What to Wear to an Art Opening

art opening outfit

An art opening is a great excuse to dress up a little, in a funky kind of way. First instincts may tell you to wear something black. I mean, when I picture the typical “art scene” I have this funny image of people all in black turtlenecks with cigarette holders in their fingers, peeking over the tops of their thick-framed glasses and smugly chuckling about something esoteric. Or maybe I’m thinking of beat poets? Anyway, this is Austin, not New York and it’s also 2011, so I’m encouraging you to shake things up a little and wear something unexpected!

Art openings, much like going out with the ladies, are your chance to try something new. Go a little shorter or longer than usual. Wear those puffy sleeves or that sparkling cape. Wear…two necklaces or bracelets instead of one. I’m doing a kind of innocent mod-style dress but making it quirky with a vintage blazer and clunky ankle boots. All kinds of fun combos can be made in the name of art. One of my favorite services in my menu of services is the Casual Sort, Shop, and Style. I love finding fun, personality-infused outfits for my clients to wear to occasions like art openings, parties, and dates. You can be art too!

art opening outfit

art opening outfit

Dress, long necklace: F21, Blazer: Vintage, Boots: Swedish Hasbeens, Locket: vintage (had since I was 6)

art opening outfit

October 17, 2011

5 Responses to What to Wear to an Art Opening

  1. Peach says:

    to this day, i can’t wear a black turtleneck without thinking of a poetry reading 😉

  2. Jennifer K. says:

    I love all the holes in your dress!

  3. Lyddiegal says:

    i love the cut outs of the dress, it’s funky – in the best possible way.
    I’d definitely wear this outfit to an art opening, or anywhere. probably even to work.

  4. Megan says:

    How cute!! I love this look! And your hair is fantastic :)

  5. Jamie Rose says:

    That dress is so cool! I love it with the blazer.

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