Snowsuit Fund Bash: What to Wear

With the announcement of this year’s theme for Ottawa’s hottest summer party – The Snowsuit Fund Bash – follows, very obviously from yours truly, a guide on what to wear to the event. This year’s theme of “London Calling” lays the groundwork for some serious sartorially bold moves, since London is home to the likes of Victoria Beckham, Austin Powers, Kate Middleton, Amy Winehouse and James Bond, among others. British style is polished and has character, but there is always a touch of whimsy and quirk.
Feel free to take the theme as literally or figuratively as you like. For the most cautious, cocktail attire is always a safe and stylish bet, but a statement shoe or ascot tie for the gents will turn some heads (in a good way), while ladies can easily dress on theme with the addition of a fascinator, daring headpiece, or a dose of heavy winged eyeliner a la Amy Winehouse. Below, some options that will help your outfit say “upscale London cocktail party”.

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In an odd twist of events, we’re going to start with the boys, because, let’s be honest – they need more help than women do when dressing for a “themed” party.  Starting on the left; a no fail cocktail outfit is this wool pant and sport coat combo. Play it up or down with a printed or plain white button down – the ascot will be a guaranteed conversation starter. If Austin Powers is your inspiration, then go wild with print and colour – throw on a pair of black rimmed specs for good measure. For the ever-suave, James Bond in his best train-straddling-while-making-out-with-a-gorgeous-babe-and-saving-the-world ensemble is welcome.

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Ladies, the fashion world is your oyster – London style carries a wide range of genres; veer towards punk glam with this Victoria Beckham metallic dress and block heel MiuMius, or prep for teatime in a prim and ladylike ensemble like this Roksanda dress and matching pumps. Top this look with a fascinator and the right eye makeup and you’re good to go! Finally, I couldn’t talk about London fashion without including a dress from Alexander McQueen. Because, McQueen.

If however, the above screams blah and boring to you – then go all out and throw on a Sherlock Holmes coat and hat, or Hogwarts uniform. This evening is going to be fun, fresh, and stylish. The brits never take fashion too seriously, so neither should you! Just don’t come dressed solely wearing the Union Jack …

More about the event here:

Bash 2016, ‘London Calls’ is an enticing affair taking place on June 10th, 2016 at the stunning new Horticulture Building in Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park. This 21+ posh affair boasts an evening of royally outrageous entertainment, special guests, London inspired menus and in true BASH fashion- an event experience that is unrivaled in the Nation’s Capital. The Royal Guard will be welcoming socialite guests as they enter past the famed skyline, and straight into the London Underground. With a Beatles Cover Band, a VIP High Tea Party, and London themed Tavern, — you won’t find a better excuse to support the Ottawa Snowsuit Fund.

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