A doyenne of minimalist glamour, Talisa Sutton’s seemingly effortless approach to understated chic has long inspired our own sartorial imaginings…particularly in that tricky realm of guest fashion. In search of simple answers to the eternal question of ‘what will I wear to that upcoming wedding?!’, one uttered with particular frequency around city destinations or cocktail dress codes, we caught up with this busy blogger to steal her essential styling tips, for nailing chic minimalism (and ending up with pieces you’ll actually wear again!).
Don’t be afraid to under accessorise, sometimes all you need is a simple necklace or a chic pair of earrings to compliment your look.
When in Doubt, Wear
You can never have too many little black dresses in your wardrobe. I like to have a few different options, some more casual and others more cocktail or evening appropriate.
Experiment with a voluminous sleeve and a shorter hemline, or pair a flowing top back with a slim-leg trouser. Balance is key here, but don’t be afraid to have a bit of fun.
Invest in the
I never like to buy something I think I’ll only wear once. Particularly with weddings, I prefer to invest a little bit more in a classic style I know I will wear again for other occasions and events.
If you’re attending a garden or beach wedding, chances are it won’t be great news for your shoes. Luckily flats are having a moment and there are plenty of ‘fancy flats’ to choose from. I love a slightly pointed style with an ankle tie which not only looks great paired back with a dress, but means you won’t be playing a balancing act on your friends special day.
Find Talisa’s Top Ten pieces to re-create this look, beneath the gallery.
Ellery Mars Split-Sleeve Crepe Tunic Dress
Acne Studios Mello Crepe Pants
Bec & Bridge Mystical Top
Bec & Bridge Liberty Cullotte
Holly Ryan Gold Minimalist Hoop Earrings
Aquazzura Christy Leather Point Toe Flats
Backstage Nena Dress
Seed Frill Crepe Knit
ASOS WHITE Wrap Midi Shirt Dress
Gianvito Rossi Suede Ballet Flats