What To Wear To A New York State Assembly Fundraising Event

Avanelle writes, “Hello Fashionettes! I am attending a fundraiser for a friend who is running for NY State Assembly. It is being held at a cute, swanky place in downtown Brooklyn. The invite says business casual but I am lost as what to wear. I want to look chic but not over-done and definitely not casual either. I love blazers and cute dresses. Please help!”

Even though the event calls for business casual attire, I really wanted to give you options that weren’t so indicative of the moment. With sassy prints and vibrant shades create a look that’s stylish and fun with a touch of sophistication.

I’m obsessed sleeveless waistcoats as a stylish alternative to the traditional outerwear option. For look #1 I styled a LK Bennett Cannes Sleeveless Tuxedo Jacket with a punchy Mary Katrantzou Kathmandu Skirt.

What to Wear to a NYC Fundraiser Event Mary Katrantzou Kathmandu Skirt LK Bennet Cannes Sleeveless Tuxedo Jacket Saint Laurent Paris Pump Nina Ricci Suede Inset Clutch

A sleek pair of mint green pumps and a Nina Ricci Suede Inset Clutch and chunky jewelry gives the look a fashionable edge.

Sass up a piper button down by mixing prints with a Tibi Raffia Patwork Crop Top and Printed Silk-Gazer Skirt.

What to Wear to a NYC Fundraiser Event Tibi Printed Silk Gazer Skirt Tibi Raffia Patchwork Crop Top Schutz Erline Lace up Sandals Asos Clutch Bag with Triple Turnlock

A pair of lace up sandals, an oversized leather clutch with triple clasp detailing, and a deco inspired crystallized cabochon necklace add the finishing touch.

Don’t put your peplum pieces to rest just yet. For your final wardrobe option, opt for a neon 3.1 Phillip Lim Mint Cloque Floating Peplum option offset by black glazed ponte pants and laser cut booties.

What to Wear to a NYC Fundraiser Event 3.1 Phillip Lim Mint Cloque Floating Peplum Top Jimmy Choo Matt Python Clutch Karen Millen Laser Cut Peep Toe Boot Nicole Miller Glazed Ponte Pant

Complete the look with a standout clutch and geometric jewelry.

What do you think? Have I given you a few wardrobe ideas for your fundraising soiree?

Danielle Nicole

Danielle Nicole is an LA native, a self professed shopaholic, and Fashion Bomb Daily's resident stylist.