What To Wear To Fashion Week

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Silvia Di Iorio
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Montreal Fashion Week! Due to the very aesthetic-conscious setting, it’s only natural that I find myself rummaging through my closet and thinking, "What am I going to wear?!" It’s not only about the runway fashion, but also the who/what/wear compressed into 4 fashion-filled days. So, I’ve compiled some general, yet concise points to consider when selecting your wardrobe for the fabulous event.


1) Accessories make a world of a difference

Accessorising even the minimalist of outfits can change a look completely. Whether it is a brightly designed scarf or big statement jewellery, or even that wonderful bag you are anxious to take out of its original box, use accessories to enhance your appearance. It can also help transform a daytime work look to a glamorous evening look for those (like me!) who are going straight to Marché Bonsecours in Old Montreal after work.

2) Candy on your feet

And by candy, I mean a pair of lovely shoes. They don’t necessarily have to be 6-inch heels that are barely walkable. You may want to try military boots, or go in a more feminine direction with embellished, jewel-toned or lace shoes. Lace-up boots are also a must-have and are very appropriate for MFW and the weather. Find a style that’s right for you.

3) The perfect Fall jacket

Keep warm in a light, but always fashionable jacket. A leather jacket, for instance, is practical for the cooler weather. Or perhaps a military-style jacket for the trendy individual. It also doubles up as a statement piece. A great fitted or boyfriend blazer adds seriousness and chicness to an outfit as well. Though, you may not want to wear something incredibly heavy, since it will be pretty warm indoors.

4) "Above all, to thine own self be true."

Obviously, Shakespeare was talking fashion when he said that. Meaning? Be true to your own sense of style. Tweak the fashion trends to fit your own personal style. Also, rather than trying too hard to impress the fashion critics out there or generate controversy, you might want to steer clear of a Lady Gaga meat dress and be at ease in your own skin. There are other ways to stand out. A little exaggeration, but you get the gist of it.

5) Confidence

One thing that is crucial for Fashion Week – or otherwise, for that matter – confidence. The right attitude will get you noticed and will have you turning heads guaranteed. Nothing says "confident" more than a bright red lipstick. Feel good and be polished. You never know who you will encounter at Fashion Week, so being confident will render you more approachable, not to mention you’ll have more fun.

Few days till MFW19. See you all there!

Photo Credits:

Silvia Di Iorio – Montreal Fashion Week 18. (March 2010)

Dailymail.co.uk – London Fashion Week, Burberry. (September 2010)

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