Sadly, I have only had the privilege of attending one wedding in my life—when I was five. But I’ve heard, from my lucky friends that have been invited to many weddings, that summer is the time in which many are attended. While I was watching a ceremony on the beach from afar, I of course was thinking of what I would wear to such an affair if anyone ever invited me. An event like this would call for the ensemble to be formal, yet casual, cool, and comfortable. Oh, and something simple so you are not even the slightest bit close to outshining the bride! I came across this Fashionista and instantly thought she was wearing the perfect outfit for a summer wedding (or any summer formal event for that matter). Her black mini dress is always an appropriate go-to for any formal occasion, and can easily be updated to take it from day to night. The halter neckline is chic and simple, exposing her tanned shoulders and adding a unique element to the dress. Made of a thin, silky material, this mini allows for breeziness in the heat, while the shine makes the outfit dressier. The skinny tan belt wrapped around her waist provides structure and definition to the flowy dress, in addition to playing to the neutral trends of the season. Lastly, nothing says summer like naturally wavy hair worn to one side, as this Fashionista beautifully demonstrated. While many may argue that heels or wedges must be worn with an outfit like this to an event, I would say that a pair of elegant sandals are more than fitting; metallic gladiators or even embossed flats could easily be on par with dress code.
If you have a formal event to go to in the summer, assemble an outfit similar to this Fashionista’s. A draped halter dress from Shopbop is classy and sexy, especially when worn with a brown woven belt similar to the one I found at Urban Outfitters. Simple silver or gold metallic woven sandals such as from Piperlime are perfect for any summer occasion and allow for comfort and sophistication.