Candles, presents, a great time and a fun outfit — practically the essentials of an unforgettable birthday. While birthday parties aren’t exactly the same as they were when you were 10, they consist of the same basic elements made better by a well-thought-out outfit. Regardless of whether it’s your birthday or you’re out celebrating someone else’s, it’s important to feel the part and embrace that extra year coming your way. What better way than by dancing the night away (or at least going to class) in a flirty dress?
This Fashionista shows you can transition winter fashion into your spring wardrobe by having all eyes on the dress. Remember Givenchy’s pre-autumn 2012 rottweiler shirts? The face of the ferocious dog appeared on tees, sweatshirts, hoodies and even as a decorative “floral rottweiler collar.” It was so popular, they branched out into other fierce animals like sharks, encompassing the entirety of the outfit. Other popular brands like Juicy Couture and We Are Handsome have also featured large printed animals for more recent collections, and have even ventured into swimwear.
Using those as inspiration, this Fashionista dressed up her lion dress with black tennis shoe wedges, the go-to shoes for comfort and edge. Her laces coordinate with her dress and can also easily be switched out with other neutral and pastel colors for spring. She finished her look with a fringe bag and loose waves to create an effortlessly fierce look. Start your own birthday party outfit by finding a printed dress. Tank dresses with large prints are a comfortable way to make a statement. For a less casual dress, go for a finer material. You can find printed silk dresses with collars for a more finished and put together look. Pair it with suede wedges and a fringe bag and you’ll be ready to go.
One Simple Change: If you’re planning to head to a show for your birthday, complete your outfit with an asymmetrical jacket to add a unique mix of proportions. Funktional offers jackets that can be unzipped to be worn different ways. Challenge yourself to find how many ways you can style this look!