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What to wear to an Upstate wedding

With spring upon us and summer just around the corner, wedding invitations are multiplying with the temperatures. As you prepare to attend weddings and celebrate love, you’ll need a few pieces to ensure that you can enjoy all that the hosts have to offer.

Here are a few ways to stay cool and comfy during a hot and humid summer wedding in the Upstate:

1. Opt for wedges over heels
A lot of weddings will be outside in a grassy area. Wearing heels that will sink into the dirt only leads to frustration and pain during an otherwise joyous occasion. We can’t have that! Opt for a pair of wedges or platforms so that you can dance the night away in stylish comfort.

2. Pick sweat-friendly colors
Let’s face it. Sweat is inevitable when it comes to being outside in the Upstate between May and September. Picking a color that helps hide your perspiration will make you feel much more confident during the ceremony and reception. When you pick colors like pale pink, navy and black you won’t have to be afraid to raise the roof. Or if you want some color, go for a statement pattern. Try to avoid grays and bright colors as they tend to show sweat more easily.

3. Wear breathable clothing
A summer wedding is not the time for the bodycon dress you’ve been saving in the back of your closet. You’ll quickly make yourself miserable and even hotter if you wear something that is going to stick to you all night. Try a maxi dress, fit and flare dress or midi skirt with a tank to keep from roasting in the heat.

4. Handle your hair
With high temps comes unpredictable hair. Whether yours is full of frizz or falls flat, you need to have a game plan for how to manage your mane during heated summer events. Hair clips can keep your hair off your forehead (and they’re totally on trend), a pretty hair scarf can dress up a ponytail and a side-braid is an elegant way to keep your hair off of your neck and out of the way.

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5. Pack the essentials
Bringing a clutch or small purse with a ponytail holder, lipstick, compact powder and oil removing wipes will ensure that you have what you need should the heat get the best of you. Pop into the bathroom to refresh your hair and skin and you’ll feel good as new.

If by chance you forget to prep for the weather, take comfort in the fact that all eyes are on the bride and groom! Cheers to wedding season!

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About the Author

Payton Reed is a resident of Spartanburg, SC and a copywriter at Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events in Greenville, SC. A native of Mississippi and a graduate of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Payton is a fashion and lifestyle blogger on PublicDisplayofAccessories.com.

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