dreaming trees casual summer wedding look
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one dress, two ways | look one

hi, friends!
thought i’d try something new for this week’s post, so hopefully y’all dig it.  i got this beautiful grecian-inspired free people maxi dress for my friend mansi’s florida wedding a few weeks back, and i thought it would be a really fun blog series to show this one dress (or other piece) styled two different ways.

i have a lot of clothes, so i can’t always show it on the blog, but i don’t typically style anything the same way twice.  to me this is important because i need pieces that are extremely versatile in a way that works for me, because i get really bored with something if i only wear it the same way.  to me, that isn’t style.  so to get a bit better visual for y’all, i thought, why not take this beautiful dress and show them two simple, but different, ways to wear it!?  these photos were taken by chelsea rochelle, and we enjoyed wandering around residential areas while shooting.  special shout out to the owners of these beautiful modern townhomes, who did not yell at us to get off their lawn.

dreaming trees casual summer wedding look

dress- free people; bralette – free people; hat – janessa leone via council nashville; shoes – free people

what to wear to a summer wedding

the whole idea for this look was a way to style this maxi dress for a casual daytime summer event like an outdoor wedding, nice luncheon, or wine tasting with your girlfriends.  i chose this lovely light grey hat (seriously…it’s one of the most beautiful things i own) and a brown lace-up sandal with a heel to make it daytime appropriate but still elevated.  accessories can make all the difference with your outfit, so be cognizant of what you’re going for.  the dress is pretty dressy, so really with this look i am dressing it down.  for the wedding, i wore this for the black tie optional reception, and styled it with a small clutch and my givenchy wedges you saw here.  you could wear it with fancier shoes and accessories to take it to the next level, too, but my style is very casual (and the bride assured me i didn’t have to go all out).  i wore a dark bralette so it was less noticeable.

 dreaming trees casual summer wedding look

dreaming trees casual summer wedding look

dreaming trees casual summer wedding look

➶ details ➴

dreaming trees casual summer wedding look

dreaming trees casual summer wedding look

dreaming trees casual summer wedding look

stay tuned for next week’s second look, where i take it down a notch to a super casual level!

that’s a wrap, folks! ➸

many thanks for reading!

➳ alyssa

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