Dress codes can be stressful
Not getting the dress code right, is a fashion/style nightmare for many women ever since wearing the wrong attire at an event back in high school or college. Back then in college, when I was an exchange graduate student at the State University of New York, Albany, my roommate invited me to join her going out for cocktails. I was wearing floral print pants, pumps and a silk blouse and said that I first have to put my cocktail dress on. She looked at me and said “you are kidding, with your current outfit your would be already overdressed, but with a cocktail dress would be plain ridiculous. Put your old blue jeans on, and a clean shirt.”
Fairbanks Formal decoded
Fairbanks formal is exactly this for the gentlemen: Clean jeans and a clean shirt. The shoes don’t matter as in Fairbanks shoes are to be weather appropriate. Once indoors, people change the shoes and check the boots with the coat at the coat clerk’s.
Fairbanks Formal means for the lady that she can show up as mentioned for the guys, but she can also wear a cocktail dress or dress up otherwise or wear something like I do in today’s post.
What would you wear when the dress code would be Fairbanks Formal? Let me know by email or link an example up your ideas at the Top of the World Style linkup party.
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