Okay, sure. It’s only February. But some of the biggest events on the social calendar are just around the corner, and now’s the time to prepare. Thankfully, Christmas is long gone, and with it, our depleted bank balances. The hottest dates of the spring and summer require a lot of careful planning, especially from a fashion perspective. And since nowadays our whole lives appear for everyone to see on camera, it’s even more imperative that we get our personal style right. Here are just a few of the season’s big events taking place in the music and sports worlds over the next few months and tips on how to dress for them.
Yes, the excitement of the Superbowl has passed, but plenty of other sports have their seasons’ big events coming right up. Major Baseball League begins in late March, for example, and soccer’s World Cup takes place in June. The key to dressing for most sports events is to keep things cool but casual. Obviously, you’ll want to wear the jersey of your favorite team, but dress it up with a feminine hairstyle, some cute earrings, and a little bit of gloss. Don’t forget to buy the team shirt of the current season, unless you’re ready to be grilled on the past. You don’t want to be a fake fan.
Of course, horse racing events are the exception. May’s Kentucky Derby brings people out in their finest garb. Think fashion-forward dresses, classic glamor, and fancy hats. Many events even have a dress code, such as the UK’s Grand National, arguably the biggest one of the lot. It’s also considered part of the etiquette that you actually understand what’s going on. Websites like Oddschecker put out a lot of tips closer to the time, so use it to avoid any embarrassment. It won’t look good if you don’t know that Total Recall (the horse, not the movie) is now one of the bookies’ favorites.
There is an abundance of music festivals taking place this year and every year, all across the globe. For example, if you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Texas in March, you could be seeing all the latest up-and-coming artists at SXSW, the huge Austin showcase and definitely one of the festival season’s big events. The key here is understated style. If you’re going to be attending, you want to look good, but not so glam that you look as though you’re not there for the music. That’s not the vibe. If you’d prefer to dress more glamorously, why not check out CMA Festival, taking place in Nashville in June? If you’ve ever wanted to live out your inner Dolly Parton dreams, now is your chance. Think Daisy Duke shorts (if you dare), and a tied checkered shirt. Throw in a cowboy hat, and you’re there.
If you really want to stay in with current fashions, however, recently trendsetters have been all about style with an edge. This summer marks the final ever Warped Tour, the cross-country punk rock tour. It’s going to be all about 90s style; so kohl smokey eyes, chokers, lace and even vintage band tees will be all the rage.
Looking forward to the fun spring and summer months ahead? Make them the best they can be.