Summer is almost upon us, and with comes wedding season. It seems, more and more, especially here in California, the days of the hotel grand ballroom wedding are taking a back seat to outdoor ceremonies in either beach or wine country surroundings. The backdrop is beautiful, the atmosphere is certainly more relaxed, but what to wear is still a major question. The degree of formality is lessened, but does not fade away all together. But now, in addition to selecting an outfit for a wedding, we need to factor in what will work for the weather as well. And, quite often, the afternoon ceremony is followed by an indoor evening reception, where day time dress may not feel appropriate. So we have many calculations to make when putting together our outfits for the day.
In general, I like to start with a simple summer dress. I have an Eileen Fisher silk tunic style dress in light blue. It is easy to dress is up with accessories. I’m a big fan of Alexis Bittar. His lucite bangles and cuffs seems to glow with their own energy and add a bit of lush and glamor to any outfit.
This Ted Baker scarf is soft, romantic and elegant. And you’ll be happy to have it whether to keep the sun off your shoulders or as protection against a wind kicking up.
The next consideration is, what else? Shoes! But that’s another post. Just remember, spike heels and sand or grass do not get along!