All dressed up and... freezing your ASS off.

When it comes to dressing for an end of winter/beginning of spring rooftop soiree or wedding in a mystical forest on a, let's call it 'crisp' August evening (*cough* completely freezing *cough), being the bride's unexpected something blue is not exactly favourable.

Read: This couple did the WORST thing you could do at someone else's wedding

Here's what to wear:

The long jacket

Go for a more androgynous look by picking a fitted, yet slightly oversized blazer, pair it with black trousers, good boots, platform brogues or heels and slay. A red statement lip with this look also goes a long way.


A post shared by Keneilwe Nei (@keneilwe_mothoa) on


A post shared by s h e l l e y (@shelleymokoena) on

The dress

A dress is so often the go-to idea for an event. Yet in winter or early spring this means succumbing to a cold the day after. So, opt for a long-sleeved dress in a warmer fabric (even consider suede or velvet) and pair this look with a trousers underneath like Lulama, see-through tights or thigh-high boots like Qaanita (see below).

Court-side with @rizqua_barnes in @nala_capetown's new collection????Side note: I played tennis all my life ????

A post shared by Q A A N I T A • O R R I E (@qaanitaorrie) on


Go for a suit vibe, pairing it with a simple white long-sleeved t-shirt and some ankle boots or platforms heels. Remember you can also wear socks with heels.

Read: Socks and heels go together like pap and vleis

#poetrycelebrateswomen Dressed in the most comfortable @poetrystores suit.

A post shared by Cassandra Twala (@cassmiat) on

??happy Easter #velvetsocks #mustardyellow #velvetlove #socks

A post shared by Simone Wild (@wildknottings) on


Keep nice and cosy in an embroidered velvet top and culottes.

In it for the ankle action ?

A post shared by Amy Scheepers (@amy_scheepers) on


Sheer sounds kind of counterintuitive in this context, right? Yet you can combine a sheer shirt with warmer elements, like a suit or a high-waisted skirt, stockings and an oversized coat.


Make a statement with satin as you slip on your pjs along with some dope heels. Remember to drape a coat around your shoulders for that supa chic, nonchalant look.

Thank you @carolinegreeff

A post shared by A S A N D A (@asandasizani) on

The shirt

There's nothing better than a fitted shirt. Try one in colour as you steer clear of the everyday white shirt and style it with nice gold jewels, a high-waisted skirt, boots and a biker jacket. 

Images: Getty