Summer 2014 Style Inspiration: What to Wear to an Arabian Nights Themed 30th Birthday Celebration

I’m closing out the month of May with a show-stopping birthday style inspiration.

Reader Nicole hit up the FBD squad with a special What To Wear request. She writes, “Dear Fashion Bomb Team, my friend needs your help! She’s planning an Arabian Nights themed 30th birthday and needs a look that fits her theme without look too costume-like, please help! Thanks! And we love the site!!!”

Thanks! This sounds like quite the event. You only turn the big 3-0 once, so you’ve got to do it big! There’ll be lots of shimmer and shine for your big day, so prepare for a night of opulent and bedazzled attire.

First up, shimmer in a sheer black and gold asymmetric number offset by a pair of lace-up sandals and an embroidered clutch.

What to Wear to an Arabian Nights Birthday Celebration Donna Karan Coin Embellished Cold Shoulder Top Alejandro Ingelmo Culebra Sandals Giuseppe Zanotti Design Toe Ring SandalAdd a punch of color with a coral lip and matching mani. Work in a few metallic accents with gold dangle earrings and a shimmery bronze lid.

Dress up a long punchy kaftan with a stunning statement necklace, bold beaded bangles, and a pair of sparkly beaded dangle earrings. Anchor this exotic look with a pair of red lace-up sandals and a beaded fold over clutch.

What to Wear to an Arabian Nights Birthday Celebration Amanda Wakeley Aran Long Kaftan Schutz Fiorenza Heel Julie Vos Key West Beaded ClutchTo add the finishing touch, work in a summery makeup palette with a coral nail lacquer, a shimmering golden highlighter, and a voluminous lash.

Slip into a printed bodycon number uplifted by a pair of sleek and sassy sandals and a crystal encrusted box clutch.
What to Wear to an Arabian Nights Birthday Celebration Roberto Cavalli Snake Print Knit Dress Alejandro Ingelmo Culebra Sandal Karen Millen Crystal Encrusted Box Clutch
Drive the theme home with a gold headpiece, mini tassel earrings, and a statement cuff. Opt for a jewel tone mani and a set of plush lashes to complete your makeup look.

And for a curvy girl option, pluck a berry hued ruched dress accented by a pair of dazzling jeweled laser cut sandals.

What to Wear to an Arabian Nights Birthday Celebration Phase Eight Donna Dress Sergio Rossi Filigree Baroque Jewel Laser Cut Sandals Armitage Avenue Metal Rope ClutchAdd a touch of glamour with a three-tier fringe necklace, gold lace earrings, and a stone cut out cuff. Complete the look with a shimmery lid and a complimenting mani.

What say you? Are these vivid looks hit or miss for your bestie’s birthday extravaganza?

Danielle Nicole

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

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