“This summer, it’s all about the jumpsuit, and people love them,” said Lisa Miller, owner of LA Miller Boutique in Rockford. Wedding guests can enjoy dressing up in the trendy (and easy) one-piece jumpsuits for something a little different and less traditional.
It’s a simplistic fashion formula that allows you to get creative with your earrings, purse and shoes. “If you have a neutral color or simple pattern for clothing or in a jumpsuit, you can add a beaded clutch or big, tassel earrings that are huge right now — throw in pops of color. Use your accessories as the statement.”
The shop features hand-beaded clutch purses with chain straps for crossbody wearing as well (keep those hands free for cocktails). Luxury, handmade 14-karat coated jewelry from Kenda Kist includes pieces that are sure to get you noticed. If you need help with shoes, check out neutral or snakeskin varieties and for outdoor weddings, wedges (so you don’t sink in the grass). The boutique has beaded flat sandals that elevate any ensemble. Even pairing a bralette (another popular lingerie accessory) to peek out from under skinny straps adds lacy, visual interest. “Layer a bralette over your normal bra to get support but add a feminine touch.”
When the night cools down, kimonos are the new item to reach for. Whether a sleeveless look or sheer and romantic, this style is an effortless slip-on piece that can give cover to dresses and jumpsuits.
Attending an informal wedding? LA Miller has flirty, separate top and bottom styles with high-rise, gaucho-style pants and matching crop tank tops. The two-piece set is popular for casual brunch type settings, beach weddings or impromptu, carefree nuptials. “Floppy hats with sayings on them are different and fun — add an accessory that you wouldn’t necessarily think of.”