What do I wear with this?
I was asked to an impromptu wedding this past weekend with only a few days notice. And after deciding if we should go or not (we said yes) I was faced with a dilemma many girls can relate to...what to wear when you have no time to shop. I'm beginning to realize that I should have a separate entry on this altogether but for the time being, suffice it to say, you should always have at least three great dresses hanging in your closet for times like this.
I do. And though mine happen to all be black I really do love them. I believe that when it comes to trustworthy options (through thick or thin waistlines and varying temperatures) these three are my answers. So I continually pull them out on various occasions. First off, yes it's ok to wear black to a wedding. Honestly, I'd rather tell girls to do that then don some sad floral dress with disappointing heels. At least with black you have options--colored pumps, fancy jewels, smashing clutch's. So please don't hesitate there.
What I do believe is a matter of importance--and something this entry is solely devoted to--are all the trimmings. When you wear black you're virtually a blank canvas so what you put with it takes center stage.
My perfect ensemble begins with a great pair of earrings. How about these graphic hearts by Betsy Johnson? Neutral enough they'll support any gold necklace (this one from Urban Outfitters is fantastic) especially if it's made out of lucite, black and gold. Following the jewelry is the bag. I love options so I always keep a few metallics on hand along with a nice, simple black clutch. This one from Etsy is fun and cheap!
Moving on from there come the shoes. You can never go wrong with something in gold, especially when it comes woven and textured. But if that's too flashy opt for something soft and sleek. I can't say enough about these taupe satin slingbacks from our favorite shoe king, Christian Louboutin. You can wear them alone in the summer or with tights in the winter.
Whether it's shoes, handbags, jewelry or the dress, the most important thing is that you buy something that'll last longer than a night. Having closet staples is important, but having ones you like to wear is even better.