Casual, cocktail, semi-formal, black tie.

When it comes to dress codes, it can be tricky to navigate exactly what to wear, and how to build a wardrobe that can be mixed and matched easily to suit any occasion.

My top tip is always start with a solid wardrobe as the foundation. Fill it with great staple pieces like this classic white day dress, a great pair of jeans, a little black dress, blazer and shirting. From here, I always recommend building a separate accessories collection, which allows you to dress up these pieces with ease to suit any dress code.

Accessories are the quickest and most effective strategy in transforming a look instantly.
Start with your dress as a base, consider the dress code, and then use your accessories to refine the look.

For me, the white dress is the perfect piece to dress down, worn casually like you can see here, or simply with a quick change of earrings, heels and purse, and you have an outfit that has you ready for a cocktail or evening event.