I often struggle to decide what to wear when I go to the theater. It seems like the perfect occasion to dress to the nines. But often when I head out to catch a show I grab matinee tickets, so full evening attire is a tad excessive. And I usually have to travel into the city to get to the theater, so I don’t want to wear anything too uncomfortable or cumbersome. Such were the dilemmas I faced when selecting an outfit to wear to see Singing In The Rain at the Princess Theater with my mother.
Although it went against my every instinct, I decided to go with jeans for the day. Jeans? At the theater? Surely I’m losing my mind? Well, I like to think that the jeans were acceptable because they were well fitted, in a fun dark tartan print. I also made sure that the rest of my outfit was polished so that I didn’t look like I’d just thrown any old thing on. I wanted to look special but still be comfortable.
I accessorized with this fantastic Erstwilder brooch I got as a birthday gift from my friends Kath and Evan. It was difficult to get a good picture of it, but it’s a lipstick and hand mirror joined my a chain. Kath excitedly informed me that it can also be worn as sweater clips! I don’t own a single set of sweater clips, so I’m looking forward to trying these out in that capacity.
One thing I’ve learned from several years of thinking about fashion and dress is this: striking hair and makeup will take a relatively simple outfit to the next level. And so I paid extra attention to my coiffure on this particular day. I arranged the front of my hair into a set of swirling pin-curls and swept the rest back and under a hand-made snood.
I swept on a subtle cats-eye liner and let my lips steal the show. This lip colour is Possessed Intense from Lipstick Queen. It’s my current favourite lippie.
I am wearing:
- Red snood (handmade by me)
- Black cardigan with faux-leopard trim (gift from my parents)
- Silver hoop earrings
- Black turtleneck from Country Road
- Forever 21 tartan jeans (thrifted)
- Black motorcycle boots from Big W
- Erstwilder Brooch
I was extremely pleased with my outfit choice for the day. I was comfortable and still felt stylish. And as an added bonus, my hair stayed intact even during the simulated rain inside the theater and a real windstorm outside. I call that a win.