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One shoulder top with white jeans

What to Wear to dinner at a friend’s house

The other night Mr. G.Q. and I were invite to dinner at the home of some good friends. It was a lovely evening, so I wanted to wear something summery and colorful. What to wear to dinner? This is the outfit I came up with.

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one shoulder top, white jeans, nude sandals, and a straw purse.

I thought it would be fun to wear a one-shoulder top and this one is from White House Black Market. It’s fully lined and has a zipper along one side that makes for an easy fit of this style. I love the colors of turquoise blue, coral and white with the white jeans. This top would also pair well with blue denim jeans for a different look. A fun detail on the top is that not only is it asymmetrical by having only one shoulder, but the hemline actually is shorter on one side and longer on the other.

Style Tip: I think when you’re out to dinner with friends, it’s important to wear interesting items such as earrings, statement necklaces, and/or tops.

I wore nude kitten heeled Stuart Weitzman sandals as I love nude sandals with white pants as I like how it doesn’t cut off my leg line. I added a classic and inexpensive straw bag with tortoise shell handles as well as a cross-body strap. I have worn this bag MANY times this summer. It’s a great value as you can see from the links below.

close-up of coordinating statement earrings, the one-shouldered top, my watch and diamond bracelet
As you can see from this close-up, there is also a darling bow on the one shoulder. And I actually bought these great statement earrings at the same time as the top. They are remarkably light-weight with fringe at the bottom, turquoise and coral beads and a bit of bling in center. These earrings would look great with jeans and a white shirt or black turtleneck, so watch for those looks in a future post… My Ebel watch is a classic that I wear most days. It’s from Mr. G.Q. and I love it. I paired it with a thin diamond bangle. Please note in the links below, I linked a pretty cubic zirconium bangle that would look sharp as well.


In trying to determine what to wear to dinner with friends, I typically wear a pretty top with white jeans in the warm months. For extra fun, I enjoy adding statement earrings or a necklace. Of course you could add a wrap or jean jacket if the evenings get cooler. (I brought a fuchsia cashmere poncho, but forgot to photograph it!) The top and earrings I wore are running low in stock, so I linked several other choices below.

Please let me know in the comments below (or DM me on Instagram @drjuliemarshall) what do you like to wear to dinner with friends in the summer?

Here are a few more outfits you might like (My Versatile Gretchen Scott Dress Worn Out to Dinner with Friends at Lavender Bistro, Black with Black Floral for Fall, and Black and White Gretchen Scott Paisley Print Dress.)


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