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Wedding Guest Outfit for Summer 2013

Wedding Guest Outfit 2013 Wedding Guest Outfit 2013

Wedding Guest Outfit for Summer 2013

Summer is traditionally the time of weddings, strawberries and champagne, sunny days and fun filled nights. If you’ve been invited to a wedding or two over the coming months, you might be wondering what to wear. Perhaps you’ve looked in your wardrobe and it’s looking a little tired and jaded, or maybe you’d just like to treat yourself to something brand new and fashion forward to perk both you and your wardrobe up. In this article, I have selected the dress, the jacket, the bag and the shoes, all currently available at my-wardrobe.com, which will undoubtedly make you the best dressed guest around!

The Dress – Carven Red Lace Prom Dress

The Carven Red Lace Prom Dress is a red sleeveless dress with an overlay of transparent red mesh. This is evident with the sheer detail around the neckline and at the hemline. It’s a bold and beautifully coloured dress with a lightweight, twirly skirt that will really move when it’s time to dance, yet looks perfect for the day aswell, especially when teamed with a cream linen jacket (see below).

The Jacket – See by Chloé Heavy Cream Linen Jacket

Every girl needs a cream linen jacket in her wardrobe. It goes with so many things and can transform a party dress into a daywear dress with ease. This blazer style jacket from See by Chloé is made from a heavy linen fabric to keep summer chills at bay. It is a double breasted style with welt pockets and is fully lined. It will certainly help polish any day wear look and could even smarten up your workwear wardrobe too.

The Bag – Michael Michael Kors Pewter Python Antonia Clutch

I can’t think of an outfit that doesn’t go with this gorgeous pewter coloured metallic leather clutch from Michael Michael Kors. With pewter coloured hardware, the bag features five pyramid studs on the front, brand logo on the back and comes with a detachable chain shoulder strap. It also has a well organised interior, featuring a large interior pocket and six further smaller leather pockets.

The Shoes – Aperlai Paris Amerindien Python Cut Out Sandals

Oh, how I love these sandals. The heel is sexily high yet they can be worn all day thanks to the platform sole. The combination of python print and bright red leather is eye catching and the cut out detail architecturally stunning. They add perfect sophistication to any outfit and look particularly good teamed with red and shades of black and grey. Whilst I’ve chosen them to go with the lovely Carven dress, they look equally good teamed with skinny jeans and black leather trousers.

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Paris Fashion Week 2013

Red Valentino Drop Waist Taffeta Dress Red Valentino Drop Waist Taffeta Dress

Carven Red Bandage Dress Carven Red Bandage Dress

In celebration of Paris Fashion Week, which at the time of writing was on day 9 of displaying the latest trends for Autumn Winter 2013, my-wardrobe.com have collected together a selection from the French designers on the site, to enable you to perfect your Parisian inspired look for Spring 2013.

French designer ranges featured include styles by:

  • APC
  • Carven
  • Chanel Vintage
  • IRO
  • Paul & Joe Sister
  • Red Valentino
  • See by Chloé
  • See by Chloé Shoes
  • Sonia By Sonia Rykiel

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Logo T-Shirt Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Logo T-Shirt

There are a lot of tempting styles – leather jackets by Carven and Iro, a gorgeous sexy floral dress from Red Valentino, a fabulously French  logo Ooh La La t-shirt from Sonia by Sonia Rykiel and a sophisticated bandage dress from Carven, available in black or lipstick red.

Carven Paris Map Print Sandals Carven Paris Map Print Sandals

As for accessories, well you can really treat yourself with a genuine vintage handbag from Chanel. A purchase such as a Chanel bag doesn’t come cheap, but it should bring pleasure for many years.

If it’s shoes you crave, Carven have a range of shoes adorned with print, the most spectacular being the Carven Paris Map Print sandals, which team together blue leather and canvas and have a print of a map of Paris to the chunky heel and platform sole.

See by Chloé Nefta Sandals See by Chloé Nefta Sandals

Also check out the See by Chloé Nefta cut out peep toe sandals in electric blue suede. They’re a stand out style with a heel that’s not too high. The square toe gives the shoes a decidedly 1980s feel whilst the black piping emphasises the curves of the feet, for added sex appeal.

Sixties Style Designer Dresses

MSGM Graphic Raffia Dress MSGM Graphic Raffia Dress

Key Trends for SS 2013 – Sixties Style Dresses

One of the key trends for the new spring summer season is 1960s inspired dressing, as demonstrated by edgy monochrome, shift dresses teamed with  A-line cuts and trapeze shapes. Add into the mix peter pan collars and twee separates, together with bright graphics and geometric prints and enjoy the revisited 1960s styles which have been skillfully updated to look perfect for right now. They are indeed a breath of fresh air.

Here are some of my favourites:

MSGM Graphic Raffia Dress

This dress, pictured left, is a sleeveless mini shift dress in candy pinks and orange, with geometric lines and patterns combined to give a unique appearance. The panels are fun and the texture blocking adds this Italian brand’s cool style into the mix. Complete the look with dayglo sandals for evenings out, or tone down the dress for work with a black blazer and heels.

Goat Roxanna Wool Shift Dress Goat Roxanna Wool Shift Dress

Goat Roxanna Wool Shift Dress

Goat is famed for its quality wool shift dresses and the Roxanna in vibrant green wool crepe is certain to please. The trapeze shape gives the dress a decidedly 1960s look, and teamed with the square neckline and slightly lower square back, the dress is stylilsh and sophisticated, creating a timeless yet on trend  new season look. It’s a 24/7 dress, perfect for work, lunch, weddings, garden parties and evenings out.

See by Chloe Silk Shirt Dress

See by Chloe Silk Shirt Dress See by Chloe Silk Shirt Dress

The vibrant fuchsia See by Chloe Silk Shirt Dress, pictured left, has an all over cobra effect texture to the silk from which it is made, giving it exotic credentials and an amazing texture. The tie around the neck and defined waist make this a really flattering dress. Complete the outfit with neutral accessories and let the dress do the talking.

All these dresses are currently available from my-wardrobe.com.

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Just Cavalli Leopard Dress, Raoul Marilyn Red Bag and See by Chloe Suede / Leather Ankle Boots

Just Cavalli Leopard Print and Black Dress Just Cavalli Leopard Print and Black Dress

This look is a smart daywear / transitional look. The leopard print on the Just Cavalli dress adds glamour, the bright red of the Raoul Marilyn bag adds a focal point and the See by Chloé black ankle boots are a smart yet charming way to complete the look.

Just Cavalli Leopard Print and Black Dress

This Just Cavalli dress is a combination of a leopard print top with black accents on the inside of the sleeves and cuffs, teamed with a black pleated skirt.

The top of dress is made from a blended wool and modal fabric, with a contrast fabric for the skirt. It is drop waisted with long sleeves, and falls to above the knee. It simply pulls on to fit.

Raoul Marilyn Red Leather Bag Raoul Marilyn Red Leather Bag

Raoul Marilyn Structured Red Shoulder Bag

When wearing more neutral or darker colours, it’s sometimes nice to have an accessory that acts as a focal point, like eye candy, to draw in the eye, and that’s exactly what this structured red Marilyn bag by the designer Raoul does.

The bag is both stylish and functional, with three interior compartments, three interior pockets (one of which is zip fastening) and it fastens with a shiny silver turnlock fastening on the front. The straps are long enough for you to carry the bag over your shoulder, or you can carry it in your hands or the crook of your elbow if you prefer.

See by Chloé Suede / Leather Ankle Boots

These boots are slick and are a different take on the standard black ankle boot, featuring a partly suede and partly leather upper. The forefoot is made from black leather, featuring pointed toes and a hint of an eye catching gleam is provided with the silver metal insert at the heel.

See by Chloe black leather and suede ankle boots See by Chloe Black Leather and Suede Ankle Boots

These boots have a zip up fastening at the back and a mid height (10cm) block heel. They are comfortable and ideal for day long wear, yet step up to the mark when it’s time to party.

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