Amongst the many reasons I can mention for my 'why I can't wait to travel more' list is my desire to capture some decent street style picture. Alas, how many times have I tried to do that here? I normally attempt the unthinkable at a fashion event, assuming that the attendees will be clad in their best and most unique clothing. However, they don't. My impression is that many Maltese are still hesitant to step up their game even though, technically, at a fashion event you're allowed to play a little bit more with your attire.
Whereas some fashion events, including launches and fashion shows, might have a specific dress code you need to abide by, these are some suggestions that I believe are valid for most fashion occasions:
- No black cocktail dresses. Nothing is more boring at a fashion bonanza than the usual black cocktail dress. That's style suicide. You just shot yourself in the foot right there. Ohh!
- Make a statement. This is not a competition but you do have to try and make an effort to stand out. I usually like to wear the flashiest of pieces at fashion events. Those items people would look twice at if I was walking down the street wearing them. It's a fashion event, so we want to see fashion. Think sequins, bold colours, bright necklaces, quirky hair styles, unusual make up. Give me something to capture in a photograph. At least one thing.
- Try a trend. If you're not ready to go all out as yet, the least you can do is look up what's in right now and try to work a trend. Adapting that trend to your personal style is always a must.
- Accessorise. The best kept secret in the fashion industry: the transforming power of accessories. I mean, really, if all else fails just make sure you wear the most decadent pair of shoes you own, an eye-catching clutch bag and maybe even a hat.
- Then if you're a blogger...you have to make an extra effort. Let's be honest, if you're putting yourself forward as a fashionista, you're most likely expected to do something different. Either channel a particular decade, deconstruct a trend, add an almost outrageous detail. Think, 'is my outfit bloggable?' The answer should always be 'yes'.
Watch the video below for some inspiration. Maybe I do grab some shots tomorrow at New Look's opening in Fgura!