Over the past year, many of us have scaled back our wardrobes and become a little too comfortable wearing leggings every day. Now that we’re ready to have fun with fashion again and welcome the return of big events and special occasions, how do we break free from the same old work-from-home uniform?

Here, ELLE UK fashion writer Daisy Murray shares how she’s upping her sartorial game by honing her personal style and getting playful with jewellery. See how she’s using the new Wearing Occasions pieces from the Pandora Moments collection to accessorize her looks for different occasions, and then shop her picks below.

Staycation style

Pandora Moments Charm Double Hoop Earrings and Pandora Moments Heart Locket Dangle Charm; Arket dress and Ganni boots, both Murray’s own

“When it comes to a British staycation, you have to be ready for rain or shine at a moment’s notice, so big wellies and a light cotton-poplin dress fit the bill. While a dress is a must for me whatever the event, pairing it with something a little unexpected—in this case, recycled rubber boots—helps to keep the outfit from looking too ‘done.’ This practical footwear can take you from muddy walk to pub, and a cotton dress can be easily rolled up in your bag. When it comes to accessories, Pandora’s stack hoop earrings and mixed-metal rings are the perfect way for me to add a playful touch to this casual look. I love to use jewellery as a platform for self-expression, and I often start with versatile pieces that can easily be incorporated into my wardrobe.”

Dressing up for date night

Pandora Cable Chain NecklacePandora Moments Heart Charm Pendant and Pandora Moments Thankful Heart & Stars Charm; Molly Goddard dress and Ganni hat and sandals, all Murray’s own

“Whether I’m going on a daytime walk or a dinner date, I dress pretty consistently by sticking to the styles I love and feel confident in. Investing in quality brands and interesting shapes is always important to me, and that hasn’t changed now that I’m dressing up more post-lockdown. Oversized and slightly odd silhouettes are my forte, and this Molly Goddard dress ticks those boxes for me. If I’m styling a look that is all black, I like to have fun with accessories to stop it from looking too sombre. This cute heart pendant from Pandora is a great focal point of this outfit—plus, the romantic style shows that I’m at least a little excited about a special evening out with my boyfriend.”

Vacation essentials

Pandora Cable Chain NecklacePandora Moments Heart Charm Pendant and Disney Belle Infinity & Rose Flower Pendant. Kitri dress and eBay shoes, both Murray’s own

“When I travel, linen dresses are my staple—they’re cool and comfortable whether you’re in a city or on beach break. You also can’t go wrong pairing one with simple black sandals, and you can easily dress up the look with a slick of red lipstick and a pretty necklace that goes with everything. I think I can dress quite romantically sometimes, and this outfit really reflects that. By adding Pandora’s heart pendant to the necklace in a contrasting metal, it shows that I like to experiment with jewellery and gives a subtle nod to the romantic look I often go for.”

Keeping it casual for brunch

Pandora Moments Double Wrap Barrel Clasp Snake Chain Two Way Bracelet and Choker and Pandora Moments charms. Ganni dress and Dr. Martens boots, both Murray’s own

“As British summertime means rain, rain, a little bit of sun and more rain, I’ll often look to a pair of sturdy Dr. Martens boots as a sensible and easy-to-wear style solution. I stick to a stress-free approach to fashion, which is probably why I’m drawn to oversized dresses—they’re an instant outfit! However, a brunch date calls for a few finishing touches, and Pandora’s charm-laden bracelets are a fitting accessory for this kind of occasion. I like to get creative by mixing and matching different styles and layering multiple charms together on one bracelet. They’re the perfect tool for expressing my personal style while adding a unique twist to my look.”

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