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.
1. LOÉIL Martyna Skirt ($186): 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.
2. J.Crew Tulle Ball Skirt ($198): Why not glean sartorial inspiration from Jenna Lyons, Blair Waldorf, or Carrie Bradshaw when determining what to wear for a Cinderella-inspired wedding?
3. House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Yoselin Maxi Bed Jacket ($198): 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.
4. Madewell Gingham Tier Top ($60): 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.
5. Finders Keepers Mercurial Bodice ($130): 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.
6. Oasis Fluted Sleeve Blazer ($79) + 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
7. The Jetset Diaries Primavera Maxi Skirt ($201): 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.
8. Solid & Striped Staud Baia Convertible Cotton-Seersucker Top ($70): 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.
9. Nasty Gal That Takes Flare of That Ruffle Pants ($50): 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.
10. Paper Crown Desert Lily Tank ($142): 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.
11. Fame and Partners The Kling Top ($179): 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!
12. BHLDN Cleo top ($80): 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.
13. Reformation Lucia Skirt ($178): 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.
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