I went to a wedding recently and started chatting with a fellow guest about the importance of good accessories, especially for summer weddings.
You want to carry a clutch, but nothing too small. You want to wear a heel, but nothing too high. And you want to wear a cute dress, but nothing that will cause you to feel cold at night. And these are all things you have to either carry or wear while also looks cute and effortless during cocktail hour.
Listen, these are all things that aren’t the most fun purchases. But I promise you will get so much bang for your buck if you finally bite the bullet and add them into your wardrobe.
First thing is first. I wore a blazer tossed over my shoulders to my last summer wedding and honestly I regretted it. I felt a little sloppy and when I saw a fellow guest carrying a wrap with her, I looked with envy wishing I had done the same. She looked so flawless and well put together. If push really comes to shove and you are freezing, you can borrow a guy’s jacket. Otherwise, select a light wrap that can easily be folded up and carried alongside your clutch.
I invested in this clutch 5 years ago and I have gotten so.much.wear. from it. It was worth every single penny. Not only is it my go to for any cocktail or black tie events, but I can easily grab for it on a girls night out or date with Grant. You need an elevated evening bag in your wardrobe.
The Handy Hair Piece
Please do not have a black hair tie around your wrist when you’re attending a wedding. There are too many cute options now! Also, a fun pearl bobby pin is a nice and easy way to jazz up any old dress you have in the back of your closet.
The Happy Set of Heels
They used to say the longer the dress the higher the heel, the shorter the dress the shorter the heel. These rules do not apply to weddings. Just go with what is stylish but comfortable. This means a lower heeled option and whenever in doubt, stick with a nude color. This is my all time favorite pair that are worth every penny but if you’re shopping on a budget, here is a cheaper alternative.
What are your favorite wedding accessories?