Fancy a beverage? I'd like a dry gin martini thanks.. Cocktail events can be tough to dress for. If you have a velvet blazer in your wardrobe, that will be the anchor to your ensemble. Paul Smith velvet blazer, Brent Wilson print shirt and trousers and my favourite Prada loafers.
Tip: if white trousers are a little too adventurous for you, give a black pair of trousers a spin, particularly for evening events.