Wedding season is in full bloom so take some tips from me about how to find an outfit already in your closet and how to get away with wearing white as a guest!
I love the challenge of dressing for a special occasion. Weddings are like the ultimate test of my skills because they often come with restrictive dress codes and a lot of people to
impress not offend.
The last wedding I attended three years ago found me wearing a nod to vintage and I was hoping to capture that same magic. Unfortunately, that lilac dress is no longer in my closet so I really had to get creative.
After searching through every thrift, consignment, and retail store within a 2 hour radius, I finally found myself in front of my closet and decided to re-style something I already owned. That is The Outfit Repeater way, right?
This thrifted floral dress is absolutely everything I had been looking for except I was scared to wear it because of the white base. There’s some long standing rule about wearing white to a wedding so I figured I could try to work around that.
Thankfully this dress has a black & gray floral motif which helped distract from the fact that it’s white. I added a thin belt to change the way I’ve styled it in the past (as seen here) and the lace moto jacket was both a personal style choice and for practicality because it was an outdoor wedding.
I felt really BA and comfortable the whole time + even got some compliments on my outfit. There was no competing with the gorgeous bride, obvs, but I felt really well dressed as far as ordinary guests go.
So if you’re going to a wedding but have nothing new to wear; don’t despair! Just accept it as an opportunity to get really creative in your own closet and find new ways to accessorize old clothes. You can do it!!
Thrifted dress and shoes, $3 total
Gifted belt and necklace
Monroe and Main lace moto jacket, c/o (old)
Wet’n’Wild lipstick in Mauve Outta Here