What to Wear to Westword’s WhiteOut Fashion Show

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As you know, the 2nd annual Westword WhiteOut fashion show is almost here! To be exact, it’s something to look forward to at the end of this month on Thursday, January 30th. The details can be seen at the official site here. As a partner in this event (you may have seen us geeking-out over being in the publication of the Westword on our facebook page!), it’s definitely our responsibility to see that we all arrive in style!

What to wear to Whiteout? Here’s just a few ideas to get your wheels turning.

Go for a Masculine Twist on Sexy

White Cotton Shirt Dress from J.W. Anderson

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There’s something about a big crisp shirt dress that screams sexy. I know, it’s kind of conservative at first glance, but it’s also reminiscent of getting out of bed, tossing on your best underwear and one of your man’s work shirts and boldly facing the day. The fact that my mental picture of this whole scenario includes Bradley Cooper as the studly lender of his shirt really only ups the sultry-factor.

Either way, this look is flattering on a lot of body types and you can do a lot with it. Consider adding a belt for a pop of color and fun, as well as to define the waistline. Add a bit of edge with a cropped moto jacket, or opt for textured leggings to make the style more youthful.

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Go for a Feminine Dress

Alexis Everly Lace Open-Back Maxi Dress

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Lace is sweet, and sexy, and flirty… Lace really does a lot of things. This dress is undeniably gorgeous, and the overall silhouette is cut to make a woman’s form look taller, slimmer, and really elongates the neck for an overall elegant appearance. Anyone who shows up in this dress will be my hero.

You’ll definitely be needing a bit of color and some killer shoes though. I suggest adding a pop of color to your face instead of the dress. It’s got a lot going on and you don’t want to add too much or go over the top with something clashy. Plus, this way the whole dress makes a visual line to your face. Prepare to be stunning! For a bit of fun, try Dolce & Gabbana’s limited-run Sicilian Jewels collection lipstick in Ametista. It’s pretty universally flattering and a great way to add some kick to this look.

As far as shoes, these Vince Camuto peep-toe leather booties really complete the cut-out and lace look. Plus, they would definitely earn their spot in your closet for a while.

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Go for a Power look!

Signature by Larry Levine Faux-Leather Trim Suit Jacket & Pants Set

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I think there’s something to be said for defying norms. I love the idea of someone walking in with this set. It’s a unique styleline and it speaks of underlying strength; who doesn’t love a lady with some attitude? Also, it has a ton of options to amp it up for the event: shoes, jewelry, or a really fun shirt with color underneath.

Slip on a pair of Iron Fist’s Over the Rainbow Wedge Pumps, and you have some instant street cred. Urban street-style in an instant. Similarly, Revolve Clothing makes a tank that refuses to be subtle. Complete with an embroidered, pom-pom and beaded bib, this tank top worn under this otherwise plain suit would make a memorable combination.

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So, what do you think?

What will you be wearing to WhiteOut? We at FCF look forward to seeing you there!

P.S. Ignore that whole no-white-after-Labor-Day nonsense. Rules were made to be broken.

About Sarah Styles

My name is Sarah Styles (in the process of a "Serah" name change for what feels like forever now), so I tend to go by Serah. Currently, I am a florist, student, cosplayer, and semi-freelance fashion designer. I am located in Denver, Colorado surrounded by the biggest buildings my modest budget could get me near. I have an associates degree in art and have nearly finished my bachelor’s in fashion design. I aspire to write for a fashion magazine, so along with my personal blog ( Serah in Vogue[ish] ), I'm looking to bulk up my writing and improve along with educating my fellow fashionistas/fashionistos in everything bright & beautiful.