What to Wear to a Summer Wedding – Beat the Heat and Stay Chic

Figuring out what to wear to a summer wedding can be frustrating. You are so glad that your friend has finally found love, but couldn’t they have found it when the temperature was a little milder. Is this the Summer of Love – Baghdad Edition? In celebration of love, you must get dressed, look chic, and stay cool calm and collected in the summer heat all while watching your friend transform from your friend into a wedding monster capable of demolishing a small Japanese city.

    • Regardless of the time of year, any wedding is an occasion to get dressed up, so you want to always dress nice. If there was ever a time to put on a dress, this is it. You can transform almost any summer dress into proper summer wedding attire by swapping out your flip-flops for heels and adding a cardigan, shawl, collarless blazer, or bolero jacket to the outfit.
    • If the wedding is during the evening, then determining what to wear to a summer wedding will require a slightly more formal look. You may be able to get away with the same summer dress, but you will want to dress it up with more dramatic accessories such as a chandelier earrings or a large cocktail ring and swap out your regular handbag for an evening clutch. Additionally, you may want to wear darker colors. For a day wedding, you may wear a pale blue. However, in the evening a bright blue or midnight blue might be more appropriate.
    • For those of you who prefer to wear to wear separates, you can wear a simple tank top or shell with a skirt and it will provide almost the same look as a dress. This is a great option for someone whose body is not proportional. If you are pear shaped, meaning the lower half of your body is wider than the upper part of your body, (Can I get a “Hallelujah” from the pear shape women congregation?), then separates may be the way to go. This is also great for women with an upside down pear body shape, meaning the upper half of your body is wider than the lower half of your body (Can I get an “Amen” from the women in the upside down pear shape congregation?). If you fit into one of those two body shapes, wear the darker color on your problem area.
    • In figuring out what to wear to a summer wedding, remember:
      • A dress is always best.
      • If you can’t do a dress, try body shape appropriate separates.
      • Choose colors appropriate for the time of day.
      • Carefully consider your outerwear for the event.
      • Accessorize properly.

If you can remember these tips, you will be cool, calm, chic, and collected at your next summer wedding event. Now all you do to is practice saying, “I know it is your big day, but…”, and dodge the Chiavari chair that will subsequently be hurled at your head by the blushing bride.

♥ AJ

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#Makeover Motivation

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No matter how old you are, there’s always something good to look forward to.”
- Lynn Johnson

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#Makeover Minute

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Do you have a minute? Of course, you do. Do something rewarding with that minute. Reinvent and reinvigorate yourself and your sense of style. I promise…it’ll only take a minute.

1-Minute to Chic
Your Instant Style Makeover:
Add an oversized ring to your outfit

clock tickingTime: 0:15: Could the outfit you are wearing be improved with an oversized ring?

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Time: 0:30: Go to your jewelry box

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Time: 0:45:  Put on the ring

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Time: 1:00: Head out the door

♥ AJ

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Doesn’t need to be investment pieces

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Want to learn more about style, but don’t have time to read all the books?  Then the No Reading Required Style Book Club is for you. Get all the best tips from the best sellers of style.

This post is from Nina Garcia’s The Style Strategy: A Less-Is-More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart. These are shoes that don’t need to break the bank on. Your wallet will thank you. Read my entire book review here.

♥ AJ

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Step up to The Shoe Bar and Order Up a Pair of Cowboy Boots

Step On Up and Order Your Fill At The Shoe Bar to Top Off Your Wardrobe

Saunter up to the bar with these old-west inspired classics. You can be girly and wear them with a dress or dress them down with a pair of well-worn jeans. Learn where you can round up a pair with this fantastic web resource for shoe shopping. See my shoe picks on my The Shoe Bar Pinterest board.

♥ AJ

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#ConfidenceChallenge

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Put on your pair of earrings that have the most bling and enjoy being a diva for a day

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#Makeover Minute

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Do you have a minute? Of course, you do. Do something rewarding with that minute. Reinvent and reinvigorate yourself and your sense of style. I promise…it’ll only take a minute.

1-Minute to Chic
Your Instant Style Makeover:
Swap your purse for a more stylish option

clock tickingTime: 0:15: Look at your purse for today, is this the best you can do?

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Time: 0:30: Go to your closet

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Time: 0:45:  Choose another purse

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Time: 1:00: Swap the contents and go!

♥ AJ

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Step up to The Shoe Bar and Order Up a Pair of Flower Print Heels, Part 2

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Check out the video to learn advice for this outdated color “rule”.

Get the accessories shopping list here.

♥ AJ

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#StyleProfile: MELISSA MCCARTHY

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Name: Melissa McCarthy

Occupation: Actress, stand-up comedian, writer

This outfit is chic because… 

there are so many things right about this outfit. The upper ankle length pants create a slimming effect by showing just the write amount of skin and the cardigan with the ruffle edging helps soften the look.

You can be chic too by…

wearing upper ankle length pants with a high heel.

 

 

♥ AJ

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