Evening showers are becoming ever-so-popular. Young, not stuffy; celebratory, not boring. These events are much more exciting than a brunch affair infested with in-laws devouring finger sandwiches and mortified grandparents gasping at the sight of racy lingerie. This spring I am on the hunt for an outfit that fulfills the following requirements:
venue: loft space
location: New York City
purpose: Friday evening bridal shower
dress code: floral
additional requirements: potential for a night on the town following the event
I put together the following sets based on four desired styles and the fact that my closet boasts a tremendous collection totaling ZERO floral items.
Sophisticated: The pants favor a more classic approach and could be worn to work earlier in the day with a switch of shoes and an added jacket.
Feminine: This is probably not the route I would go, but favors more of the “after party” piece of the equation. Would be appropriate for a dressier crowd.
Casual: I’m most comfortable in casual chic. I love the idea of a loose blouse with a dress short. The heels and blazer are a requirement to keep the look appropriate for the occasion.
Polished: Seems like the most practical option. An easy-to-find floral skirt, paired with a simple white blouse (no buttons) and accessorized with a simple sandal and clutch. I would begin building with items in my closet and then finding the missing pieces (as in, the skirt).
After a stint of hesitation, a pair of Paige skinny cargo pants from Marshalls made their way into my closet. Concerned about spending a whopping $50 on casual weekend pants. I am thrilled with the decision and wore them for three days straight…in this exact ensemble — the jacket, the oxford, the scarf, the boots. I can see these pants paired with an ivory silk blouse or the palest pink silk blouse. Or, how about a loose t-shirt and boyfriend cardigan. They are probably too tight for even casual Fridays, so keep save them for your weekend plans.