Sunday, February 24, 2013

Birmingham Fashion Week: How to Dress.


Birmingham Fashion Week officially started on Saturday, and will have exciting runway shows and events all of this week. In celebration of the event, I am giving away a $140 prize package on my other blog, Grasping for Objectivity. Be sure to enter soon – it ends on Wednesday!

In order to experience the high fashion that Birmingham has to offer in anticipation of Birmingham Fashion Week, I visited Gus Mayer. They shared tips with me on how to dress for the week.

“Birmingham Fashion Week is an event that you can really be yourself, or push yourself to wear something you have always had the desire to wear,” explained Cami, Gus Mayer’s buyer. “It’s also fun at an event like this to put a dressy piece with something casual so you don’t feel so much in ‘cocktail attire’ but more in ‘party attire.’”

Cami explained that it is totally appropriate to wear a skinny jean and sequined top, or to be more dressy, such as the looks she picked out below:

In one of her suggested outfits, she chose this stunning sequin skirt,

but paired it with this simple, less form-fitting shirt:

She suggested wearing it with a white leather jacket and tall black boots.

“I like to choose one edgy item and pair it with something simple to allow that item to shine,” Cami explained.

Another fun texture that is on-trend this Spring is laser-cut leather, which gives a material that was formerly un-pliable much more dimension and movement.

Cami suggested pairing that skirt with a dark brown boot and sweater, and then adding a bright scarf to make it pop.

My favorite outfit was this lace-overlaid pant that she paired with a sheer, long black shirt:


So I grabbed them and headed to the dressing room, basking for just a moment in some exciting high fashion.

“All of these looks are Spring looks, but can be made weather-appropriate for a night event by adding a jacket or an off-the-shoulder fur,” Cami explained.

If you would like to have some fun of your own at Gus Mayer, I'm giving away a one hour Facial and a $50 Gift Card (total prize worth $140.) To enter, click over to my other blog, Grasping for Objectivity, and comment.

To buy tickets for Birmingham Fashion Week, click here.

Disclosure: I received a facial from Gus Mayer in order to review the prize being given away on my other blog. I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.

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