I received this email recently and was so touched that she thought to ask me! I get all my style tips from my sister, Reese (she doesn’t know it but we are on a first name basis. and by we, I mean me), and j.crew. I’m a rule follower. For the longest time I didn’t think you could do black and brown together. I thought you had to match your purse with your belt. Well not anymore folks! I’ve branched out. I even bought leggings a few weeks ago for the first time.
So this is my attempt to answer. Feel free to comment with any other suggestions!
I am struggling to find an outfit for an outdoor fall wedding this Saturday at 6 in the evening. Do you have any attire suggestions? It is on a farm and from what I can tell, weddings tend to be more formal in the evening, however, its on a farm! lol. Here’s the thing~ It’s going to be around 54 degrees or so…Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch! -Melissa
Whew! That may be a bit chilly. : / But it could be a lovely setting for a wedding! What were the invitations like? If they were pretty formal, plan on dressing up a bit more than usual. If they were sort of “typical”, then you could get away with something slightly more casual. Is it a sit down dinner, or a dessert reception? All these factors can help you judge how formal this event will be.
But I firmly believe, it’s better to be slightly overdressed, then waaaaay underdressed.
So here are some ideas for you:
(Thats my sister!)
Layers will be your friend. Throw a sweater on over a dress with tights, belt it, and you are good to go! You could even add a scarf to this outfit for a chilly night!
You can’t go wrong with a black dress. And grey tights are a bit more interesting than black, so that will add a little something extra! And a black blazer, or sweater, could add another layer of warmth. The shoes, though, may be a bad idea. You never know how soft the ground will be at a farm, and you don’t want to be sinking all night. Stick with wedges. Or boots!
All this needs, I think, is a pair of tights to finish it off for a cool evening. But add some statement jewelry and a fabulous updo and your look will be complete!
This dress may be difficult to add a sweater to, but you could try a fitted blazer. Roll the sleeves up a bit if you want it to be casual.
This silhouette is easy to “sweater and belt”. Throw on 12-15 bangles, some big earrings and you are complete!
This is probably too casual, but I find it difficult to NOT put a picture of Reese Witherspoon in my posts every chance I get. 🙂 I love the navy she has going on. Navy is not as “formal” as black, but still dressy.
And if you are feeling colorful, take Sydney’s idea. Keep it simple and classic on top, but play around with a few different colors with the skirt and tights!
I hope these ideas help! And I hope you have a great time at the wedding!
Please comment with any other suggestions for Melissa! 🙂