What should I wear to a casual wedding?

What should I wear to a casual wedding?

With wedding season beyond being in full swing, you’ve probably been invited to your fair share of casual, outdoor ceremonies. While normally you would reach for something more formal for the occasion, these events call for looks that are a little more laid-back. But how do you make sure you keep it cool while not overdoing your outfit?

Celebrity stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott provide their valuable advice, below!

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    A Chic Jumpsuit

    This is a look that’s playful, but can be great for a wedding. Go for silky fabrications that drape, and pair it with a dressier shoe and nice accessories. 

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    A.L.C. Landon Viscose-Blend Jumpsuit ($451)

    The side cutouts on this sleke black jumpsuit add just the right amount of sex appeal.

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    Parker Lerroy Jumpsuit ($297)

    For the bold: try one in a vivid cobalt shade.

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    Helena Quinn Strapless Jumpsuit ($273)

    For a late afternoon wedding with festivities that go on well into the evening, drape a chic jacket across your bare shoulders.

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    Proenza Schouler Fuchsia Suede Small Lunch Bag Clutch ($765)

    We love the statement-making color of this little bag.

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    Bionda Castana Lana Pumps ($765)

    If Kate Bosworth likes these, it's good enough for us.

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    A Maxi Dress

    Everything feels more casual with flats, so don’t be afraid to pull out a more dramatic dress, then dress the look down with simple accessories that are more daytime-appropriate. A nice, flat strappy sandal and your everyday layers of simple necklaces and dainty earrings is perfect.

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    Reiss Cassini Maxi Dress ($475)

    This black maxi dress is simultaneously elegant and casual enough to wear to a daytime affair.

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    ASOS Maxi Dress in Palm and Floral Print ($95)

    We love the flowing skirt on this dress.

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    Zimmermann Strapless Drape Maxi Dress, Available in Black ($455)

    The body-con bodice on this dress makes it ultra-feminine.

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    K. Jacques Strappy Flat Sandals ($130)

    A simple way to dress up flat sandals: buy a pair in metallic.

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    Jennie Kwon Diamond Ear Cuff ($695)

    A much prettier, daintier take on the popular ear cuff trend.

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    Jennifer Meyer Gold Je T'aime Pendant Necklace ($675)

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    Melissa Joy Manning 14-Karat Gold Opal Earrings ($210)

    We're very into opals right now.

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    Modern Separates

    Pair a structured skirt with a cute top. Try a high-waisted flare skirt or sharp pencil, and tuck in a little tank or cap-sleeve top.

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    Nili Lotan Draped Camisole ($248)

    This camisole provides the ultimate in versatility.

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    By Malene Birger Luce Lace top ($395)

    The lace detailing in this blush top is ultra-girly, and we love it.

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    Torn by Ronny Kobo Lena Top ($176)

    The subtle ruffles on this blouse are a perfect complement to a pencil skirt.

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    Torn by Ronny Kobo Yulia Skirt ($186)

    The flare on the bottom of this skirt adds a touch of femininity.

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    An Undone Suit

    Style a relaxed trouser in a lightweight, dressy fabric with an easy camisole. Wear the look with a little feminine heel and a dressy clutch.

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    The Row Silk Linen Camisole ($230)

    The slight shimmer of this camisole is just beautiful.

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    Thakoon Pleated Crepe Trousers ($218)

    Every woman needs a solid pair of pleated trousers.

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    10 Crosby Derek Lam Pleated Silk Trouser in Black & White ($245)

    They say you can't wear white to a wedding—but black stripes make it totally acceptable.

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