Feeling Beachy

I had a close friend of mine ask my opinion on what to wear to a beach wedding. And as much as I like to think I have a good sense of style, I am no expert when it comes to this department, so I enlisted the help of Jacy Overstreet to help me with this request. Not only is her fashion advice extremely valuable, but you all know I love a good partnership!

Hi guys! I’m Jacy Overstreet, and I blog over at Love, Lenore where I share my favorite outfits, shopping finds, beauty discoveries and more! Kristi and I were Chi Omegas together at Mizzou, and I love that she’s now blogging about something she loves as well. Kristi has gotten some requests for ideas on what to wear to a beach wedding, so she enlisted my help and I’m excited to be guest posting on here today!

summer-wedding-attireI think it’s natural to want to wear white on a beach, but as we all know, that’s a major faux pas at the majority of weddings. What you can go for is something that feels effortless and moves with the breeze. My dress is a couple of years old from Zara, but I think it’s perfect for a beach wedding because of the relaxed fit, movement of the skirt, and the delicate beading that gives it a special extra touch. I also like that it’s not too short. It’s almost always windier by the ocean, so one of my main tips would be to stay away from shorter dresses with skirts that can blow up. No one wants to be that girl! I also think a longer hemline feels more natural by the beach, so I love the idea of a midi or maxi dress, and you can’t go wrong with pretty dresses like this blush dress for $28, this pretty maxi in blue or this gorgeous dress with a ruffle detail. For a dressier beach wedding, I adore this unique lace dress or this fun black jumpsuit. If the beach wedding is out of the country or in a more exotic location, I love this dress for a more casual affair and this fabulous dress for a dressier one, and if you can take a bit more of a risk at the wedding, this dress is stunning.

For jewelry, I think one piece that makes a statement is perfect by the ocean, so go for a bold cuff bracelet or beautiful statement earrings in colors like gold, coral and turquoise. Shoes-wise, you will want to be as fuss-free as possible, so don’t wear stilettos like I am in these photos! I would go with a wedge or even a chic pair of lace-up gladiator sandals.

I hope that these ideas were helpful in planning for any beach weddings you have coming up! If you ever need help finding a dress or accessories for an event, feel free to email me anytime at lovelenoreblog@gmail.com! Thank you so much for reading, and thank you Kristi for hosting me today!   

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