As summer waves its goodbyes, September rears its head heralding not just a change of season, but of trends too. And as those glorious last days of sunshine take their leave, so does the easy fashion of summer weddings.
Autumn nuptials are a whole other ballgame entirely, and if you’ve got lots lined up this fall, it’s a good idea to get thinking about your best guest outfits already.
With the sun bowing out for a while, replaced with drizzle and gusty breezes, now you’ll have to think about more than which dress or suit to throw on; serious planning is required.
For a start, you’ll probably need a cover-up, but is it wedding appropriate?
Can your attire withstand showers (that’s a no to your fave sheer number then)?
What colours will go best with golden leaves and greying skies?
Blue is going to be a big hit in AW17, and navy always looks smart.
And just because the summer’s gone, doesn’t mean you can’t wear florals; go for petal pattens in rich shades and jewel tones for some seasonal variation.
Finally, if you’re a glasses wearer, it’s a good idea to bear in mind how your outfit will go with your specs.
But, if it’s time for some new ones, then we can’t think of a better set of criteria for choosing your new pair than matching with your formal wear for the season.
Here are our top picks for glasses to go with your Sunday best this autumn.
These chic glasses from Chloe are perfect for formal occasions.
The tortoiseshell pattern goes well with autumnal shades, with fawn and amber notes catching the light and giving warmth.
The gold metal nose bar adds elegance to these acetate frames, and further lends them to special occasions.
Bobbi Brown THE OLIVE
If you’re going for tailoring at the next wedding, team with these smart specs from Bobbi Brown for a polished finish.
The chunky black frame is broken up by gold temples, which lead to black temple tips for a complete look.
Blue is the colour of the moment, and these standout glasses from Dior aren’t likely to go out of style any time soon.
The quirky shape and winged detailing on the upper rim instantly catches the eye, while black embellishment from the upper edge round to the temples adds formality.
MICHAEL KORS MK8013 GRAYTON
These square Michael Kors glasses will look perfect in outdoor photos at autumn weddings.
The deep browns of the front frame add warmth, while the black temples provide a subtle contrast.
Paul Smith PM8255U KESTON
Stand out from the crowd with these Paul Smith specs.
Wear with a flowing maxi dress to really mix up your style and tap into the trend for geek chic specs with feminine attire.
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