The general consensus was – if you are comfortable – wear it! Afterall, it was supposed to be in the upper seventies that day, so the weather had a tinge of summer left in it. The question came down to how confident I was wearing it. And the answer to that question is obvious when you take into account that I emailed and talked to at least 10 different people seeking reassurance.
The last person I asked on the Friday before the wedding (emailed the above picture of the dress on a model) gave me the best advice yet – add a some fall accessories and you are good to go. It was so simple and yet I never thought of it!
The dress looks so summer, I was gonna accessorize it acccordingly – which in this case was sparsely, like the picture. So what exactly is a fall accessory? My thought was similar, but opposite, to my definition of a summer dress – darker colors and heavier.
Unfortunately, my newly ascribed “fashionista” girlfriend lives in Milwaukee, so we had to online shop together (not to mention I was at work, and driving to Michigan that night, wedding to follow the next day). We decided on a chunky necklace that has all the latest fall colors – olive green, the lighter green of the dress, and that rich purple that’s everywhere
which really made it pop. I also grabbed another more understated necklace that is a muted gold with a green stone maching exactly, and tehn a burnt orange, burnt red, and brownish/black earthy stones on it
. Both very fall. Paired with gold shoes (as opposed to the ivory ones I was planning on), and I had myself a classic fall/summer combo. Thank. You. Allsion.
In the end, both the summery look I was insecure about, and the fall/summer combo look I wore and was more excited about, would have been fine. The advice everyone was giving me echos a mantra I always tell myself (and tried to repeat to myself as my boyfriends father exclaimed “That dress is SHORT” as we were walking out the door!): You can rock anything if you do it with confidence.