So, Susie…I’m attending a charity event and the invitation says “casual cocktail attire”…any great ideas on what to wear?

Right now I think a jumpsuit is the modern girls-night-out staple and would be perfect to wear to a cocktail-casual event such as a fundraiser or an auction. While I love an LBD, when it comes to effortless evening attire, I think the jumpsuit wins every time!

Find a jumpsuit that’s super flattering, maybe one with a belt to accentuate your waist. Make sure to wear high heels with it to make your legs look extra long. That gives you a “wow” factor and makes the whole outfit modern and elegant.Then add the right accessories: a structured blazer or leather jacket to drape over your shoulders, and a standout box clutch to hold your phone and lipstick. Finally, statement earrings and a bracelet cuff will complete the look and you’ll be party ready!

The jumpsuit I’ll be wearing to this Saturday’s auction fundraiser is this black one by Vince Camuto. I will be adding a gold skinny heel to hopefully make me look extra tall- something every 5’1 girl wants! I would also love to try this Victoria Beckham in dark navy (any day) and this Veronica Beard stripe, which could go from day to evening.The jumpsuit is definitely the go-to dress alternative right now-it’s versatile and unexpected!

Susie Wright of The Susie Wright Project is the quintessential stylist. She weaves her well-honed creativity into everything she does – whether it’s styling her clients’ wardrobes, recommending beauty products and procedures, decorating her beautiful home, or buying gifts for her dear friends and loved ones. She especially has a unique sense for transforming women of our certain age so that we look fresh and polished and not overdone. Make sure you follow her on instagram to get more inspiration and ideas: @susie.wright

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