September 17th, 2013
is just around the corner and with today’s What to Wear, I’m serving up
some serious sartorial pairings for a Bombshell who is looking to show
up and show out!
Marie writes, “Hi guys! I
am really hoping Ms. Danielle Nicole can help me out with my What To
Wear inquiry. In early October, I will be attending my Alma Mater
Hampton University’s homecoming. I will be there the entire weekend,
attending events such as the 12-2 on campus where almost everyone
gathers before the festivities and there’s food and vendors, tailgates,
rooftop day parties, and of course night time soirees at various club
venues every evening. Anyone that knows of or has been to HU knows that
it’s a fashion show every day. So, I would really love some outfit ideas
on what I should wear to turn heads and let them know I have arriveddd
and I still got it hunny!! Btw I’m planning to wear heels at each event
so don’t hold back, I’m willing to try anything;) Thanks in advance!”
Ms. Marie, you are my kind of girl! I’m all
about putting your best style foot forward even for the most seemingly
casual moments like a college football game or homecoming event. So to
get you in the homecoming spirit, I’ve styled a few chic ensembles fit
for a weekend full of festivities and socializing.
For look #1, dress up a simple long sleeve tee with a faux fur vest and burgundy skinnies.
Accent this casually posh ensemble with a pair of suede roll-up zipped ankle boots, a taupe shopper handbag, cream leather driving gloves, and a gold horn pendant necklace. Opt for a deep berry lip and a pair of tortoise shell shades as the finishing touch.
Spice up a plaid shirt and skinny jeans combo with a stylish peplum leather jacket, a thigh high boot, and a bold red clutch.
A luxe multi-drop crystal statement necklace, a sultry red lip, and a smoky lid add a feminine touch to this edgy look.
Tailgate in a camo print sweater and distressed boyfriend jeans elevated by a pair of black platform booties or taupe high top wedge sneakers.
Work in a few details with a taupe fold over clutch,
chunky curb necklace, gold ring set, and a pair of quartz drop
earrings. For a punch of color add a bold red lip and you’ll be all set
for the day’s events.
After the game and homecoming day festivities, prep for a night out on the town in a playfully printed frock like this Topshop Moodywood bodycon option paired with black leather and suede pointy heeled ankle boots. A simple pair of gold tassel earrings and a black box clutch pull this party look together.
Lastly, add a touch of color with a purple lip and deep purple mani while you smoke out your lids with a smoldering eyeshadow palette.
For your final nightlife look, step onto the scene in a silk wrap jumpsuit uplifted by a pair of Calvin Klein Vivian high heel sandals, and an Anya Hindmarch Valories clutch.
Jazz up this one piece with a gold tone black fringe necklace, an Asos smooth modern armour cuff, and a bold statement earring.
And that will do it! Which look will you
recreate for your homecoming weekend? Have a wonderful time cheering on
your alma mater.