What To Wear: Semi-Formal Style

It’s that time of year again on The University of Georgia’s campus—semi-formal season! My roommate, Emily, is rocking a fabulous ensemble for a fraternity’s semi-formal. As a college student, Emily spends most of her time in t-shirts heading to class. Hence, dressing up for special occasions can be a time to show off a more sophisticated personal style.


When dressing for a semi-formal, the first step is to choose a fun, cocktail dress. This Fashionista picked a deep red frock with metallic beading and embellishments. With two thin straps and a boxy structure, the dress complimented Emily’s petite frame. Although this fun dress is the focus on the her look, the details complete the ensemble.

In order to both compliment the dress’s metallic beading and contrast it, Emily selected gold jewelry and black accents. By pairing gold hoops, gold rings and a gold choker, she added dainty details to her look. The Jenny Bird Collins Ave. Choker (which can be purchased online at Bijou Eliene) is certainly a conversation piece. The choker, which wraps around majority of her neck, includes groupings of tiny chains that hang in unison off a structured frame.


Jenny Bird Collins Ave. Choker

In addition to her dainty gold jewelry, Emily added a few black elements to her outfit. Black nail polish, black heels and a black druzy stone bracelet add a unique contrast. Her chunky heels crafted out of black suede and complete with an ankle strap add a chic element to her outfit. In addition, the Fashionista is rocking a black on black Suede and Stones wrap as a bracelet (which can be purchase on Etsy).

Clearly, picking a fun semi-formal dress is important, but it is also only the canvas for the look. The dainty and unique details of this look complete the ensemble, without being too distracting. As Coco Chanel once said, “before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” Emily certainly followed this advice and added the perfect amount of embellishments. Before dressing for a semi-formal, be sure to both find a stylish dress and focus on the details!

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