Essential style tips for wedding season

There are plenty of do’s when it comes to wedding fashion.
There are plenty of do’s when it comes to wedding fashion. Courtesy photo

When it comes to weddings, the most upheld fashion rule is don’t wear white – unless of course, you’re the bride. Not even off-white. Even a pale yellow hue can appear white once Instagram filters are applied.

But, there are plenty of do’s when it comes to wedding fashion.

Here are four pro fashion and beauty tips to look stylish while on the wedding circuit this summer, while also adhering to etiquette that’s grounded in tradition.

Pay attention to the invite

That’s where you'll find your dress code cues. For the most part, summer weddings tend to be more casual than those held in the winter. Cocktail attire translates to suits and party dresses. Beach or garden party can be interpreted as summer suits and dresses and is a little more lax on shoes for women (since they may be traipsing on cobblestone steps or sand).

Statement earrings can transform a dress

Summer weekends filling up with weddings and showers? Find one great dress and remix it throughout the wedding season by swapping out accessories. A pair of statement earrings is an easy and inexpensive way to add a “wow” factor to a dress.

Pack some dancing shoes

Don’t let a pair of sky-high stilettos keep you from dancing the night away. Avoid the temptation to ditch your shoes all together. Instead cut the rug in a pair of flats you’ve packed and stashed in your handbag. The D'Orsay Flats from Payless Shoes are lightweight, stylish and come in black, nude or a floral print.

Fix your makeup

We know you’re armed with bronzer, soft lipstick hues and other key ingredients for your summer makeup routine. Add one more step on those special days or nights when you’re wedding-bound and set your makeup with the “All-Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray.” It will keep your makeup looking fresh for up to 16 hours. (Read: No melting make-up while you’re seated in the heat, waiting for the ceremony to start!)