A short guide to dressing up for Fashion Week

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival is on. Same as one of many attendees, I am trying to put together an outfit that will stand out. To solve this dilemma, and to help out other fashion obsessed folks, I have decided to create a short guide to dressing up for a fashion week.

Dear reader, please note that today’s talk is not about the usual fashion blogger uniform, i.e. floppy wide brimmed hat, sheer maxi skirt and Jeffrey Campbell platforms. Rather, this post is about something different. As the best dressed of the Paris and London fashion weeks prove there is no need to create a look flamboyant from head to toes unless your name is Anna Dello Russo. To make a statement, it is enough to add one flashy piece to your outfit. It may be shoes, hat, sunnies or a bag.

The images showcase this idea providing you with a few options that will guarantee the street style photographers will be fighting for a snap of you!

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Evidently, Miuccia Prada is the designer to go for a wearable pieces that will make you stand out from the crowd. My bank account does not always approve Prada’s price tags, so I will be looking at more realistic options. If I had more free time, I would certainly make my own dress. But in these time demanding days of motherhood my options will be limited to a simple DIY. Something to compliment an outfit created out of whatever is currently in my wardrobe.

Below is my inspiration to serve this purpose. High collar & broach/classic chic as seen at Chanel. Maybe if you are brave (crazy) enough hot pants paired with jacket as Louis Vuitton suggests. A moody hoodie created by Rick Owens or fluffy sport-chic offered by Dolce & Gabbana?

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I hope you find this post useful and next time won’t be breaking your mind trying to come up with a look to surprise the Fashion Week (or your neighbors, as let me confess, I often do).  If attending fashion events is not in your plans, please don’t be upset! These looks can be easily adopted for a ‘barbie’ at your neighbours. I’m sure your fluffy tutu paired with sneakers and red sunglasses will get everyone’s attention :)



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  1. Englishvers August 24, 2011

    I adore the Prada sunshades; currently thinking of purchasing a pair.
    They are of course a bit different but I like that. And of course I adore all the Prada footwear;-)

  2. KaNini August 24, 2011

    Haha, love this post, but I think I’m not brave enough to wear those items! :S

  3. Sabrina August 24, 2011

    Haha, great guide. I’m never daring enough to pull anything like this off though!

  4. Margarida August 24, 2011

    Hello! Let me tell you that I just loved to read this post! Very good indeed!
    Kisses! :)

  5. KizzyDoll August 24, 2011

    Love all those sunnies and hats..so cool! I’d wear a furry skirt, have been looking at one actually, but I enjoy one out there piece teamed with low key stuff, instead of all out there outfits!!Have a great day petal!! xxxoox

  6. Fashionistable August 25, 2011

    Good tips for those who want to be photographed. At PFW in Feb I walked across the park just because of a girl in a yellow skirt. Xxxx

  7. Style, She Wrote August 25, 2011

    I am so obsessed with Prada’s Baroque sunglasses. They are incredible! xo style, she wrote

  8. bravoerunway August 25, 2011

    Those are some major sunnies! As well as the footwear! I guess I am just more of a classics fan, rimless chanel sunglasses and a pointy toe stiletto! So sorry to hear you cannot attend the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week event, but your daughter sounds too cute! Some days I feel like I am not getting any sleep either! Thank you for stopping by, and you have a fantastic blog! Would you like to follow each other?

  9. Anya adores August 25, 2011

    Hiya thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog – looks like we have a lot in common as you said – how fab!
    Following you too – your blog is the biz :)

  10. caramellitsa August 26, 2011

    this was so fun to read!! i wish i could go to a fashion week :)

    kisses <3

  11. jasna August 26, 2011

    Loved your post! I agree with you :)

    Happy Friday xx

  12. Ling August 26, 2011

    Great guide, gorgeous! Think I’ll need that when I get my VIP invite to Fashion Week LOL (joke – that would NEVER happen! but I can dream :D)

  13. Kate L. August 26, 2011

    Great post! Those are amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

    Fashion Cat

  14. Michelle August 29, 2011

    Extremes! I love it.


  15. Englishvers September 4, 2011

    I adore the baroque sunshades; just got myself a pair this weekend;-)

  16. Norlin February 23, 2012

    LOL! Great guide there Maria! You should add, that this also applies to those “fashion events” you get invited to. Forget about dressing up in classic pieces, even if they make you look gorgeous. Dress WILD, with ONE HUGE statement piece to draw attention. That will get your photos taken and shared everywhere. :p

  17. For some reason I was reading this post tonight and saw your comments. Not that I have Disqus – i can actually respond… you’re so right! Even at the most recent MBFWA – the more strange your outfit is OR more expensive OR if your name Lara Bingle – everyone will photograph you. Classics – no one cares about that anymore. And since, we aren’t Lara Bingles neither we have spare $15K to blow on fashion week wardrobe – the only choice we have dress weird. Like you know, that YOLO jumper or the crazy DIY beanie (LOL) everyone wanted to take pic of it!