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Fashion shows are exciting. Not only for what’s on the runway, but also the street style of the visitors. Read what to wear at fashion week when attending a show.

  1. When In Doubt Wear Black
  2. Cool Outfits for Getting Noted at a Fashion Show
  3. Fall/Winter Fashion Week
  4. Spring/Summer Fashion Week
  5. Wrapping Up What to Wear at Fashion Week


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When In Doubt Wear Black

Sure, wearing black jeans with a black polo-shirt like sweater and white sneakers styled with pushed up sleeves à la Isaac Mizrahi or a black suit à la Karl Lagerfeld or Kate Moss to a fashion event is a no-fail recipe. Or try a cool American girl next door look like Karlie Kloss. The same applies for a LBD with a statement bag and/or statement pumps (see inspiration photos below).

But when you are the gal who likes to stick out of the crowd or when you are in the mood for something more daring, create a fashionable outfit with one statement piece and one trendy item. Or go for a great street style look.


fashion over 40 layering

fashion blogger over 50 in a work outfit with sequins
Outfit details: GNW Luxe cashmere wool sweater over sequin top with plaid skirt, floral print silk scarf, GNW tights, Antonio Melani booties, and strands of pearls (all own)


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Cool Outfits for Getting Noted at a Fashion Show

Here are some inspirations:

  • Skinny gray pants with distressed black sweater, gray pumps and a sequin jacket
  • Leather pencil skirt with tuxedo or men’s shirt and Swaroski crystal necklace
  • Sequin skirt or leggings with cable-knit sweater in neutral colors
  • Sequin jacket with khakis snake print pumps and gray T-shirt
  • Plaid skirt with sequin top and sweater (photo above)
  • Pencil skirt with camisole under semi-sheer top with denim or bomber jacket
Fit-and-flare leather dress in mature fashion Halogen leather dress with sunflower yellow Longchamp cuire bag, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Gloria Vanderbilt pumps (all own)
style over 40 silver leather pants Custom-made silver leather pants with Anne Klein cable-knit sweater, Hermes collier de chien bangle, snake print  open-toe lace-up booties accessorized with pendant necklace (all own)

over 50 years old street style blogger in leather skirt with pleats and sweater Street style outfit with Oliveo custom-made pleated leather skirt, turtleneck sweater, custom-made coin necklace, GNW tights, Vince Camuto suede boots, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and 3.1 Philip Lim bag (all own)

Fall/Winter Fashion Week

When it is still too cold to go to the event without outerwear, opt for a statement coat like in the last photo of this post. Enjoy the show and remember: Some of the pieces presented are only meant as exaggerations of the trend to be shown off by the models. Even they would not wear those pieces on the street!

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#advancedstyle mature fashionista in a Burberry coat street style look
Burberry motorcycle coat with hand-knitted scarf (gift from a girl friend), gloves (similar here), Antonio Melani booties and YSL bag (all own)


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Spring/Summer Fashion Week

At the time of Spring/Summer fashion week, the weather can be still warm enough to get a glimpse on how the fashion models dress. Which can be inspiring for your own personal style. When it is rainy or already chilly, a long leather or other statement coat is in order when shopping in town and going to the shows.

Underneath wear something like the suggestions for the fall/winter events which take place in spring. When you are an avid attendee of vernissages, take your inspirations from the visitors’ First Fridays outfits. The goal is to dress to impress at both events. This means to not dress like everyone else.

Wrapping Up What to Wear at Fashion Week

Show your creativity with an unique outfit to make an entrance. Otherwise go for black everything to look like an insider. Stay away from anything that could be considered as copy-cat or costumy.

The most important thing is to have fun with fashion.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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