WHAT TO WEAR: WEDDING GUEST
Wedding season has been BUSY, and if you're like me, you have more than a few to attend. I've been getting creative with my wardrobe and choosing styles that I can wear time and time again. Because there's really nothing worse than a one-time wear dress - I'm sure your closet host several, just as mine does. So, in the spirit of consuming less and streamlining my life and closet, I've chosen to 1. start buying only what's needed and 2. to continue selecting separates whenever possible.
Always in favor of looks that I can easily restyle, I tend to gravitate towards quality separates. Selecting versatile items means that I can pair newfound favourites with existing summer staples for a more relaxed vibe later as well as transition the pieces into the cooler months. Today I'm sharing my top three looks for wedding guests this season. Here's hoping you can draw upon these looks for inspiration when dressing for your next event.
PRETTY IN PINK
I chose this easy summer look for an outdoor venue. When it comes to restyling these beautiful separates, I envision the ruffle hem cami paired with cropped boyfriend denim and low-key backless loafers. The detailed Zimmerman eyelet skirt would look equally stunning styled with a simple open-back long sleeve bodysuit. Over-sized Crescent Hoops by LUV AJ and a few understated silver jewels are all this look needs. My go-to accessory is always a printed silk scarf. Tied at the neck, I just love how it adds a pop of color to casual looks and tones down anything that feels too stiff or put together. An envelope clutch and swoon-worthy ankle tie sandals in a wash of blush bring this pretty pink ensemble together perfectly.
(l-r) J Crew Italian silk square scarf, white ruffle hem cami, LUV AJ Crescent hoop earrings, LUV AJ Posie stacking ring set, Zimmerman Jasper fan skirt, Rebecca Minkoff Leo envelope clutch, MAC creamsheen Pearl lipstick, Thomas Sabo Love Bridge silver bracelet, Alexandre Birman Claritavelvet ankle tie sandal.
LAID BACK LOVE
When the invite calls for casual and the bride embodies bohemian chic, you know an off-the-shoulder lace crop, floral embroidery and bold extras are exactly the way to go. I chose this combination for a variety of reasons. 1. The dreamy lace crop pairs perfectly with my current wardrobe - skirts, cut-offs and high waist flares are all better off next to this lace beauty. 2. I'm a sucker for embellished and embroidered detailing. Add florals, and I'm sold. 3. Two words: Silk. Shorts. Yep, these detailed silk shorts are as comfortable as they are beautiful... and that's all a girl really wants anyway - comfort. 4. Colour. Seriously. Although I usually embrace all black everything, I've been branching out into the world of colour and, as a result, I'm totally drawn to this red studded Rebecca Minkoff. I love the details (of course) and versatility too. 5. Diamonds. They're the icing on the cake - always. And this look is no exception. I'm loving the new Simply Tacori rings with the diamond horizontally set east-west on the axis. They're eye-catching and unique - a combination that I always favor.
(l-r) Tacori diamond pendant necklace, Off the shoulder lace top, Tacori East - West diamond ring, NARS lipgloss, Haute Hippie bead-embellished and embroidered silk shorts, Rebecca Minkoff purse, Stuart Weitzman Bambina Nudist sandal
SHE WEARS THE PANTS
High waist wide leg pants have stolen my heart and all of my free closet space (if that's even possible). Why? I love how they elongate the legs, hide trouble spots, and have the most beautiful fluidity to them - Bonus points for the swish they make when walking. And all that blush? In my opinion, monochromatic dressing is totally underrated - Sticking with a single color look is an easy and stylish option when dressing up, or down. Add a couple Tacori rose gold marquise diamond rings and LUV AJ extras, and I'm all set in the most beautiful monochromatic colour combination. Quay sunnies, a Saint Laurent mini and blush Charlotte Tilbury lippy in the best blush hues make for the perfect single color accessories.
(l-r) Simply Tacori diamond rose gold marquise rings, Lilith Stone Bardot ribbed bodysuit, Quay Cherry Bomb sunglasses, Tibi pleated silk crepe de chine pants, Luv Aj Delilah choker necklace, Charlotte Tilbury lipstick, Saint Laurent monogramme mini quilted leather bag, LUV AJ pave hoopearrings
And there you have it! My top three stand out wedding guest looks. Will you be embracing versatile separates too?