Men, ditch the tie ... unless, of course, it's a more formal event. Otherwise, pick a well tailored shirt in a nice fabric with a bit of sheen to it, and perhaps a french cuff. I personally love this lavender stripe shirt and black flat front, straight leg pants. Keep it crisp and clean with modern dress loafers, a black leather belt and a handsome watch. If you went for the french cuffs, simple cuff links are the perfect complement.
Ladies, if you don't want to get lost in the sea of LBDs, here are some lively options. This tie front dress is so simple, yet so chic (and it's gray, not black). Play up your accessories — earrings with major sparkle, kickin' shoes and a sleek, colorful clutch. Or, opt for a skirt and top ensemble, or that daring red slinky jersey dress. I love the cutout sandal (as if you didn't notice). It's the perfect balance and adds a little attitude. Choose your accessories wisely.
For those celebrating their 40th or 50th reunion, go for a sophisticated style. Men, a dashing, tailored jacket will really add charisma. And ladies, pull all the stops with those precious gemstones. Glitz and glam in your accessories will enhance a simply stunning dress, such as this drape dress by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania.
Most likely, there will be an informal gathering tied to the reunion, as well. Perhaps a family picnic the day after the big event or a get together at a friend's house the night before. Pick something climate appropriate and simple. Use your accessories to finish the look (jewelry, handbag, shoes). As for packing, ladies do not forget self tanning lotion, fabulous mascara and lip gloss (among other cosmetic items). And make sure you get a pedicure the day before the big event so your toes look as fantastic as you do!