WHAT TO WEAR: School Banquet

What to Wear

With the ending of a semester there generally are an increasing number of school banquets one has to attend. Now I’m all for formal events but somehow when school gets tied into them I feel awkward wearing my fancy strappy sandals and little black dress in front of peers that have spent the past several months seeing me come into class in my pajamas. However, when attending a school banquet there are usually certain dress codes that need to be met and pajamas are sadly not one of them.

When planning an outfit to wear to a school banquet all you Fashionistas and Fashionistos should keep one thing in mind: classy and sassy. Alright maybe that’s two things but you get my point. In college we get to let our true colors shine so unlike a more formal business type banquet feel free to be experimental in your formal wear like this week’s Fashionista. I found her at the art museum on campus and was inspired by her ensemble of an ankle length little black dress with neon green accented platform sandals. To me it felt like a youth revival of formal wear. The dress was modest and classy while still showing off her figure, but when paired with such unconventional shoes, this Fashionista gave the outfit a taste of our sassy generation.

If you want to find a look similar to this Fashionista’s for your upcoming school banquet NASTY GAL has a great selection of platform sandals in white, rose gold, or matte black with chain details. As far as the dress is concerned you can never go wrong with the classic little black dress. Topshop has a beautiful pinafore dress with a modest and classy cut but if you want to feel extra formal for your banquet try a little black dress with a chiffon layered skirt and lace detailing. No matter what style you prefer always remember to stay classy and sassy.

One Simple Change: On the off chance your school decides to schedule a banquet to start right after classes end, and in turn leaving you with no time to go home and change, you want to make sure that your outfit swap is as simple as possible. A romper like this paisley fringe playsuit is a great idea for your daytime attire so all you have to do is slip it off in a five-second gesture and your banquet attire on, resulting in a 60 second or less transformation.


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