It’s wedding season, and that means maximizing your wardrobe! If you have back to back weddings and don’t know what to wear, we’re here to help. I personally suggest creating a colour story. Lets say you have two destination weddings to go to, and need to pack just enough to look stylish yet wedding appropriate. Here’s what you do, start off with deciding what colours you’d like to wear. I recommend having two main colours with two complimentary accent colours. Below you can see two colour stories. I chose Blue and Orange as my main colours and white and gold as accents. The idea is that you can mix and match your accent colours with your mains.
Typically there are 3 events to every wedding, here are some looks to take you through those events. It’s always good to have one dress, one sari/ lenhenga and a bunch of separates like skirts, jackets, blouses etc. What pulls it all together are your accessories. Shoes should be kept neutral, or take two pairs that will work with both colours stories.
I find that if you plan what you are going to wear in advance, you land up being a more organized packer. Colour separating your choices just makes putting outfits together easy. Once you have packed what you are going to wear, leave room for some last min items. If you follow these simple rules it’ll make traveling and destination weddings a lot less stressful!
Many women ask me about when it’s alright to recycle your own wedding wear, I say wait for at least a year. Never wear your wedding dress or sari again, that’s a moment you want to treasure – once. The other saris and dresses can be worn to occasions where you are in a different friend circle, or even to a office soiree. Just remember, wear those outfits differently, change the sari blouse or accessorize with a jacket, make the dress/sari look different.
by Sue Castellino for MissMalini.com