Summer schedule fit to bursting with weddings? We hear you, and that means a whole load of outfit planning ahead. If you’ve already nailed your wedding guest outfit, high five – now it’s time to think about the accessories. If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect shoes, you’ll find them here and if it’s outfit-finishing arm candy you need, read on…
Chic Chain Straps
A mainstay in the wardrobes of chic women everywhere, there’s something about a chain strap that is simultaneously edgy and elegant and elevates the staple shoulder bag. Kurt Geiger’s cult 'Kensington' is the perfect example, carried by the likes of Olivia Palermo and countless street stylers. For wedding season, switch up the signature leather quilting for a tweed and brocade texture clash in a fusion of pastel and bright shades. Go bold and contrast with other vibrant hues like hot pink or let it pop against muted looks.
Carvela’s Sadie bag gives staple summer raffia a wedding-worthy upgrade courtesy of a metallic silver finish, while the luxe gold and pink 'Grappa' bag taps into one of the hottest shades of the season – if you’re into co-ordination, pair them with the matching block-heeled 'Grappa' mules. The perfect option when you struggle to edit your bag contents down to the ‘essentials’ but know that your everything-but-the-kitchen-sink everyday tote is definitely not an acceptable wedding accessory.
Make It Micro
Small but perfectly formed, SS18’s shrunken arm candy makes up for in impact what it lacks in size, and then some. Celebrities and style mavens are all over the dinky bag trend right now, and, while they may not be practical for everyday unless you’re an A-lister with someone else to carry those non-essential extras, they’re a no-brainer for weddings.
The Kurt Geiger 'Kensington' has been reimagined in pint-sized proportions, leaving just enough room for the things you really can’t leave the house without. If your wedding style is more classic, go for plush quilted leather in bright white and chic nude or subtly sparkly metallic lurex. Angling for best-dressed? Go maximal with a statement print. Pair the on-point polka dot Mini Kensington with a spotty skirt or dress or amp up your outfit with floral brocade and technicolour tweed.
A clutch may seem like the obvious wedding guest bag option, but ours aren’t your average clutches. In bight rainbow or luxe white and gold, the Kurt Geiger 'envelope' clutch is guaranteed to have everyone asking ‘where did you get that?’ Ditto the Kurt Geiger Party Envelope clutch, a sleek acrylic box style emblazoned with the slogans ‘Disco’, ‘Love’ or a kitsch lobster. The beauty of a clutch is that it forces you to be selective with what you stash in it – there’s literally room for a lipstick, keys, a debit card and your phone. Carvela’s floral 'Alice' clutch allows you a little more room, but as long as you’ve got Instagram and champagne money covered, what more could you want?