Bright accessories to pair with a neutral cocktail dress

Q. In June, I am attending an outdoor wedding at a North Carolina country club. I have a gorgeous dress in a solid dove gray color. I am leaning towards really saturated colors for accessories and shoes since the dress is very neutral. Would that be appropriate? Also, since I am having to travel to the wedding, I would like to spend less than $300 total on shoes, jewelry, and clutch. Is that feasible?

A. I love the idea of pairing a monochromatic dress with pops of bright. Dove gray is the perfect base color to pop with pinks, purples, yellows, greens and blues – whatever your preference. As for budget, you should have no problem finding shoes, a bag and some jewelry for under $300. Here is one look for inspiration below, using pink and silver to accessorize your gray dress:

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