warm evenings, classic tailoring never goes out of style. Look to Sass & Bide for a colourful update on evening event essentials – and keep the rest of your stylings to a monochromatic colour palette.
A colourful cocktail hour
For a spring eventwear occasion with a cocktail dress code, lean into classic pieces by Anthea Crawford – proudly designed and made in Melbourne. Their range of luxe jersey dresses are sure to stand the test of time.
Or, raise hemlines with fit-and-flare styles by Ted Baker. Embrace the latest glittering trends to complete the look, with jewel-like embellishments on satin heels, drop earrings and a micro shoulder bag.
The day-to-dusk dress
With golden summer days just around the corner, a fabulous dress is the ideal candidate to take you from day to dusk. In fluid shapes and vibrant colours by Veronika Maine, you’ll feel amazing no matter the time of day. For a weekend-ready ensemble, team with a minimalist sandal and black woven bag. Then, as the sun sets, slip on a kitten heel and blazer.
All dressed up
If you’re attending a wedding this spring, we recommend a dress that embraces the finer details. In classic tones like French navy with an elegant capped sleeve or ornate buttons, Bohemian Traders’ dresses are a beautiful option this wedding season.
To prioritise comfort without sacrificing style for spring eventwear, Bridget adds an espadrille wedge. The natural fibres are understated and soft – perfect for dancing the night away.
As we count down to summer, a short suit is a chic solution to warmer days and nights. Stay feeling polished and professional as temperatures rise by embracing Witchery‘s take on traditional tailoring.
During office hours, pair the look with a simple white tank – then embrace the plunging neckline trend for after hours. And whatever your week holds, a pair of leather loafers will elevate your outfit for every occasion.
The multitasking dress
For more casual occasions – think sunny afternoon picnics – a short printed dress is an understated wardrobe hero. Bridget pairs bold prints by Adrift with gold earrings, neutral sandals and a casual, textured bag for the perfect throw-on outfit.
The finishing touch
Spring event headwear doesn’t have to be just about millinery and fascinators. A statement headband is a beautiful modern update on these styles.
Shop Bridget’s event-dressing favourites instore and online now.