13 Ways to Wear Separates to a Late-Summer Wedding
In case you missed the memo, the summer wedding circuit is still in full swing. We can’t forget those Labor Day weekend weddings, now can we? But what’s a fashionista to do when she’s nearly exhausted her rotation of special occasion wear? Sorry, not sorry, but the same Grecian-inspired gown just isn’t going to fly. At this point, it’s too late in the year to be maxing out your fashion funds on something that’s going to be deemed “so last season” in a few short weeks. Not to fear, babes! Ahead, we’re spotlighting 13 wedding separates (think: silky camisoles, strapless bustier tops, and power suits for the modern woman) that are totes appropriate for every upcoming late-summer wedding.
You, golden ray of sunshine, you. Reach for this ruffled flute hem skirt that screams end-of-summer nuptials. Play it cool with a breezy wrap top and lace-up gladiators for a look that reads modern-day Cleopatra.
Why not glean sartorial inspiration from Jenna Lyons, Blair Waldorf, or Carrie Bradshaw when determining what to wear for a Cinderella-inspired wedding?
Late-summer nights can be downright unpredictable at best. Take cover with this resort-ready kimono jacket that can be tossed over anything/everything come dusk.
Did someone say a wedding on a yacht in the Hamptons? It must be Labor Day weekend. Pair this floaty gingham crop top with a white linen skirt and lace-up espadrilles for a look that’s in line with the seafaring dress code.
Just a reminder that you’ve got options. Rock this abstract print bustier top with wide-leg pants for a chic ‘70s-inspired co-ord, or team it alongside a floor-grazing white maxi for a look that’s straight-up goddess.
Oasis Paperbag Pant ($64): When you’re an aspiring HBIC, you make due with a millennial pink power suit. The best part? These roomy paper bag trousers are practically an open invitation to eat. More. Cake. #Priorities
Swap out the standard old column dress for a swishy accordion pleat skirt that commands attention. For simplicity’s sake, slip this shimmery desert coral stunner on with a slinky camisole and let that sneaky thigh-high slit do the rest.
For a last-minute destination wedding, switch out the beach cover-up and flip-flops for this navy bandeau-turned-halter top in disguise that’s chock-full of ocean breeze.
It’s 2017 — surely, you can get away with flouncy flares inspired by your fave salsa dancer emoji. Dial up the drama like “whoa” with a neck-plunging bodysuit and ankle-strap steppers for a red haute entrance.
Allow this frilly navy tank to come through for the “I do.” Dress it up with a poppy printed midi skirt or pare it down with streamlined trousers for backyard nuptials.
File this ballet slipper pink top under what to wear for a black tie wedding at an old estate. When teamed alongside tailored black trousers and Swarovski chandelier earrings, dem ruffles are guaranteed to bring the drama (with a capital D) — just don’t steal the bride’s thunder!
Calling all Jane Austenites! BHLDN’s Victorian-inspired lace crop top is for you. For an ethereal ceremony in the countryside, allow a set of art deco-inspired pearl drop earrings to be your accessory du jour.
Lazy girls — skip the overly complex matching sets (none of this trying-too-hard business, now). This fuss-free floral wrap skirt can be styled alongside a simple tank and a denim jacket for maximum impact.