Thursday, March 19, 2009

what to wear: a wedding photographer's dilemma

i think this will be the start of the "what to wear" series... friends so often call me wondering what would be appropriate to wear to certain events, and while i am in no way an expert, i have a lot of fun putting looks together for various scenarios.
my dear friend from high school amanda emailed me last night wondering what i thought about gaucho pants...
amanda of orchard cove photography is a fantastic wedding/children/pets photographer (she shot our wedding!) and gets caught in the bind of being at formal weddings and needing to look appropriate while also being able to crawl on the floor, in the grass, etc. for the perfect shot.
here is my solution, two outfits that can easily go from day to night...

the first option would be a black tunic- my personal favorite is this super affordable american apparel version.
eileen fisher also makes a beautiful dress in this style.
in the summer, a simple tank would work perfectly underneath, and once the weather starts to cool, a 3/4 length white t-shirt will be equally as chic. 
black leggings are critical for ease and movement. 
add a hint of color with a bright bead necklace for a daytime affair or outside wedding or a simple strand of pearls for more of an elegant event.
i'll let you keep those black danskos (because i know how comfy they are to work in!), but be sure they are clean and buffed up... personally,  i would recommend the style with the back.
for a warmer weather look, a snazzy silk tank would be lovely.
pair it with a pair of super-easy, flowy, gaucho pants.

here's to a stylish wedding season!


Orchard Cove Photography said...

It is DEFINITELY time to shine up my Danskos - I also bought some cute French Sole flats so that could be another stylish option...especially their sloop style.

FUN post :)

Rob Strong said...

Hey Sarah! Got any advice for dudes? Black khakis make me feel like I'm back in middle school band. Are these these too informal? They're comfortable, and crucially, sneaky-quiet on old wood floors.


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