Pina colada in hand, coconut grove overhead; the island life isn’t half bad. And when it comes to the perfect wedding location? You can bet your bottom dollar that a dreamy island setup tops the list. If you’re lucky enough to have been invited to a far flung tropical location, you’re going to want to make the most of it. Sun soaked for days and not a cloud in sight (fingers crossed), the beach is the arguably the best of the bridal options out there.
With all of that weather to deal with, though, just what can you do? Sure, you want to soak in all the sun but when you’re stuck out in the midday heat, you might begin to regret that floral cape and heavy flower crown. Fear not; fashion is here. Island accessorizing is seriously hotting up its game and this year, it’s practically impossible to get it wrong. Ready to hit the beach? Your island is waiting!
Bring a little bling
Who said that too much is too much? When it comes to island bling, it pays to pile it high. Want to show off your tropical glow? Do it in gold. Accessorizing your look with a pair of vintage-inspired hoops is a simple yet effective way to get your style on point. Put these beauties on, tousle your hair a little and watch as the wedding guests flock to you. There’s a lot to be said about a little sparkle!
Let’s face it; there’s no such thing as tamed tresses in the tropics. Letting your hair run wild can be the best way to embrace the island life, so don’t be afraid to really go for it with the texture. Your windswept waves will set you head and shoulders above the rest. And when it comes to the wedding photography? Nothing stands out from the crowd like a great head of hair.
Go in for the gold
We’re not saying that gold is the only way to go, but when you want to show off your tan, is there really any other choice? Chances are that you’re going sleeveless for your island jaunt and if that’s the case, you’re going to want to layer on those accessories. Building your bangles is the perfect way to accessorize your look without going overboard. Not sure where to start? This delicate bracelet will put you off to a flying start and for the rest, the sky’s the limit!
Pared back and pretty
If you’re heading to an island wedding any time soon, you need to start thinking about the whole sand situation. We love a heel as much as the next girl, but when you’re dealing with beach life, there’s no telling what might happen. This year, it’s all about the flat. While the thought of sporting a flat to your next wedding might seem all wrong, the laid-back style is totally in keeping with island life. Opt for a pretty, accessorized version and you won’t even notice the difference. Outfit: Sorted.
Braid it back
With all of that tropical weather to deal with, there’s no telling what your hair situation will be like once the ceremony is over. It’s best not to risk a hair disaster. Opting for a messy braid will keep you well in track with this year’s island trends while protecting your tresses from any sudden weather events. These undone plaits are the ultimate in island chic, giving you an updo that’s about as laid back as a pina colada on the beach.
Island life is all about kicking back and letting yourself go natural, but there’s nothing wrong with helping mother nature on her way. Boost your look, keep it basic and let yourself glow. What else is a tropical destination for, after all?