"What does one wear to the casino?" is a question that popped into my mind when I was invited to a gathering at The Argosy Casino. Of course I already knew my answer, as always I decided to be "Team Overdressed," a style choice that allows me to wear faux fur, a floppy hat and heels (amongst other outfits) to just about everywhere, including the gas station, Walmart and everywhere in between. One of my major influences of Team Overdressed style is Adrienne Bosh, the wife of Miami Heat player Chris Bosh. Mrs. Bosh can be found sitting courtside at a Miami Heat game wearing a pink tulle skirt, black lace top and red bottoms, with the hashtag "Team Overdressed" on her Instagram photos. Currently, she is pregnant with twins, raising three young children, and running her own boutique, Sparkle and Shine Darling and has not missed a beat on being Team Overdressed.
As a proud member of Team Overdressed, my go to outfit for the casino had to include faux fur. I decided to wear an ombre blue faux fur vest, purchased from Rue 21 as a Christmas gift for me. To keep the outfit edgy, I choose ripped, bleached boyfriend jeans for my bottoms. These are my favorite jeans, purchased from Forever 21 for $6.99, on sale! They get worn a lot by me, so expect to see them on The Mod Little Melanin frequently! When wearing faux fur to a nightclub or perhaps a casino, I tend to wear a simple tank top underneath to keep me cool and comfortable while I'm having fun!
Accessories are my favorite part of the outfit! Never be afraid to accesorize an outfit, however, there is such a thing as over accessorizing! For example, if you choose to wear large earrings, such as hoop earrings, avoid wearing a large necklace. It is best to pick one or the other in order to best highlight the neckline! If the neckline of a top or dress is busy, a necklace is unnecessary, as the neckline of your outfit is already being properly showcased. Becasue my faux fur vest was a blue ombre, and already busy in style, I choose silver hoop earrings as my only accessory. My ears are not pierced so these were a hard find for me! Shoes are a favorite accesory of mine (I probably have over 100 pairs). For this outfit, I decided on navy blue suede booties, purchased from Target for around $8.00 during September. To top the look off, I choose a winter white faux fur purse purchased from Charming Charlie's for $25.00.
When wearing faux fur, never be afraid to get creative! Faux fur goes with anything and everything! I treat every single faux fur vest, and jacket that I own as an accessory, meant to take the outfit just a step further to gain attention!
Never be afraid to experiment with style!
- Chelsea Nicole, The Mod Little Melanin
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A Fashion Blog by Chelsea Nicole.