My cousin is getting married this weekend, and one thing you will quickly learn about me is that when I have an event or a vacation coming up, what I am going to wear is on mind for at least a week (usually more like two weeks!) before the occasion arrives. Let me start by saying that I love weddings; I attended quite a few in the past, but now that I’m in my 30’s, they’re a bit fewer and farther between. I used to have a “go-to” wedding outfit, but I let that leave my closest a few years back. Furthermore, I’ve always found spring weddings to be the most difficult to dress for, because you want to be colorful, but not with the same bright colors of summer. Since I can’t just jump into my springtime staple white dress for a wedding, and my LBD’s are out of place at such a light, fresh affair, I really wrestled with what I could wear to an evening, spring time wedding. My husband was amazing, and gave up two nights and shared a bottle of wine with me as we spent hours on the Internet browsing my favorite websites and coming up with an outfit. I figure I can’t be the only lady who has struggled with this, so I took the time to come up with what I would wear for three different levels of formality at a spring wedding. I hope this helps you dress for any weddings coming your way in the next few months!
The first look is casual, for those daytime spring weddings where you want to look fresh and festive but not dressy. I love the pastels and the pattern in the dress. The yellow crossbody bag is the perfect inbetween, not as dressy as a clutch but not as every-day as a big purse. I rounded it off with some bright wedge sandles, a dressy watch, and some fun, front and back stud earrings.
Shoes: Vince Camuto
Watch: Michael Kors
Handbag: Marc Jacobs
The second look is cocktail. This look was the hardest for me, because you want to be dressy without wearing a classic LBD or distracting from the bride with too much sparkle. I think this outfit strikes the perfect balance. Flirty Badgley Mischka heels pair perfectly with the geometric gold print of the dress. Top it off with some sparkly Kenda Scott studs and a fashion forward fringe clutch, and you're ready to go!
Dress: Badgley Mischka
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Clutch: Kate Spade
Earrings: Kendra Scott
The final look is black tie/formal. Both my husband and I love this dress for it's pop of color and unexpected high-low hemline. Add some sparkle with the matching Kate Spade Garden Party statement necklace and earrings, then finish it off with some simple silver heels and this adorable Kate Spade clutch. I love the tiny frog on top, giving the impression that you are deferring to the bride, but could simply kiss your frog and have a handsome prince of your own on hand at any moment!
Dress: Monique L'huillier
Clutch: Kate Spade
Shoes: Michael Antonia
Earrings: Kate Spade
Necklace: Kate Spade
P.S. Yes, reader, I will post pictures of what I actually wore next Monday on my weekend recap!
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