What to Wear for Fall Weddings When You Have No Freaking Clue
Ah, fall nuptials. Whether you’re attending a rustic barn wedding, a traditional city hall ceremony, or a black-tie shindig under the stars, deciding what to wear can be a doozy. But have no fear, ladies. With a little bit of layering magic and some creative spirit à la fall’s breakout trends, fickle October (and November and December) weather won’t stand a chance. Scroll through for four wedding guest-approved looks that will serve up major drama on and off the dance floor.
A good ol’ fashion hoedown (ahem, a casual barn wedding) 100 percent calls for red haute cowboy boots. Inject a hint of Western influence into your wedding guest look with a prairie-esque frock that’s big on frills and femme charm. Nippy temps? Just add a layerable mock-neck top for an MVP-worthy combo that transitions from day to night. These conversation-starting Alexander Calder-inspired chandelier earrings from WKNDLA will anchor your look alongside a luxe hair-on framed evening bag.
Clockwise from top left: Scotch & Soda Ruffle Jungle Print Dress ($165), WKNDLA Coba Mobile Earrings ($298), Everlane The Square Mockneck Tee ($28), Clare V. Flore Black Hair-On Framed Bag ($345), Mango Leather Cowboy Ankle Boots ($170)
A Little Leopard
Behold, a one-and-done terracotta-hued jumpsuit that will double down for a season of wedding RSVPs. Influencer-approved add-ons — including a menswear-inspired glen plaid blazer and sleek ankle boots — will be non-negotiable come after-hours. Go wild with a statement-making leopard print crossbody bag (the pattern du jour this fall), a handcrafted brass cuff from Soko, and Surface Handmade’s pearl terrazzo danglers for artistic flair.
Clockwise from top left: H&M Pattern-Weave Jacket ($50), Surface Handmade Double Pearl Terrazzo Earring ($88), Little Moon Petunia Jumpsuit ($178), Mango Slit Leather Ankle Boots ($100), Soko Unda Cuff Bracelet ($88), Madewell The Slim Convertible Bag in Leopard Calf Hair ($138)
“Oh, you fancy, huh?” For a bewitching wedding guest look that’s ready-to-fête, allow shimmer and ladylike details inspired by kira-kira to work their magic. When teamed with flattering black tie-waist trousers and sexy lace-up steppers, this Alice + Olivia metallic striped turtleneck will practically be unstoppable. Ground your look with a pop of pink and a pair of sparkly cubic zirconia cluster studs.
Clockwise from top left: Alice + Olivia Roberta Metallic Pullover ($285), Kate Spade Bright Ideas Cluster Studs ($58), Alexa Chung Enamel Wavy Hairpin ($145), Wilfred Jallade Pant Long ($128), & Other Stories Lace Up Heeled Sandals ($125), Pop & Suki Take Out Bag in Pink ($285)
Command attention without outshining the bride in this hauntingly beautiful midnight blue embroidered lace dress from Rebecca Taylor that’s fit for a princess. A borrowed-from-the-boys corduroy blazer goes with any outdoor ceremonies or receptions. Party on with an extra AF sequin bucket bag and brass star drop earrings for a dose of Old Hollywood glamour. We don’t typically play favorites, but these charming bow-adorned mules featuring a sensible kitten heel are pretty spectacular if we do say so ourselves.
Clockwise from top left: Rebecca Taylor Adriana Embroidered Dress ($595), Mondo Mondo Big Star Drop Earrings ($230), Mango Corduroy Structured Blazer ($150), M.Gemi The Lasso Mule ($278), Zara Mini Party Bucket Bag ($70)
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