Wedding Wear: Dos And Don’ts Of Dressing For A Wedding

Part One: Look Amazing While Sustaining An Appropriate Appearance

You're Invited! Now, What To Wear?

You’re invited! Now, what to wear?!

We all know the feeling… You get invited to a wedding for someone you haven’t seen in a few years and you have absolutely no idea what to wear, but you have to look amazing since it’s been so long since you’ve seen anyone. What do you wear? At some point, I think we have all felt like this, and to be brutally honest, it sucks big time! But what you don’t know, is how to fix it, and that’s the topic of discussion today: how to dress appropriately for a wedding.

 

Dos:

  • Wedding Invitation - You're Invited! De-code the invitation.  All right ladies, here’s your chance! Pull out your magnifying glass and play inspector gadget.  Make sure you look for any indication or hint about what type of occasion the event will be.  Typically, if the wedding is formal, the invitation will be on heavier paper.  Another hint that it is formal is a night wedding.  Even if the couple doesn’t spell it out for you, there are at least some clues for you!
  • Dress for the occasion.  Make sure you are dressed in appropriate attire for the type of occasion. (Hint, hint, don’t wear a sundress to a formal event!)
  • Wear fun colors.  Go ahead, have fun with it, get that cute mint dress, or that amazing purple skirt. Wear all kinds of fun colors, but make sure you don’t “steal the show” by wearing red or bright yellow (we want the attention on the bride!).

Don’ts:

  • Wear white. Never, under any circumstances, wear white to the wedding! Even if you find the Open Back Lace Wedding Dress - I HAVE To Have This! perfect dress that you love and can’t imagine wearing anything else, and it just happens to be white (that would happen…)! Trust me when I say this, ladies, just don’t do it!
  • Wear something you wouldn’t wear in front of your grandma. You have to keep in mind that the bride and groom are going to have their grandparents there, and other guests may have young children with them. Don’t wear anything revealing… Come on, its one night, you can do it!
  • Wear brand new shoes. Even if you just found the most amazing pair of heels that would look perfect with your dress… I promise, you will regret wearing them when your feet are throbbing before you even get to your seat at the ceremony!
  • Wear jeans. Like I said girls, its one night! Put on a pretty dress and get all dolled up for one night, and then you can go back to wearing your jeans everyday.

Sorry guys, I had to split this one up into two parts… There is just so much to say about wedding wear! But, stay tuned because part two is coming soon!

 

 

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How To Look Hot All Day And All Night

Beat The Heat In These Stylish And Refreshing Outfits That Look Good From Day To Night

As August is quickly approaching, we all know the scorching hot days we are already experiencing are only going to get worse.  While there are many styles that are extremely cute and flattering on almost everyone, such as the maxi dress and skirt, they are not always the best for keeping us cool… And let’s be honest, I know I cannot stand to be wearing clothes that make me hotter than necessary on the already excruciatingly hot days.  Not only is it super difficult to find outfits that keep you cooled off while maintaining your usual trendy look, but having to change into an outfit to go out in after spending a long day out in the heat, can sometimes be worse! How can this be solved you might ask? Well, here are just a few suggestions that can be worn all day long, day to night, and still have the normal, appropriate look for whatever time of day it is and whatever you are doing!

High Waisted Shorts – Necessary Clothing $24.99

High Waisted Shorts - Necessary Clothing

 

Daytime:  Pair these awesome shorts with a blouse or nice top and a pair of flats or dressy sandals and you have the perfect outfit for a relaxing and comfortable day at the office!

After The Sun Sets:  Swap out that blouse for either a more casual tank or a crop top and change out of your flats and into a pair of nude or cream colored wedges and you will have a sexy outfit for your nighttime extravaganzas!

Crochet Bathing Suit – 6 Shore Road $138

Black Crochet Bathing Suit - 6 Shore Road

 

Daytime:  Wear this super sexy suit for a day on the beach with friends or when you’re just laying out, catching some rays at the pool.  Where ever you are, you are sure to turn the heads of everyone around with this chic little number on.

After The Sun Sets:  Be sure to pack a maxi skirt, a pair of jeans, or some high wasted shorts in your beach bag to throw on over your suit for your evening activities.  Not only is this piece an extremely flattering bathing suit, but it is also a stunning top.  Add a pair of heels or wedges and you will surely be turning everyone’s head!

White Jeans –Tory Burch (Nordstrom) $185

White Jeans - Tory Burch At Nordstrom

Daytime:  Pair these super cute white jeans with a bright colored tank top (pastels look awesome, too!)  and a pair of flats or sandals for the perfect daytime outfit.  Cuff the bottom of the already cropped pants to make them a little shorter – it adds to the overall look and keeps you feeling a little cooler!

After The Sun Sets:  For your nighttime adventures, uncuff the pants and add a pair of wedges or heels with a darker color (navy or black are always a good option) tank top or crop top.  Add a bright colored chunky statement necklace for a night pop of color and you are sure to be ready for whatever comes your way that evening!

Crop Top – American Apparel $38

Crop Top - American Apparel

Daytime:  Pair this crop top with a pair of white shorts and a pair of comfy sandals or flip flops along with a long necklace, a watch and a cute pair of earrings and you will be set for the sunshine!

After The Sun Sets: In the evening, switch out of your shorts and put on white jeans or regular blue denim jeans with a pair of cute wedges and some bigger accent pieces of jewelry and you’ll be the focal point of the night.

Trousers (aka “Pajama Style Bottoms”) – Zara $59.90

Trousers/Pajama Style Bottoms - Zara  Daytime: Add a nice blouse or tank top along with a blazer and a pair of flats to these super cute trousers and you have an appropriate, comfortable, and super hot outfit for a summer day at work.

After The Sun Sets: Ditch the blazer, keep the tank top, and switch out the flats for either a pair of sexy heels or super cute wedges and you’re all ready for a round of drinks at happy hour after a long day in the office.

As you can see, the options for day to night summer outfits really are endless.  This is not even close to an all inclusive list, rather more of a starting point to get you headed in the right direction! I hope this is helpful to you in planning your outfits for the rest of the summer, and if you need and help or have any questions or comments please just let me know! :)

XOXO Kristen

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