|Sunglasses: Valentino. Shirt: Uniqlo. Skirt: Debenhams. Clutch: Anya Hindmarch. Shoes: Boden|
The actual title was ‘How to look cool at a wedding without looking like Kate Middleton’ but I thought better of it…
I always get asked what is appropriate to wear at a wedding and ‘can I get away with….’ type questions. Even I asked on twitter last week whether I could wear a cream short playsuit – it’s a fine line.
And I have to be honest, there isn’t much choice out there – floral dresses from Coast and girly fitted dresses with a court shoe just aren’t me. So I thought I’d do a post on what I’d wear and how to go against the grain.
- Wear pink. Especially if it’s not you. But team with something unexpected like a casual shirt – dressed down girliness is the epitome of effortless chic.
|Skirt: £45, Debenhams|
- Try flats if you’re brave enough. All your friends will be jealous when you’re still on the dance floor by the end of the night.
|Chunky sandals, now £20 in the sale, River Island|
- Experiment with jewellery. Try an earcuff or a cool knuckle duster as a statement piece to make an old outfit 2014 ready.
|Earcuff, £6.50, Topshop|
- Wear sheer tights. Try a moisturiser with shimmer or fake tan instead (if inexperienced, use a daily subtle version like St Tropez Gradual Tan and make sure you really rub it in)
|‘Valerie’ bag, reduced from £350 to £175, Anya Hindmarch at The Outnet|
5 wedding looks to try now:
LOOK 1: Top, £50, Topshop. Skirt, £75, Topshop. Sandals, £36, Next
LOOK 2: Top, £12.99, H&M. Skirt, £55, Marks & Spencer. Sandals, £65, Dune London
LOOK 3: Top, £75, Whistles. Skirt, £75, Topshop. Shoes, £278, J Crew
LOOK 4: Top, £38, Topshop. Skirt, £50, Oasis. Sandals, £375, Sophia Webster at Net A Porter
LOOK 5: Shirt, £29.95, Gap. Skirt, £110 in the sale, Whistles. Sandals, £49, Miss KG
** Styling tip 101: if it’s chilly, wear your jacket or cashmere cardigan shrugged over the shoulders. Keeps your outfit looking modern as well as keeping you warm.