How To Dress For A Destination Wedding

1 – Mara Hoffman dress / 2 –Lulu Frost for J.Crew earrings / 3 – Modcloth fan / 4 – Vince Camuto chain handbag / 5 – Schutz d’orsay shoes / 6 – Alexis Bittar cuff bangle


I’m wearing this dress to a wedding in Mexico. What kind of jewelry/accessories do I wear with it? Since it’s a little loud, I am just not sure. Also, it will probably be a hair-up situation. HELP ME, STYLE MAVEN!!

-Mindy, Brooklyn, NY

Dear Mindy,

I think you did quite well already with the dress, which is so perfect for a Mexican wedding. Hair up is probably a good idea in the heat and humidity. In that case, you can show off some earrings with it and it won’t compete with the neckline and pattern. If you’re not much of an earring person, I would do some bangles for a casual daytime wedding or a statement cuff if it’s an evening wedding.

Metallics are a great way this season to take an outfit to another level and especially to take an otherwise daytime dress into evening. Try this through your clutch and shoes, which almost become like jewelry to your dress when done in a metallic. Of course if it’s a beach wedding, flats or wedges are the best option so you don’t have to take off your shoes or wear horrid flip-flops that are doled out at the ceremony.

The most underrated accessory at a destination wedding could be a fan—and a stylish one of course. Sweating your makeup off in the sun at the ceremony could ruin your perfect wedding look. You’re totally going to make the other wedding guests envious when they’re fanning themselves off with paper programs.