|Sunglasses: Valentino. Shirt: Uniqlo. Skirt: Debenhams. Clutch: Anya Hindmarch. Shoes: Boden|
I always get asked what is appropriate to wear at a wedding and 'can I get away with....' type questions. Even I asked on twitter last week whether I could wear a cream short playsuit - it's a fine line.
And I have to be honest, there isn't much choice out there - floral dresses from Coast and girly fitted dresses with a court shoe just aren't me. So I thought I'd do a post on what I'd wear and how to go against the grain.
- Wear pink. Especially if it's not you. But team with something unexpected like a casual shirt - dressed down girliness is the epitome of effortless chic.
|Skirt: £45, Debenhams|
- Try flats if you're brave enough. All your friends will be jealous when you're still on the dance floor by the end of the night.
|Chunky sandals, now £20 in the sale, River Island|
- Experiment with jewellery. Try an earcuff or a cool knuckle duster as a statement piece to make an old outfit 2014 ready.
|Earcuff, £6.50, Topshop|
- Wear sheer tights. Try a moisturiser with shimmer or fake tan instead (if inexperienced, use a daily subtle version like St Tropez Gradual Tan and make sure you really rub it in)
PS my Anya Hindmarch 'Valerie' clutch was my wedding day 'special' bag it was one of my best investments. I've found the gold version on The Outnet at 50% off:
|'Valerie' bag, reduced from £350 to £175, Anya Hindmarch at The Outnet|
5 wedding looks to try now:
LOOK 1: Top, £50, Topshop. Skirt, £75, Topshop. Sandals, £36, Next
LOOK 2: Top, £12.99, H&M. Skirt, £55, Marks & Spencer. Sandals, £65, Dune London
LOOK 3: Top, £75, Whistles. Skirt, £75, Topshop. Shoes, £278, J Crew
LOOK 4: Top, £38, Topshop. Skirt, £50, Oasis. Sandals, £375, Sophia Webster at Net A Porter
LOOK 5: Shirt, £29.95, Gap. Skirt, £110 in the sale, Whistles. Sandals, £49, Miss KG
** Styling tip 101: if it's chilly, wear your jacket or cashmere cardigan shrugged over the shoulders. Keeps your outfit looking modern as well as keeping you warm.