browneyedstoner asked: I am on a college student budget and friends of mine from around Harrisonburg VA are getting married in October. I've never been to an outdoor wedding in the fall and I'm a little lost at what kind of dress and shoes to wear. Please help!
Harrisonburg! That’s near where I grew up. I love it there in the fall.
Anyway, for an outdoor fall wedding, I think you can go with a long sleeved dress and wedge pumps (so you don’t have heels sinking in the grass). You could also take a scarf or light jacket if it’s unseasonably cold. You could drape a larger scarf over your legs if they get chilly. If the wedding is during the afternoon (and not as the sun is setting), you’ll probably be fine without a layer.
(I don’t know the dress code or your budget, so apologies in advance if I miss the mark on one or both!)
This BB Dakota dress is $47 (from $88)—if you like fit-and-flares, this is a pretty option. I love this lace midi-length navy dress from ASOS ($57). Bluefly has a few sizes left of this crepe and lace dress ($58). If it’s a more casual, country wedding, this floaty dress from Altuzarra for Target could be fun ($55). If you want something more edgy, this VLabel dress from ASOS could be perfect for you ($59). This Saloni beaded cuff dress is a great color ($99 from $385).
Rent the Runway has a few long sleeved dresses too. If you want to go long, I love this Calvin Klein one ($70). It’s simple and elegant. Looking for bodycon? This navy/black dress ($65) would work. If you want a print, try this DvF one ($100).
As far as shoes, here are some wedge pumps under $75 from Nine West, Express, Steven by Steve Madden, Seychelles. And here are some from $75-$100: Enzo Angiolini, Neiman Marcus, Michael Michael Kors, Vince Camuto. If you’re looking for a super-budget pair, F21 has these for $17.80. Mango has a pair marked down to $40 as well.