What To Wear To A Sophisticated Event? Outfit Inspired By Karlie Kloss

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As you well know, New York Fashion Week is history now. As a matter of fact, as we speak, London Fashion Week’s third day is on a roll (Burberry today! Yaay!) but I have some unfinished NYFW business I’d like to submit to your attention as well.

Karlie Kloss was appointed as the new face of Mercedes Benz as they already gotten us used to pairing a very high profile model with one of their very high profile cars. This time it’s the Mercedes Benz CLA Class and it was actually launched a few days ago, on February 12th 2013 at the Lincoln Center (you may remember we mentioned something about a Ryan McGinley ad she did for Mercedes? Well, you can watch it after the jump).

For the fancy occasion, Karlie was there too. And what she wore for the occasion is the reason I wanted to do this story. Because her look is the perfect answer to a potential dilemma starting like this: ‘what to wear for a sophisticated event?’:

what to wear to a sophisticated event inspired by Karlie

A black tux! Yes, it’s such a balanced outfit for a day – to – evening event that doesn’t revolve around fashion or something highly glamorous but still is high profile nevertheless!

black tux for fancy events

Black tux with loose tux pants worn with a sheer black top. Put some lipstick on, some pretty fancy sandals, mess – up your hair and you’re good to go. At least in my book. The perfect no – stress, no – fuss but a lot of style, personality and elegance in this look.

karlie kloss new Mercedes Benz launch

I tried to emulate it via polyvore and above you have the set I came up with, very similar although clearly more accessorized. You can forget about the accessories, the look is strong enough on its own. I know I’m on a black streak lately, as you can easily observe that tendency in my polyvore sets, but I think it’s because of the winter – I’m not too good with moist weather. Would you wear this dark tux look, though? And if you think it’s too dark, what would you wear to lighten it up?


#1 Trix on 02.17.13 at 1:30 pm

I love a good ‘garçonne’ look! She really pulls it off here.. I love the mix of masculinity with the suit and then the bra showing under a sheer top to emphasize her femininity.

Having said that, I’m not a huge fan of the shade of her red lip, or the amount of concealer it looks like she has on. Outfit is awesome. Make up is ok.

#2 kpriss on 02.18.13 at 12:16 am

if one day she’ll quit the ‘girly’ act, she could develop a real dramatic look / character. She always reminds me of Lou Doillon.. don’t ask! ;)

Oh, and I much rather see everything going on around the eyes and not the concealer. But I think that too is part of her ‘girl runs the world’ moment…

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