Just take a look at your Facebook homepage and you will notice one thing for sure—there sure are a lot of summer birthdays. Every day it seems like it is at least one of your co-workers, classmates, ex-boyfriends or besties birthdays. And with all these birthdays there are sure to be plenty of parties to celebrate. While juggling conflicting party schedules and finding the perfect card is stressful, what you wear to these birthday bashes shouldn’t be.
Take a cue from this Fashionista, whose look is appropriate for just about any friend’s birthday party. The key? Layers! Layering allows you to do a quick change in the back of the cab between parties without having your driver see your unmentionables.
Start with a classic, cotton dress. Her paisley button-down dress is a great option because it has a pattern while still remaining rather neutral. The dress alone would be great for a girl’s birthday brunch. Next, pile on a sweater. Opt for a fun color, like emerald, to add a pop of interest against your simple dress. Especially as the sun sets, this sweater layer will allow you stay warm while still looking cool.
Heading to a dive bar for some karaoke for your bestie’s birthday? Sounds fun! Toughen up your sweet girl look by tossing on a leather jacket. This Fashionista’s fitted, cropped motorcycle jacket has just the right amount of edge while still being flattering and super chic. Toss on some opaque tights and motorcycle boots and you are ready for a long night of laughs, memories and singing “Happy Birthday” at the top of your lungs.
One Simple Change: Looking for a fall internship? Be sure to hit up one of the career fairs in your area. Simply leave your leather jacket at home and swap out your boots for a pair of classic black pumps for a look as polished as your resume.