These days, a birthday celebration can mean anything from dancing until the early hours of the morning, to a fancy dinner with your nearest and dearest. Sometimes the dress code can be a bit ambiguous–what is smart casual anyway? If what to wear isn’t specified on the event invite, opt for an outfit, like this Fashionista’s, that will look stylish for any kind of birthday party.
A maxi skirt should be a staple in every Fashionista’s wardrobe because it is easily one of the most versatile pieces in your style repertoire. The length is reminiscent of formal gowns, so it has that air of elegance for a nighttime outing. However, a maxi skirt can easily be dressed down with a simple top for a daytime birthday party. I loved the one worn by our Fashionista because of its on-trend sheer skirt. Sheer fabrics have been all over the runways lately, and sheer maxi skirts, in particular, were seen in the Rochas spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection. It is an easy way to incorporate a bit of runway style into your look by wearing a maxi skirt. This skirt has two layers, so it can be made shorter, if you knotted up the sheer layer to match the length of the tube skirt underneath.
I adored this Fashionista’s sweet pair of lace-up brogue oxfords. Flats work with almost any outfit, so they are appropriate for almost any birthday occasion! I could see these shoes worn with a pair of skinny jeans to a birthday lunch at a cute café, or with a pair of embellished shorts to comfortably dance the night away at a party.
ONE SIMPLE CHANGE: At the moment, this Fashionista’s outfit is picture perfect for a daytime birthday party, but to transition this outfit to a nighttime event, pop on a pair of heels. I love this black pair of platform pumps. Swap out the hat for a chic headpiece. Choose a bold necklace with shiny detailing for some extra sparkle.