Winter always seems to last so much longer than the other seasons of the year. But spring is just around the corner, and we might finally feel the chill thaw away to a fresher feeling.
What are you plans for the spring? It’s a popular time for big events, so maybe you’ve been invited to an exciting spring wedding. If you need a little help planning your outfit, don’t fret. We’ve teamed up with premium retailer of ladies’ high waisted jeans, Trilogy Stores, to create the following spring 2019 wedding outfit guide.
The trends for spring 2019
There are a few key trends set to bloom in spring this year. Many of these trends will apply to both men and women, so it’s worth taking a look at these first:
- Coral colours — Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2019 is ‘Living Coral’, so expect to see this warm, pastel hue cropping up in fashion and in wedding trends throughout the year. It’s certainly going to see its moment during the springtime, with its blossom-evoking undertones. Think coral-coloured ties to add a splash of colour, or coral shawls to cover-up against the cold.
- Minimalism — After chasing highly-embellished dresses, wedding trends are set to cool down to a more sleek, minimal look thanks to the Meghan Markle effect. Guests can take note of this too, and embrace the ‘less is more’ mentality for their outfits.
- Eco-friendly themes — Sure, the idea of florals for spring brings the cutting tone of Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly to mind, but florals will certainly fit the eco-friendly theme set to take hold of weddings across the country. Couple this with some eco-friendly shopping and the minimalism trend and you’ll have crisp, smooth look without fiddly synthetic embellishments.
Crafting the perfect women’s outfit
Use these trends to help build your spring wedding guest outfit. Florals, as mentioned, are a tried-and-true essential for spring. You can opt for large or small floral prints; both are absolutely on-trend, and it’s just down to preference. Add in a little pastel pizzazz too! Opt for floral prints that use a shade close to the ‘Living Coral’ shade that’s set the theme of 2019 to make an effortless nod to the current trend. You can use this for dresses, skirts, shirts, or even as an accent with a coral-coloured accessory, like a thick bangle or coral-gemstone earrings.
Don’t feel that you must restrict yourself however. If you’re not a fan of dresses, an elegant jumpsuit can look so sophisticated, and it’s set to be a big trend at weddings throughout 2019. Wedding Wire are calling it a ‘fashion-forward style’ for guests, and the best part is that they can be dressed up or down to adapt to pretty much any dress code! When picking a jumpsuit, keep the shape simple and avoid too many embellishments for a really streamlined look. There’s also the catwalk-hot trend of coloured tailoring — that is, two-pieces sticking to one colour, in loose and light materials ready for spring. Nod to Pantone’s Colour of the Year with a pastel two-piece and you’ll have yourself the perfect spring wedding outfit.
Pair a flowing floral wrap-top with a demure, black skirt for an easy springtime smart outfit. Keep your shirt looking formal with a pick from designers such as Rixo Clothing matched with a sophisticated pencil skirt.
Square-toed shoes are a trendy pick for footwear. In particular, square-toed satin flats are having their moment on the catwalk and on social media, and they make a great addition to your springtime wedding outfit.
Now, you just need a finishing touch to complete your outfit. A top tip to make any outfit look elegantly and effortlessly put together is to consider a matching bag and shoes combo. Pick a colour, material, pattern, or all of the above and blend them through your women’s court shoes and bag to really tie up your outfit nicely.
Crafting the perfect men’s outfit
In recent years, we’ve seen a much more relaxed tone to menswear at weddings. But according to Brides Magazine, this is set to take a sharp U-Turn back to the classic expectations. That means a much more tailored look, and absolutely no to jeans and t-shirts, even if it’s a ‘casual’ dress code! Of course, as a guest, you don’t need to match the groom’s three-piece suit, but it can be a good option for layering. Spring can be a tricky one to predict, and a three-piece suit will let you add or remove layers as needed without compromising your look.
Pair suit trousers with a high-quality white shirt for an easily sophisticated look. Avoid a white jacket though, as you don’t want to be seen as trying to outshine the groom! Instead, opt for a light blue jacket to bring out the spring feeling. If you want to make sure your outfit is catwalk-approved, pick a double-breasted jacket — it’s set to be all the rage in spring this year, with the likes of Louis Vuitton and Burberry both showcasing their versions on the runways recently.
There are a few things you definitely shouldn’t wear to a wedding, so even if you’re blessed with good weather, don’t strap on those sandals! Instead, opt for a pair of smart black derby shoes — they go with pretty much any outfit, and are light enough to be comfortable if it’s sunny, and sturdy enough in the weather turns grey.
Select your accessories to highlight the current trends. A pastel-coral tie or pocket square can certainly pop for a springtime feeling. If you’re attending with a partner, this can be a cute way to match up without looking cheesy if you both have an accessory with the same colour on.
Make use of the above tips to make attending any spring weddings this year a breeze!