Over the last couple of weeks I have had a few discussions with friends and a couple of business owners about what it means to "know how to dress."
The business owners that I conversed with own fine nightlife establishments here in Milwaukee and when they are setting precedence for the venue's target audience, dress code and attire are extremely important.
This ranks highest on the list for a couple of reasons, the first being image. If you have a venue that is new, elegant, top of the line in décor and serves top shelf drinks, the last thing you want is a party full of misfits. How is this usually determined? By the way one presents his or herself. Your sense of style is your exterior business card.
Having the right pieces will get you in the door, and it has nothing to do with how much they cost. Far too often, many party goers are turned away because they attempted to enter an establishment that has a dress code wearing jeans and tennis shoes or a hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap. There are several venues that allow this kind of attire; usually they are called sports bars, bowling alleys or pool halls. When you want to attend a nice party at a Downtown location, you should be ready and able to dress the part.
Going back to the discussions that I had with friends, we came to the conclusion that there are some people who just don't know how to dress for occasions. Could it be true, that some adults still lack the knowledge of what is appropriate evening out attire? Worry not, I the self proclaimed "Red Bottom Diva" is here to give you a few pointers, so that the next time you step out, you wont be left out in the cold.
Here are a few key vocabulary words:
- Fashion forward: To be presumably hip, slick and cool this can mean anything from premium denim jeans for both men and women, accompanied with nice shoes, nice shirt. Here's a hint- think Kanye West, Chris Brown, David Beckham, Common, Rhianna, Amber Rose and Kelly Rowland…