Spring weddings are dazzling affairs that demand attention to detail—especially when it comes to accessorizing. As a woman over 50, you want to add a unique touch to your outfit that complements your style and personality. I have five tips to accessorize for a spring wedding that will help you feel confident and look fantastic. I’ll guide you through selections of jewelry, purses, scarves and shoes, and show you how to keep it simple yet classic. Get ready to turn heads and feel like a million bucks at any spring wedding event.
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Keep It Simple and Classic
To avoid looking overdone or cluttered at a spring wedding, it’s important to keep your accessories simple and classic. Stick to timeless pieces that won’t overpower your outfit and add just enough polish without going overboard.
It’s perfectly fine to wear a pretty floral dress to a spring wedding. But if I wear a floral I like to keep the lines clean and the accessories minimal but impactful.
Put On Your Dancing Shoes!
Whether you’ll actually be twirling on the dance floor or not, it’s important to wear shoes that are dance worthy. That means select shoes that are beautiful, feminine and graceful, but also comfortable.
A classic pump or wedge in a neutral shade will never go out of style and can be worn with a variety of outfits. But I love a metallic sandal or pump for a spring wedding. Just be sure to break them in before the big day to avoid any discomfort. And if you know the ceremony or reception will be outdoors, I suggest choosing a shoe with a block or wedge heel if possible.
Choose the Right Jewelry
To complete your perfect spring wedding outfit, it’s important to choose the right jewelry. Just like with your clothing choices, you want the jewelry to complement your style and personality while also enhancing your overall look without overpowering it.
When selecting jewelry for a spring wedding, it’s important to consider the event’s formality and the color of your dress. If you’re wearing a brightly colored dress, you might want to go for a subtle and simple jewelry set that won’t clash or compete with your dress. On the other hand, if your dress is a neutral or pastel color, you might want to opt for more colorful and bold jewelry pieces to add a pop of color to your outfit.
For a daytime spring wedding, you can keep it light and airy with delicate bracelets, small earrings, and a simple necklace. If it’s an evening wedding, you can go for more glamorous and flashy jewelry such as statement earrings, a bold necklace, or a stunning bracelet. However, it’s important not to go overboard with statement pieces and keep it tasteful.
Remember, the goal is to enhance your overall look, not to take away from it. The jewelry you choose should complement your outfit and reflect your unique style and personality. With the right jewelry, you’ll feel confident and look stunning at any spring wedding event.
Choose Your Handbag Wisely
You’ve carefully selected the perfect dress and jewelry for the spring wedding, but what about your purse? Your purse is more than just a functional accessory; it’s an opportunity to tie your entire look together. When choosing a purse for a spring wedding, it’s important to consider the size, color, and style.
You can carry a hand or shoulder bag that coordinates with your outfit or one that is more discreet and neutral. If I suspect I’ll be juggling a plate and cup while standing, I like to carry a shoulder bag or crossbody to a wedding. Otherwise, I love carrying a bejeweled clutch such as this one or this one to such occasions.
Add a Wrap for Color, Warmth and Texture
Once you’ve selected the perfect purse, don’t forget to add a wrap for warmth and texture. A wrap is a versatile accessory that can be worn in a variety of ways to create different looks. Choose one that complements your outfit and adds a touch of personality to your look.
To keep your overall look simple and classic, consider opting for a solid-colored scarf in a complementary hue. This will add just enough visual interest without overwhelming your outfit.
Be sure to check out my blog post on What to Wear to a Brunch, Shower or Tea for additional dresses and and accessories. You may also like the selections in the post, What to Wear to a Sacred Celebration this Spring.
Bonus Tip – Keep Your Makeup Polished and Feminine
A spring wedding is certainly an occasion that calls for a little extra sparkle and shine. Don’t be afraid to add a little shimmer eyeshadow just above the pupil and an extra coat of mascara. But keep your makeup soft and polished otherwise. Choose a lip color that compliments your dress and your complexion, but not one that will overpower or look worse for the wear as the event progresses. And make sure you nails are polished and manicured for the event, too.
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8 thoughts on “How to Accessorize for a Spring Wedding”
Beautiful dresses for spring weddings Glad it comes in a petite.. I went to Talbots yesterday and found a beautiful bright and bold wrap dress in their store. Bought it in the regular size, Not their petite size and was perfect in length. Though I am only 5’3, I am Long waisted and and pants in Petite Don’t fit me in the rise right? I can sometimes do petite dresses though. These dresses are so pretty on you.
Pretty dresses…but I’m less confident in florals. I recently received a catalog from Soft Surroundings and they had some lovely dresses that were so modern looking and age appropriate – without the ruffles and busy floral prints. It made me wonder why bloggers (I subscribe to 6) don’t feature anything from SS?
Hi Julie, I have featured and worked with Soft Surroundings in the past, but as of right now we can’t link to them through any of the affiliate programs we work with. There are several retailers I’d love to feature, such as Soft Surroundings and Garnett Hill, but I find it not very business smart to do so. Occasionally I do, just because I like the clothes. But in the end I stick mostly with brands I can share through my affiliate programs. Just keeping it real.
Thank you for these ideas and all the pretty dresses. Do you have opinions about when women should wear their hair up? For those of us with longer hair, should we put it up for a formal occasion? Evening occasion? It seems more elegant somehow. Any ideas for what to wear in the hair? Barrettes? clasps? pins? jewelry? As always, thank you for your thoughts.
HI Barbara, I do think an updo is beautiful if possible. But I don’t think there are any rules, so to speak. It’s certainly nice to go the extra mile when possible. And I love seeing updos with small, dainty pins in the hair. I would probably keep it minimal and elegant.
Pretty dresses and love your hair straight as well.
Regarding your BFMD, ironically i just read a news clip about a young worker killed by a disgruntled customer, also young and in her 20’s.
If only she would’ve exercised the restraint you speak about here today, that young man would still be alive.
Stories like this weigh heavy and we need to continue to pray that mankind will look up in times of confrontation and away from the eyes of the enemy🙏
Thank you for showing us some lovely options for weddings. What’s your advice on hosiery? Bare legs or nude stockings? Thanks!
I do a little of both. If you wear hose, keep them as sheer as possible and nude, not suntan or taupe or anything. But if it all possible I do think bare legs looks more modern.