Here are some ideas if you find yourself as a wedding guest and in need of some inspiration....
If a pretty dress is your thing these are really lovely investment pieces. When i spend money on a special outfit which requires more than the usual outlay (and i have never spent this much by the way - i know some of you will be wondering!) i always make sure that the piece i buy can be worn for multiple events. This strategy lessens the guilt and i'm all for unburdening.
Paul & Joe Swallow Printed Tea Dress Moschino Cheap & Chic Bow Front Boucle Dress £279.00 (Harrods) £499.00 (Harrods)
Not having been a dress person until quite recently my favourite choice would have always been separates. I like to know i can get several outfits out of one (it's that guilt thing again) so smart white trousers and statement tops are usually a winner (although i will admit to being in something of an 'all things romantic' mood at the moment so expect to see me wafting around in Maxi's with a title of Lady Chatterley's Lover this summer!).
Tibi Silk Crepe de Chine top - £150.00 (Net a Porter)
Delicate Donna Trousers - £87.00 (French Connection)
For a wedding or any other outing that requires a 'smart' edge or good dose of confidence boosting i like to strap on some statement shoes, probably the highest ones i can find because as my friends say, i do like to 'totter'. The strap is for safety and to avoid that awkward 'just walked out of your own shoes' moment (yes it's happened).
Once the event has passed i would head straight for the boots - as well as tottering about i like to stomp. A hang up related to my somewhat petite stature apparently.
These are some of my favourite heels. Clockwork from top left:
Elizabeth and James Minx Platform - £375.00 (ASOS)
Miss KG Dahlia Platform Suede Shoes - £85.00 (Miss KG)
Miss KG Eve Platform Heeled Court - £75.00 (Miss KG)
Report Signature Calyer Caged Platform Court Shoes - £260.00 (ASOS)
These boots are amazing - think white trousers roughly rolled up. I could stomp all day!
Oriana Tan - £110.00 (Jones the Bootmaker)
All that's left is a jacket or throw (or both).
Amalfi Linear Leaf Silk Print Scarf - £12.00 (Accessorize)
Extended Shoulder Leather Jacket - £250.00 (Whistles)
Leopard Print Scarf - £29.00 (East)