You have heard me talk about invitation’s coded attire in Fashion Friday posts before.
But the hits just keep on coming my friends.
You should hear what I’m hearing! Garage glam. Warehouse chick. Urban upscale. What’s a girl to do?
In the coded attire post, I offered some tips on how to decode an invitation’s weird requests (time, location, etc.).
For today’s Fashion Friday though, I offer specific advice for these garage/urban/grunge/warehouse/etc. type of invites.
Some people are comfortable with a leather dress, and that would definitely do it. I know I wouldn’t feel comfortable – either from a professional standpoint or just an actual physical comfort perspective. Plus, on the Gulf, the weather is so unpredictable you could get hot fast in one of those.
If you’re going to one of these uniquely coded parties, and it’s between the fall and early spring, a moto jacket with sheath dress and cool heels would fix you up. It reads chic but still professional. Some of these parties aren’t work specific parties but inevitably you run into people from your industry.
If you do the Moto jacket, you could try it in a brighter color with a neutral dress. Or vice versa. I love this blush Michael Kors leather moto from Nordstrom’s (blush and light rose pink are everywhere). If you prefer traditional black leather, this levi faux leather moto is a steal of a deal from Nordstrom’s.
You could pair the black jacket with something simple, a bright blue dress or red sheath with no adornments. Or if you try a color in the Moto, and think the soiree will be dressier, pair your bold topper with a simple black lace sheath underneath, like this one from Bardot at Nordstrom’s.
Then, polish off the outfit with some bold shoes. High pumps with studs like these from Steve Madden or Sam Edelman at Nordstrom’s or a funky animal print bootie like these Halogen’s.
You could throw a long simple chain on as a necklace or belt to add another metal element.
You’ll be the chic-est garage girl there!
So what is the weirdest invitation code you’ve received? How did you decipher it (besides just phoning a friend, the best standby ever!)?