As you get to a certain stage in your life; the people you went to school and university with, work with, socialise with and your family; well they all start getting married. Obviously, I am happy for them but there is a sinking feeling in that petty little piece of me that says “Oh gosh…what will I wear?” Also, if you are one of the lucky ones and receive a lot of wedding invites then the next question is “How many outfits do I need?”
Be like HRH Duchess of Cambridge and recycle your wardrobe. That dress that you bought for one special occasion can be worn to another celebration. All you need and this sounds so simple – rework the accessories that you wear with it. This includes jewellery, shoes, handbags and how you style your hair and make up. You can get plenty of wear out of that core investment piece.
I had a recent opportunity to work with a HK based brand called The House of Folklore and one of the pieces that they had was a clutch that came in two different colours. We thought as wedding season was coming, why not do a piece about how simply changing a clutch could change up an outfit.
In this case, I chose one of my go to dresses for pretty much any occasion (from first dates to working at PR events) which in this case would be a wedding reception of a colleague. These, I tend to go a bit more low key so the navy wrap dress from HK label WhattheFrock?. Navy is a great alternative to black. The cap sleeves makes sure you are covered and also for me, the wrap dress means that with fluctuating body sizes, the dress can still be worn.
Hair in this case was left simple and loose however, though we did not have time in this shoot, I would look at even just putting my hair up in a pony tail or a chignon. If it was an outdoor wedding especially with the clear version of the clutch I would even look at wearing a fascinator.
Here is the look with the pink version of the Flutter Clutch.
And here is a shot of the same outfit with the clear version of the clutch: