Dressing up for a wedding requires a lot of thought. First, what style of dress are you going to wear—a bold print, a one-shoulder style, a little black dress? Or, perhaps you’re not the dress type at all (or you're simply not in a dress mood) and want to try a jumpsuit, sleek separates or a suit. So. Many. Options. Whatever your preference, it starts with the clothes. Then, it’s all about the accessories And we’re all for the statement-making kind to give your look a fresh feel.
While every wedding is an opportunity to go you outside your cocktail comfort zone, summer ceremonies somehow bring out your boldest side—we’ll chalk it up to the sunny weather and warm evening breezes. With the urge to go more playful, seasonal trends are a great way to experiment and figure out what new pieces you can acquire to enliven your wedding guest wardrobe. This season, a host of spirited accessories are hitting big from bold-as-can-be statement earrings (we’re talking super glitzy, incredibly colorful, and extraordinary shapes) to the most darling basket bags (seriously, if you don’t have one of these, you’re definitely not living your best summer) and nostalgic resurgences like beaded handbags and seashell jewelry (a sophisticated version of the puka shell necklace you wore back in middle school).
Whether you’re the flashy type or not, a statement-making accessory (or several) will they do the work for you in terms of achieving an ultra-stylish wedding guest look (you are competing for best-dressed, right?!), whether you’re sprucing up a simple slip or amplifying a bright color or print. It’s that extra pop that will take the most pared-back of looks and drive them into fashion-forward territory (with minimal effort, we might add). What’s not to love?
Here, we’re breaking down five of summer’s most standout accessory trends from handbags to shoes and jewelry. If you’re in the mood to give your wedding guest attire a boost, look no further. Every piece will make an impact.