Spring wedding season means it’s time to tap into those mad sartorial skills and start working on a killer lineup of wedding guest getups. Putting together an outfit that lets you push the style envelope without outshining the bride (nearly impossible, but still something to consider) can be tricky, but sticking to the straight and narrow definitely isn’t necessary. Pants offer the perfect way to take your tie-the-knot attire to the next level. It’s a chic, unexpected move that translates effortlessly IRL, and it’ll fast become your go-to look for all those blissful affairs. Get inspired by the seven outfits below and prepare to greet the spring wedding season in style.
Here’s how you wear your favorite pair of work pants to your BFF’s wedding. The secret to making it feel “I do”-appropriate is all in the styling. Balance out the structured bottoms with a crisp white blouse and modern cut out sandals for a serious helping of sophistication. Complete the look with a colorful collar necklace and sleek black cutch for a cohesive feel.
You can’t go wrong with a palette of black, blush and rose gold hues. Look to sharply tailored separates with architectural elements to keep the classic colors feeling current. A cold shoulder crop top with ruffled sleeves is equal parts flirty and fashion forward, while asymmetrically cut trousers further the outfit’s visual interest. Geometric extras are a must, and these minimalist hoops and half moon clutch (a spring 2016 runway hit) feel right at home in the mix.
Pull an Emma Watson and wear a dress-over-pants look to a semi-formal event and stand out from a sea of flowy chiffon frocks. A shimmery metallic dress has evening elegance written all over it and more than delivers on the glitz, while flared tailored trousers infuse the getup with a note of #girlboss edge. Play it cool with pointed-toe block heels in a funky floral print and an eye-catching neon clutch that boasts plenty of space for all the essentials (like the hundreds of tissues you’ll need to get through the ceremony).
Test drive an all-black ensemble for your next sophisticated urban soiree. Tuck an embellished top into the high-waisted trousers to streamline the look, then add a sleek metallic belt for added polish. Strappy tassel heels in a shade of siren red liven up the ensemble in two seconds flat.
One-and-done style, wedding edition: the wide-leg jumpsuit. The relaxed silhouette brings the drama — in a good way — and will keep everyone guessing as you walk through the room. Break up the look with a metallic belt and channel your inner diva with details like rose gold laser cut sandals and a quadratic cuff. Lend a note of playfulness to the ensemble’s It-girl aesthetic with a box clutch emblazoned with bold stripes in every color of the rainbow.
Flirty florals and dreamy lace combine forces for a romantic, laid-back look that’s perfect for casual celebrations. Weddings provide the perfect excuse to pile on the statement accessories, so liven it up with floral drop earrings and a glitzy box clutch.
Anytime is the right time to bust out a cape, and weddings are no exception. Start with a base layer of right-now culottes and a slinky silk cami in a shade of flirty feminine pink, then toss on a structured blazer-like cape for a 2016 take on the pant suit. Skip the statement necklace and finish the look with a body chain that will look bangin’ as you whip it on the dance floor.
Looking for more wedding inspiration that’s stylish in every season? Be sure to follow Brit + Co’s Tie the Knot board on Pinterest for more wedding inspo!