Everything But A Dress To A Wedding.

Jumpsuit love

For 2014 wedding looks, minus the dresses, click here.

What to wear to a wedding without having to wear a dress? How do you avoid that skirted one-piece without looking casual or not put-together for that special event you’re been invited to? I tackled this question last year with a couple of clients, and now with another season of I Do’s to tackle we are trying to stick out of the crowd in all the right ways.

The Separates Troupe is one my favorites.  Getting more bang for your buck is perfect when donning a top and a pair of pants since it allows you to mix and match these pieces for several events and occasions in the future without having the tag “Ms. Repeat” on your  Facebook photos.

From Left to Right

Look 1: TOPSHOP Scallop Lace Embellished Top $76 // Reiss Paris Cropped Trouser $120 // Carvela Kite Color Block Platform Sandal $118.16 // SERPUI MARIE Bruna Ombre Clutch $187

Look 2: Asos Embellished Top With Floral Embroidery$155 // TOPSHOP Premium Wide Leg Trousers $120 // JustFab Amalie Heels $60 // Asos Slot Through Envelope Clutch $36.36

Look 3: River Island Beaded Tank $57.26 // A.L.C. Jasper Pants $425 // Reed Krakoff Two-tone leather sandals $795 // ALDO Virga Clutch Bag $36.36

Look 4 ASOS T-Shirt with Geo Embellishment $72 //  Reiss Paris Tapered Leg Trousers $170 // Diane Von Furstenberg Taupe Sinead Heels$350 // Diane Von Furstenberg Tonda Clutch $360

Style Tip: With pants or trousers that fall on or just above your ankles, its best to pair with heels that have one ankle strap or none at all.  Keeping it slim and sexy is how you want it from head to the toe.

Style Tip: Tuck Tuck Tuck it in ladies.  It’s the best way to take a two-piece outfit from casual to formal.

 

Clockwise from upper left: Asos Shell Top With Printed Jacquard $72 // Zara Top With Embroidered Tulle Flowers $50 // Karen Millen Pintuck Pleat Blouse $191 ASOS Shell Top With Deco Embellishment $64 // French Connection Mini Sequins Top $188 // Lipsy Embellished Cami Top $69 // TOPSHOP Embellished Longsleeve Top $170 // Karen Millen Lace Print Blouse $191

Clockwise from upper left: Tibi Arizona Print Pleated Maxi Skirt $495 // Asos Maxi Skirt In Floral Lace $82 // Rachel Zoe Venessa Maxi Skirt $495 // Reiss Naveen Printed Maxi Skirt $265 // MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA Pleated chiffon maxi-skirt $1360 // Mango Pleated Maxi Skirt $71 // Asos Maxi Skirt In Color Block $91

Style Tip: It’s ok to go a bit outside the box for your wedding attire. Try a trend this year, miniskirt over a maxi skirt, but this one you need to try with caution. The fabrics and the look will make or break that fashionable cool step you’re taking outside the  box that is. Another trend to incorporate in moderation would be some sheer or lace inserts in your blouse or skirt. Again do this in moderation, just a hint can go a long way.

A jumpsuit is a beautiful thing don’t you think so? One-pieces like those below can be versatile with a blazer for work, leather jacket for play, and a jumper/sweater to make them look like a pair of pants instead of a jumpsuit.

Clockwise from upper left: Look 1 Miss Sixty Jumpsuit With Belt $209 // River Island Taffy T Bar Heels $107.43

Look 2: Mango Jumpsuit with Cutaway Shoulder $109  // Rupert Sanderson Hamelin Pump $606

Look 3: ASOS Jumpsuit with Rope Tie $41 // Steven By Steve Madden Angels Peep-Toe Pumps $159

Look 4: ASOS Jumpsuit With Structured Shoulder $64.46 // Asos Harlot Stiletto Leather Sandals $136.34

Look 5: Reiss Tyler Wide Leg Long Sleeve Jumpsuit $465 // Charles David Bodacious Heels $230

Look 6: MARC BY MARC JACOBS Jumpsuit $598 // Mango Fetish Sandals $120

Look 7: DKNY Stretch-Silk & Stretch-Wool Jumpsuit $425 // Miu Miu Kid Leather Platform Sandals $695

Style Tip: Not buying a dress, a jumpsuit or any other garment because of a belt it has or lacks, isn’t the good reason to not purchase it.  Example: If a jumpsuit is being sold with a fabric belt of the same color or a neutral color belt, put that baby in the draw and pull out a gold, or popping color that will give the one-piece a new look.

Style Tip: If you’re putting together a look and it comes down to which piece will turn into an investment, best to do it with the shoes, accessories and/or handbags. Nothing too trendy, but has a timeless look, and will give you wear for years to come.  Remember you always get what you pay for.

Check out my new outfit looks and fashion tips for wedding affairs here!



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