I'm Already Planning My Autumn Wedding-Guest Outfits
Like a family member who sends you a Christmas spreadsheet in October, I'm that person who plans what I'm wearing for a September wedding when it's only just July. Hear me out… Like me, you've probably got so many weddings from May through August that by the time autumn kicks in, you've exhausted your summer dress inventory and are suddenly aware that it's much chillier than it was mid-July. As a sad result, now you have nothing to wear. See what I mean about planning ahead?
This problem can be easily rectified thanks to the many brilliantly dressed influencers who know just how to adapt their wardrobe for an autumn wedding. Whether deciding on what sort of colour palette to go for or picking the sort of material you can get away with now it's cooler, there are seven handy tips that you can apply to your outfit selection.
Keep scrolling for the rules on what to wear to an autumn wedding.
#1: Darker colours are now more acceptable
Style Notes: For some, black is acceptable whatever the event, but if you're keen to blend in a little more, then chances are you went floral or bright for your summer wedding-guest dress. Come autumn, however, you can go back to a darker palette such as navy, emerald, or deep red.
#2: Wintry fabrics are winners
Style Notes: A full velvet ensemble still might be a tad warm for an autumnal shindig (you can save the whole thing for the festive period), but try a cami paired with the trousers and you're super chic. Hey, if Jeanne Damas is doing it, we're down.
#3: Recycle summer dresses (borrow your other half's jacket when chilly)
Style Notes: There's nothing in the rule book that says you can't wear your summer dress to autumn nuptials, but if you do get cold, make sure you've got a jacket to throw over your shoulders. Oversized is in, so it'll totally work with your outfit.
#4: If not, pack a cardi
Style Notes: There's something we love about a luxe fabric dress paired with a chunky knit. Either wear one over your shoulders à la the fashion crowd or belt it like a robe.
#5: Keep necks high but shoulders exposed
Style Notes: The weather is totally unpredictable at this time. To avoid feeling freezing but still like you're at a party, expose shoulders and keep the front covered.
#6: Blazers and trousers are ideal
Style Notes: Not into dresses? Now's your time to shine. Mismatch your look and opt for contrasting colours in your jacket and trousers.
#7: Never forget the jumpsuit
Style Notes: Perhaps the easiest look of all is to go for the jumpsuit. Wear with heels for an easy evening look.
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Debbie Satin Jumpsuit (£335)
Later you can dress this down with a white tee and sneakers.