By Megan Alice Arterberry
I got a question about what to wear to a wedding. In fact, she has three weddings to attend! One is at the beach, another at a vineyard, and a formal affair over the summer and into fall. While choosing pieces, I had in mind the longevity of each piece for her wardrobe. I have learned over the years, through trial and error, the value of price-per-wear. Here are my wedding looks :
Beach and Vineyard Wedding: One Look for Both Weddings! (Luckily they don’t have the same guests!)
- The maxi dress can be dressed up or down. Pair with a jean jacket and flat nude sandals for a casual look.
- The cork clutch is a summer staple.
- The low silver wedges will give comfort and are of exceptional quality at a great value – made in Italy.
- The lilac cashmere wrap is a great travel piece, looks just as great with jeans, a teeshirt, and ballet flats.
- The pearl studs are a great value and a true classic.
- The crystal link bracelet is a steal and is fun to wear with more casual outfits.
- The lace dress is great for formal events.
- The nude patent pumps are low and designed for comfort, and Kate Middleton has proven that nude patent pumps go with everything formal – even Camilla’s on board!
- The use of the same clutch and jewelry prove how good these pieces are!
I also found two more looks that might work for all three weddings!
- The coral shades of the pink dress and orange wrap are perfect for the transition of summer to fall.
- The pearl bracelet gives a beachy yet classic feel.
- The low sandals give comfort and has both quality and value, in which J.Crew is prized for.
- The same clutch and earrings!
- The deep purple dress, both flowy and formal, compliments the lilac wrap.
- The same great sandals but in silver to work better with the purple hues.
- My favorite clutch and jewelry finish the look off nicely!
Plus, here are a few tips:
- Go to Nordstrom for undergarments – they measure for proper fitting
- A short nail with pale pink polish – simple, clean, and pretty
- Mineral Makeup – great for your skin
- Hair in a low chignon or a slicked low ponytail with a side part – great for wind
- Natural perfume – easy on the nose for sensitive guests (jasmine is my favorite scent for summer)