Grandma's Fashion Advice
Say GOODBYE to your grandma's fashion advice!
I see you clutching your pearls over there. This blog just took a turn for which you weren't prepared. Take a breath and hear me out. Some fashion advice should definitely be followed. For example, my grandmother always told me that you should wear clean underwear just in case you are in an accident. I'm gonna go ahead and say you should ALWAYS wear clean underwear, even if you aren't afraid some poor paramedic may have to cut off your dirty chones. Another classic- if you have nothing to wear, wear black. We can totally get behind that! Plus- your bridesmaids would also love it.
Others seem less relevant especially when trying to express your own personality or sense of style. Why should red heads never get to wear pink? If it's your jam to mix prints, why should you avoid it? If you want to wear boots in summer or sandals in the winter, why is it anyone else's business? You do you, boo!
And the whole no wearing white after labor day thing? Come on. Who even cares? Not us, that's for sure! Luckily for us in the white-dress-selling-business, neither do you!
While weddings have always been steeped in tradition, there is absolutely no reason why you can't use this day to mix it up a bit. Yup, you guessed it, I'm talking about metallics. I know. I know. This one is hard for a lot of people. But think of how much this opens up your wardrobe!
There is an old style adage- before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off. Ladies, if I look in the mirror and decide to take something off, it will be my bra. And I will be staying home. If I didn't want to wear it, I wouldn't have put it on in the first place (with the exception of the aforementioned bra). If Laney looks this amazing in a fascinator and a cape, you can definitely pull off the earrings. Don't worry what other people think. If you love accessories- rock it out!
One of the hardest parts about planning a wedding is not losing your voice. We listen to our mom about centerpieces. We listen to our sister about the color palette. We spend so much time trying to make sure that everyone will think it is beautiful and have a good time that we forget to make sure that WE like the way the big day turns out. So here is my fashion advice for your wedding: wear what makes you happy! That's it. Strut your stuff in those Chucks. Pose proudly in your chunky jewelry. Own your sombrero.