I made the last-minute decision to see “On Your Feet!,” the Gloria Estefan musical, over the weekend and it was amazing! All the songs my sister and I grew up listening to were brought to life with each step and lyric. It only helps that our mom is a HUGE fan.
But the one thing that stumped me before the show was what in the world to wear!
This isn’t something you do every day. You know it’s not the 1950s, so wearing your best dress isn’t necessary. The rest of the details, however, are pretty hazy.
So, I’m going to make things a little easier. Here’s what to wear for that next musical, play or indoor classical concert.
(Classic me, always looking at the wrong phone during a picture.)
I loved that my lipstick matched the background! But what made me feel happiest is that I chose something comfortable.
Keep the temperature change in mind.
It’s the middle of summer. Going to see a musical or to any indoor event is a welcome change of pace when you’re used to walking through 80 to 100 degree streets. The cool, air-conditioned theater will feel amazing for the first few minutes, and then it’s get a little chilly.
I wore a knee-length, black cotton dress from J.Crew. This dress covers all the important areas so I knew I wouldn’t be too cold and could easily to pick accessories for it. It only helps that black is half my wardrobe and reminds me of Audrey Hepburn.
You can never go wrong with a LBD.
If dresses are not your thing, a skirt, light pants or simply packing a sweater in your bag will do the trick. Just skip the romper or shorts. Your legs will thank you later and you won’t be too distracted by the cold to enjoy the show.
Pack Sunnies for Before and After.
It was overcast the day we went, but I can tell you Times Square is less than forgiving when it comes to your eyes. The sun glares between the buildings all day.
Whenever I have to go up there for work, I try to have my favorite pair of pink Michael Kors sunglasses in my bag. (It was just $40 at the Michael Kors Outlet in PA. and is a complete life saver!) For those of you that need a good pair, I found these neutral, Gucci sunnies for just $80!
Going from a dark theater to the sun-glaring streets can also mess with your eyes and any photos you take after the show. That being said…
Because this isn’t a normal activity, you’re going to take tons of photos throughout the day! And I mean TONS. I was more than excited for the show on the way there, so I killed some time by playing around with filters on InstaStories. Queue the cutest form of bunny ears:
That’s it for now!
Come back on Monday for style news, tips and tricks. There may be another sales round-up in your future. Until then, have a great rest of your week everyone!