Weekends are meant for playing and exploring, and when one does that she needs to dress the part. You can't just wear any old dress to that one rooftop bar you were meaning to hit up all fall. And will pants or a jumpsuit work better to that one book reading you heard about last week? In the spirit of that, here's a new series offering you fun ideas to try out this weekend, as well as suggestions on what to wear to them.
Chicago readers- these are real events happening this weekend. And everyone outside our area, go find these in your own town! I want to read all about it come Monday :)
- Pair your summer midi skirt with a dark hued turtleneck to give it a more fall-feel and go see The Kate's perform this Friday in their all-female stand-up act. They do everything from storytelling, to stand-up, to musical numbers, so there's a little summin' summin' for everyone.
- Layer a chambray shirt under your summer maxi dress and head over to Beer Hoptacular, Chicago's largest beer festival this Friday and Saturday. Sample beers from over 60 different brewers with your buzzed friends and participate in shenanigan like the BeerHop Derby, the Homebrew Challenge, and the Beard Hoptacular, where you vote on the best facial hair in the Aaragon Ballroom.
- Add a fall touch to your pinafore and summer florals combo with a braided scarf and go on the Open House Chicago tour hosted by the Chicago Architectural Foundation. For one weekend a year, they open up mansions, old theaters, hidden rooms, private clubs, and sacred places that are usually off-limits and now open for you to explore. And all for free!
- Layer up by popping a turtleneck under your crew-neck blouse and choose which lecture you want to attend at Chicago Ideas Week. Seven days full of inspirational talks, you can choose to attend seminars on topics like the future of tech, the science behind creative processes, the amazingness of 3D printing, and even talks on how to brew the perfect beer (nomnomnom).
- Pair your maxi dress with a long cardigan for interesting proportions and watch dogs and their owners dress up in Halloween costumes at the Spooky Pooch Parade! Cuteness guaranteed.
- Pair your lady-like midi skirts with sheer, loose blouses for a playful contrast and head to the Joffrey Ballet's modern rendition of Swan Lake. Full of fantasy, lavishness, and drama, I'm curious to see how they'll make this classic into a modern piece.