Guide To Dressing Up For An Afternoon Tea

1. Bow Accent Straw Hat 2. Corsage Accent Straw Satchel 3. Mock Two-Piece Dress 4. Round Toe Jeweled Flats // 5. Straw Bowler Hat 6. Green Lace-Collar Dress 7. Cherry Accent Rattan Handbag 8. Beribboned Elastic Ballet Flats // 9. Corsage-Accent Lace-Trim Straw Hat 10. Pink Ruffle-Trim Short-Sleeve Shift Dress 11. Faux-Leather Trim Straw Shoulder Bag 12. Pink Pumps

The beauty of living in Southeast Asia is that we experience summer almost all year round, which makes any day perfect for an afternoon tea with the girls. Think Blair Waldorf meets high tea. Give your feet a break and put aside the stilettos (for a while, anyway), swapping them for a pair of flats or, if you really can’t live without pumps, perhaps a comfortable pair of 2-inch heels.

Match a pretty pastel-colored vintage dress with a pearl necklace and/or floral gloves. Go with your instincts on this one, you don’t want to over accessorize or you might end up looking like you just raided your mom’s closet. Top off your look (literally) with an embellished hat. Whether it’s a straw bowler hat with a ribbon or lace-trim, or a toned-down headband with netting and feathers, a head accessory is an absolute must.

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