Tip of the day “You can always be a little fabulous”
Katie is a stone fox who lives in Portland (put a bird on it!). She’s going to a party this weekend, and is deciding between two very different outfits…
Option A: Jeans and flats
Option B: Everything else in her closet.
To make this simple, I’m going to project some of my own goals for party attendance on Katie to help me make up her mind.
1. Be noticed and have people say “She’s so smart and sassy! I envy her moxy and want to invite her to see Twilight Breaking Dawn this weekend”
2. Be comfortable so that I can dance my ass off and not feel like a sweaty warthog.
So lets consider Katie’s original question:
Should I wear an above-knee black skirt/tights and riding boot combo with my sequin top and gunmetal short jacket to a party this weekend? Or black jeans with cute flats? I might be dancing and need to take off the jacket. Also, should I wear a long necklace over the sequin top (also gunmetal, though much darker than the jacket), or just earrings? And finally, if you vote for skirt, should I wear black ribbed stockings? Or too much?
I love a short skirt with riding boots – it’s a way of saying “check out my sassy ass” while also being warm and wearing flats. That said, I think that it’s better to rock that look on a weeknight (there is no science behind this belief) – so I want to combine your outfits. But I think that you need to mix your metals, and have a killer vampy manicure. Here’s my vision for your party this weekend:
PS: I love ribbed stockings. They won’t be too much if you go that route. A harlequin checked tight, or witch stripes, or these would be too much. Ribbed tights just add texture (rather than pattern) so they are totally fine. Just like you!