NYFW Look 5 - Self Portrait
NYFW is officially over and wow - what a week it was! It was very busy, it was very fun, it was very... well.. everything! In case you need to get caught up, be sure to see some of the other looks from the week and check out my YouTube for all the shows!
Today, I'm excited to share details for my Self Portrait show look, which included - you guessed it: a Self Portrait Dress.
It's always an honor to wear a piece from the designer that you're seeing and it's even more so when the show you're attending is Self Portrait. One of my favorite things about the brand's designs are the feminine dresses and the attention to detail each piece contains. This grosgrain-trimmed lace dress is no exception. As you know, I'm quite petite, and this dress is a size 4, so it hit me a bit lower than it should. However, I wasn't complaining because it made it look more formal and elegant with its longer length.
It's a pricey piece at $380 from Net-a-Porter, but it's affordable luxury. No, it's not something that most of us can just buy any time, anywhere. But to own a Self Portrait dress means it's something that will last a long time and this dress in particular is perfect for many occasions.
During Fashion Week in February, it's always cold in New York, so I had to layer a white turtleneck underneath for some added warmth. Instead of a heavy jacket or coat, I opted for a simple trench coat instead. This one is from PINKO but I've found a few options that are a bit more affordable.
Moving on to accessories, the first item you'll notice are these sock booties from Stuart Weitzman. You know sock booties are a big shoe trend since Fall and they'll continue to be. The bag is a white box bag from Mark Cross, which I thought played nicely with the white turtleneck and white detailing on the shoes and dress.
No outfit is complete without a good pair of sunnies and these come courtesy of Eyecessorize. I opted for a pair with teal accents that I thought added a fun spin to the look. I finished the look off with some great statement earrings as well. These are super affordable and their length give the illusion of a longer face as well.
Where to Wear Self Portrait?
This dress, as I mentioned above, is great for many occasions. This look as styled is great for a lunch or brunch date. But it can also be worn as is to work thanks to it being modest in nature and not too flashy.
But you can also wear this dress to any bridal or baby shower or semi-formal event as well. The neck line allows the dress to be wearable to work events as well. You can pair with a great pair of sandals (once the weather warms up) and fun statement earrings and you're good to go.
But say you're going on vacation or a cruise. The dress works great as well paired with a lace up sandal, statement earrings and fun beach bag. It great for a date night dinner at a resort, vacation town or cruise.
How would you wear this Self Portrait Dress? Look forward to your comments below!