3.26.2011

Style Me Saturday: Hipster Wedding

Melissa is attending a wedding this summer and her friends are an fabulous artsy, hipster couple. She is worried she'd feel out of place in her typical girlie sundresses. She loves retro looks, Anthropologie, J Crew, Kate Spade, and Banana Republic. Her style icons would probably be Reese Witherspoon, Camilla Belle, and Rachel Bilson.

I sent Melissa a bunch of dresses and let her choose a couple to style. Here are the two dresses she chose, as well as how I would accessorize them. You can click on any image for more information!

This first dress is my favorite! Coral is huge for summer and I love the fun addition of some feather and chain earrings.

This second dress she chose was more of a challenge - the dress fits Melissa's girlie, retro style but she was wondering how to make it fit in at the wedding she'll be attending. I personally feel when dressing for any occasion you should try to stay true to your style, otherwise you'll never wear the item again (and definitely won't feel comfortable in it) - it's an event, not a costume party! This dress is perfect for Melissa because it's her style (meaning she'll want to wear it again) and she can change it up a little with accessories to make her feel more a part of the hipster crowd. I paired this classic dress up a little with some modern accessories, a sleek gladiator wedge and some thick crystal adorned hoops. (These shoes also caught my eye if you want something a little less chunky.)

2 comments:

Sherry Jarwin said...

I love the edgy look of the second one. BUT - the coral dress is so spot on trend I think I would mash up and do the black shoes with the coral dress. Either way, individually or mashed up, BEAUTIFUL!!! Great job.

J @ The Look 4 Less said...

Sherry - Love that idea as well!!