Afternoon tea is a time to relax, take a deep breath, and have a snack before dinner. What is the first thing that comes to mind when one mentions afternoon tea? You would probably think about spending time with girlfriends, spilling the latest gossip, and some nice pastries to accompany the tea. No matter the location for tea, this occasion requires a little more flair. Since afternoon tea time would always serve fancy, well thought of food in fancy places, you must remember that smart casual is the way to go. Aryeh offers all kinds of smart, casual outfits that you can put together for a perfect tea time in the afternoon.
Feminine and Chic Dress
You can never go wrong with a chic dress for an afternoon tea, regardless of whether you’ll have it in a fancy café, a hotel, or at your friend’s house. A mini dress is a go to style for both summer and spring. Make sure you pick something that would flatter your skin tone and your body type. Do not forget that you must also pick shoes that is acceptable for the venue and of course, will go well with your dress. For the mini dress, you can wear a nice pair of peep toe sandals or espadrille flats. If you wish for a little more height, you can pick a pair of nude sandals with a two inch heel.
Another smart casual option would be a corporate glam outfit. Corporate getup gives you a corporate vibe, but does not necessarily mean an office type look. Corporate glam gives you a more sophisticated look, but in a stylish and young way. A good combination will be wearing high waist pants, top and a casual blazer. You can also wear your little black dress and add a bright button down top underneath, so you can look corporate preppy. To complete the whole corporate look, add a bold handbag to put some pep into it!
Skirt + Top Ensemble
Another good outfit combination would be skirt paired with a chic top. When it comes to skirts, you can pick a pencil cut paired with a sleeveless ruffled blouse in a solid color. A short printed skirt paired with a plain white top is also a good option, especially for short girls to give an illusion of long legs. If you are tall, a tiered skirt will definitely suit you well. No matter what the length of skirt you pick, make sure you pick a nice top to complement the skirt well. Mixing and matching to create a perfect blouse-skirt duo is what will ultimately make your outfit. To go well with the smart casual theme, you can opt for nice strappy sandals – a perfect end to the ensemble!