Looking for some fashion inspiration? Well, I have amazing news for you! The Wedding A-List has teamed up with stylist extraordinaire Kathryn Duncan, who is going to be picking out the coolest, most stylish looks for any occasion. In a regular series of guest blog posts, Kathryn is going to be tackling every possible wedding related fashion dilemma and sharing her expert picks from the high street.

Kathryn is an Edinburgh based personal stylist and jewellery designer. Having worked for celebs from Leona Lewis to J-Lo (yep, actual J-Lo!) she now offers affordable, bespoke personal styling to get you looking and feeling your best. She offers services including personal shopping trips where she'll help you nail your personal brand and find the perfect new outfits, to wardrobe edits where she gets your existing wardrobe working for you - clearing out the trash and styling exciting new looks from the key pieces you already own (OMG I NEED THIS!). Whether you need an outfit for a specific occasion or have just lost your style mojo and need to breathe a new lease of life into your wardrobe,Kathryn is the woman for the job. And she's utterly lovely too so you'll have a blast working with her! Don't worry if you're not Edinburgh based either, as she offers a brilliant online shopping service for clients further afield!

Not only is she a genius personal stylist, Kathryn is also a talented jewellery designer - so if you need the perfect accessory check out Kathryn Duncan Jewellery for beautiful gold plated, sterling silver pieces with gorgeous gemstones and semi-precious stones.

Anyway, today Kathryn is tackling the tricky subject of what to wear to a summer wedding. Whether you're heading to a chic city wedding, a festival themed wedding extravaganza or a beautiful country wedding, Kathryn has picked the perfect looks to make sure you'll be the best dressed guest at any wedding! Over to Kathryn...

It’s officially summer. Finally, after months of grey, damp cold, it’s time to rip off that cardigan and bask in the glorious sunshine (make the most of it!). Of course, with the summer season being the most popular to tie the knot, you probably have at least one wedding to attend over the coming months. Are you dusting off a pile of save the dates and invites with a furrowed brow and increased sense of panic? Yes, weddings of loved ones are the most joyous of occasions, full of celebration, fun and hope, however, they can also be completely anxiety inducing - and not just for the bride.

Undoubtedly you’ll be meeting friends and family you haven’t seen for years, and yes, there is a strong possibility your ex will be there with his new girlfriend. It’s imperative that you not only look good in your chosen apparel, but you feel good too. In other words, your outfit and wedding style need to be on point. It’s super challenging to hit the right note and even tone with wedding outfits. Your outfit has to be daywear appropriate, yet dressy enough to celebrate the occasion, but sexy and evening are out - so nothing too short or revealing. With that being said, you also want to look as stunning as possible – without upstaging the bride of course! Just to throw another crux in, the traditional wedding seems to be becoming a thing of the past. No longer requested to arrive at the church no later than 9am, your invites might ask you to dance all night at a festival themed wedding, walk barefoot on a Tuscan beach or climb a mountain for the ceremony at the top. Millennials are famous for their innovative ideas!

How do you even begin to tick all those boxes with one outfit? Fear not! With an overwhelming amount of colourful options available on the high street, I’m going to help you filter through the chatter and noise, provide some clarity, and some hopefully inspiring wedding guest outfits. They won’t all be floral, I promise!

City wedding

Summer in the city can be tough to dress for (shorts is my scary word!) - negotiating the heat and pollution whilst still looking cool and chic. So how do you dress for a stylish summer wedding in the city? I would say this setting allows you to be edgy and fashion forward and show off some less traditional wedding attire.

This is the perfect excuse to push the boundaries and try an empowering pantsuit. Two great options from my high street saviour Mango, in gorgeous summer sorbet shades -

Double breasted structured blazer in light/pastel purple, £69.99, Mango

Modal suit trousers in light/pastel purple, £35.99, Mango

Modal blend suit blazer in khaki or burnt orange, £69.99, Mango

Modal suit trousers in khaki or burnt orange, £35.99, Mango

Dresses can reflect your rebellious, edgy side (not a floral in sight!). I love this Topshop polka dot puff sleeve dress -

Puff sleeve polka dot mini dress, £49, Topshop

Team with bright and eye-catching accessories for a bold statement, like these jewel green drop earrings from independent designer, Alexandra Alberta -

Lexington Green Chalcedony Earrings, £290, Alexandra Alberta at Wolf & Badger

Festival Wedding

A festival theme is such a happy and fun theme I wouldn’t hold back when it comes to your look! Be as bright and colourful as possible and compliment the celebratory, party vibe with your outfit.

I adore this bright take on a floral print with this maxi dress from & Other Stories -

Floral printed dress, £89, & Other Stories

Sequins make for a great playful wedding option. Topshop have reinvented floral print with these 90’s style sequin dresses. The soft silver and bronze make them a perfect option for a festival themed wedding -

Petite embroidered bronze cowl bodycon dress, £29, Topshop

Mirrored flower sequin slip dress, £36, Topshop

If there’s ever an excuse to wear flowers in your hair it’s a festival themed wedding. I love these ASOS floral accessories for some whimsical romance -

ASOS DESIGN occasion cream faux leather floral headband, £8 in sale (full price is £12), ASOS

Dark Bloom blossom clip, £15, Her Curious Nature at ASOS

Country Wedding

Compliment the idyllic setting of summer countryside wedding with these Topshop (never fails) takes on traditional floral prints. Look for interesting fabric combinations and embellishment for an updated country wedding. These Topshop dresses combine embroidery with mesh, un-matching floral embellishment with a gorgeous rose print. There’s no need to be a wallflower!

Rose print dress, £125, Topshop

Midi flower mesh dress, £95, Topshop

To find out more about Kathryn Duncan, check out her website or follow Kathryn Duncan Stylist and Kathryn Duncan Jewellery on Instagram.


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