A Scout reader contacted me about putting together some ideas for an upcoming wedding. The wedding is mid-December and the ceremony is outdoors (in North Carolina) and the reception is indoors. It is also an afternoon wedding, which definitely changes things a bit, since she probably doesn't want to look too "cocktail". Her husband is wearing a suit, so a special outfit is definitely required. I also think because it is so close to Christmas, her outfit could lean towards festive. Here are my ideas...
I love the idea of doing separates since it is such a great skirt season. I also think a skirt, paired with a more conservative top (instead of something more skin baring) could be great for an afternoon wedding. A way to punch up that basic top is with some fun jewelry. I found that Ann Taylor has an AMAZING selection and the prices are great too.
necklace by Ann Taylor $78
I am obsessed with this DVF skirt (it's pricey, I know!!!) But, I feel like this is something you could have forever. Pair it with a fitted black cashmere sweater, a white blouse or even a fitted silk blouse. It's a stunning item that you would get your money's worth.
I love all the pretty details in the skirt by Anthroplogie, but since there is a lot going on, keep the top simple. I really love this black fitted silk top, but a crisp white blouse would work perfect too.
if you are on a budget, I kind of love the idea of finding some sort of a short sparkly jacket that you can either throw on over a LBD or with a black tank and black skirt. It's such an easy way to make a black boring outfit exciting. Oh and don't forget...sparkle isn't just for evening! Throw this on over a tee with your skinny jeans as well for daytime.