Spring Wedding Outfit + How to Style a Skirt and Top

how to style a skirt and top, strawberry chic, loft vine top, peplum skirt

how to style a skirt and top, strawberry chic, loft vine top, peplum skirt, what to wear to a spring wedding

how to style a skirt and top, strawberry chic, loft vine top, peplum skirt

how to style a skirt and top, strawberry chic, loft vine top, peplum skirt

how to style a skirt and top, strawberry chic, loft vine top, peplum skirt

how to style a skirt and top, strawberry chic, loft vine top, peplum skirt, spring wedding guest outfit

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It’s officially spring wedding season. I was never really into weddings until I became a bride myself, but now I’m so excited to attend them and see what my friends come up with!

For the last wedding I attended,  I tried to find an outfit at a few different Atlanta malls for the occasion. I never settled on one because I didn’t really want to buy a dress for an occasion I’ll only wear once.  Granted, I have more weddings coming up, but I knew I wouldn’t want to re-wear the same dress to them because, #Instagram.

 

I decided to go with my go-to combination pairing a top and skirt. Going with this lets you have so much more depth in your wardrobe because you can always pair them differently and I won’t feel like I’m re-wearing the same dress again.  I can wear this top with white jeans, a different skirt, denim shorts in the summer, or even to work. By the way, I think you can get away with sizing down in this shirt. I’m wearing a small here but wish I purchased a xs.

 

While I was at this wedding a few people asked me if I was wearing a dress or if it was two separate pieces. A friend said she has so many skirts but never the right tops for them and vice versa. So today, I wanted to share my tips and some inspiration to make the top and skirt combo work for you!

 

Pick one that’s patterned: either the top or the bottom, but not both unless they’re the exact same print from the same line. Florals are always a good option for a spring wedding.

 

Find a skirt that fits higher up on your waist; I always wear skirts at the narrowest part of my waistline. It’s very flattering and doing so will also give you the illusion of longer legs! Tip: you may need to size down if you wear it at your natural waist.

If you’re not sure, still try it on! I didn’t think this top would work with this skirt, but it was the best option in my closet so I tried it on and loved how it turned out.

 

Always tuck it in to define your waist: I love this trick because you’re guaranteed some shape at the smallest part of your waistline.  Tucking tip: I always pull my top down completely through the bottom of my skirt to take away some of the bulk at the waist. The only time I don’t tuck in the top is if I’m wearing a bodycon skirt and I want to cover my backside. If your shirt isn’t looking right, you can also try wearing a belt with it.

Picking a skirt: Since it was a day wedding, I didn’t want to wear a pencil skirt because it would look too much like work wear. A midi skirt would have been cute, but it would have looked really unbalanced with this somewhat flowy top. I went with a shorter (but still wedding appropriate) skirt to give me a little more shape. I would definitely not recommend wearing a tulle skirt to a wedding, otherwise, I’m all about them. I wanted to buy this skirt for the occasion but it was online only and I wouldn’t get it in time.

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xo Amanda John

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14 Comments

  1. This is such a pretty outfit and a fun alternative to the traditional dress everyone wears to a wedding! I love the pretty blush pink!

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  2. This outfit is so cute and your shoes are amazing!!!
    Xo, Kelsey | http://www.petiteinherpearls.com

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  3. TiffaniAnn wrote:

    Such great advice on how to style the skirt and top together…and we all love a smaller waist 🙂 And, can we chat about your ankle straps…how ADORABLE are those?!?! Perfect amount of a bling to wear to a wedding!!

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  4. LOVE this look! Especially your top!

    -Kat
    http://www.katwalksf.com/

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  5. Girl, this look is amazing. SO obsessed and love the skirt with this top!
    xx
    Lauren

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  6. Stesha wrote:

    such a gorgeous look, I love those heels!

    xx,
    Stesha
    http://www.classicandbubbly.com

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  7. ] wrote:

    Love the floral top! Such a cute spring look!

    xo, Steph
    http://www.urbanblonde.com

    Posted 4.3.17 Reply
  8. This outfit is so pretty! Pastels looks really great on you!

    Posted 4.4.17 Reply
  9. Love this look and all of your tips!

    HashtagFabLife

    Posted 4.4.17 Reply
  10. Great tips!! I've been tucking in my shirts more! Love this look xo

    Posted 4.4.17 Reply
  11. Mae Nunez wrote:

    These are great tips! I love how you styled your top and skirt. Both pieces are amazing on their own but they look perfect together.

    xo, Mae // http://www.maeamor.com

    Posted 4.4.17 Reply
  12. This is such a gorgeous spring outfit!!!

    Posted 4.4.17 Reply
  13. This look is so pretty! Love your top!!

    cristin | http://www.thesouthernstyleguide.com

    Posted 4.5.17 Reply
  14. I've been eyeing this top! I love it styled with a blush skirt. So cute!

    Xo Mindy http://www.amixofmin.com

    Posted 4.10.17 Reply

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