Are the invites for summer weddings and events beginning to arrive in your inbox? While having festivities to look forward to is always welcomed, it can sometimes follow with the stress of ensuring you have the wardrobe to match. We’ve put together a guide for summer wedding outfits and holiday fashion essentials that are both versatile and stylish, to see you through the season without blowing your budget. At Tor’s Thrifty Store, we’re all about helping you to evoke your style with pre-loved designer must-haves that are environmentally friendly, wallet-friendly, and have you looking sophisticated and chic.
When it comes to dressing for weddings, it’s important to consider the venue, weather, any dress code mentioned, as well as the regular dos and don’ts when it comes to formal engagements like avoiding white, anything too short or revealing, or anything that stops you from hitting the dance floor like uncomfortable heels. We recommend opting for wedding-appropriate looks that are still fun and flirty; color and patterns are a great way to achieve this. Let’s dive into the fashion essentials to invest in for both summer weddings and upcoming holidays!
STUNNING EMBELLISHED DRESSES
Would you usually describe your style as classic or minimalist? To inject personality and individuality into your wedding guest outfits and holiday looks, opt for dresses that feature embellishments. The added detail and interest could be in the form of embroidery, lace, or sequins and is a great way to amp up a monotonal look. The block color nature of these dresses makes them extremely easy to style with nude or black heels, your favorite clutch, and a blazer or jacket for the evening when attending weddings.
They will also come in handy for your holiday and summer escapes when you’re out at music festivals, catching up with friends, or exploring new destinations. When packing, coordinate these looks with sandals or wedge heels, a denim jacket, and tote or shoulder bags and you’ll be set for both casual or more formal outings.
GORGEOUS COLOURFUL DRESSES
The start of summer has us feeling a new lease on life, it’s time for our wardrobes to reflect the delight that comes with the return of the sun! Colorful and patterned dresses in all cuts and shapes are always a great addition to your summertime and wedding guest wardrobe. From mini dresses to A-line looks and maxi’s, our selection at Tor’s Thrifty Store will have you feeling elegant, feminine, and radiant. The best part about these beauties is they make you look ultra-stylish and put together without much effort. I love pairing these looks with an up do and natural makeup to let the outfit shine.
When it comes to accessorizing, don’t be afraid to go all out. For a simple dress like the Raey Bandeau Maxi, to change up the look and accent your silhouette for a wedding, add a belt on your waist with matching statement earrings and a clutch. Then when wearing the dress casually on your holidays or the weekend, keep the accessories minimal for a more relaxed look.
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STYLE AS SEPARATES
If you already own a knockout skirt or a fabulous blouse that you’re keen on styling for an upcoming event, we have the perfect separates to match! Choose one element of your outfit to be the statement and then style the rest of the outfit to complement. For example, if you plan on wearing a sequin skirt, keep the other elements of the outfit simple and understated to balance the eccentricity of the skirt. Likewise, if you are wearing a lace top or something that is heavily embellished, choose a skirt or pants that are more classic or streamlined.
Sets are also a wonderful fashion essential and investment for weddings and holidays as there are so many outfit variations you can create. With our Lover lace top and skirt set, you could wear them together for a wedding with either a statement shoe or necklace and then when it comes to styling it for your holiday or weekend outings, wear the set as separates. The top can be paired with a high-waisted leather skirt or the skirt with a white blouse or even a white tee with sandals to elevate your capsule wardrobe.
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ELEGANT CLUTCH HANDBAGS
No outfit is complete without a fabulous clutch handbag! Have you been dreaming of owning a designer handbag from your favorite fashion house for a long time, but struggle to justify the prices of buying it brand new? A major benefit of buying pre-loved designers is that not only is it environmentally friendly to shop consciously, but it’s also more affordable. Brands that may be increasingly less accessible with the price rises are purse-friendly when shopping pre-loved. As well as looking striking, a designer handbag is a fabulous investment as they are well-made meaning you will wear them for years to come, unlike their fast fashion counterparts that need replacing regularly.
At Tor’s Thrift Store, our selection of elegant clutch handbags ranges from hand-held bags like the iconic Alexander McQueen Skull Clutch Bag to the Chanel Reissue Top Handle Cross Body Trendy that has the benefit of the shoulder strap making it versatile for your holiday as well as looking glamorous paired with your wedding guest outfit. Opting for a clutch that is in a neutral, metallic, or pink tone makes it super simple to style with all your fashion essentials. That said, we also do love a statement clutch moment!
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SHOW STOPPING HEELS
Managed to organize your wedding guest outfits and holiday looks for the summer? Now for the finishing touch, the show stopping heels! Whether your outfits are statement dresses, flowy maxis, or cute sets, completing the styling with a pair of designer heels will have you feeling amazing. If you’re not one to shy away from the dance floor, choosing a pair of heels with support around your ankle will make you feel more comfortable so you can dance the night away. At Tor’s Thrifty Store, we have a stunning range from your favorite designers to make shopping a breeze.
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