How to dress for a fashion show to make an entrance

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. 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.

fashion blogger over 50 in a work outfit with sequins
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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fashion over 40 layering
Zoom-in on the layers to show the sequin top
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Cool outfits for being 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
  • Plaid skirt with sequin top and sweater (photo above)
  • Pencil skirt with camisole under semi-sheer top with denim or bomber jacket
  • Sequin skirt or leggings with cable-knit sweater in neutral colors
  • Sequin jacket with khakis snake print pumps and gray T-shirt
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 40 style Fair Isle sweater with leather pencil skirt Eddie Bauer Fair Isle sweater with Ann Taylor leather pencil skirt, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, GNW tights, and Vince Camuto boots (all own)
Street style over 40 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)

Do you like fashion shows? Are you attending them if they are near you? What do you wear? Let me know by email what your style challenges are, I am curious to help you! 🙂

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