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What to Wear to a Book Signing

Not Sure What To Wear To a Book Signing? These Ideas Will Have You Booked and Beautiful You've read your favorite new book from cover to cover, and now you...

Not Sure What To Wear To a Book Signing? These Ideas Will Have You Booked and Beautiful

You've read your favorite new book from cover to cover, and now you have the chance to meet the author and get that puppy signed. Alternatively, you wrote the book of the hour because you're a total badass. Either way, before you can gush over plot twists and tear-jerking moments, you have to pick out something to wear.

Book signings are typically daytime events, but that doesn't mean you have to stick to a quiet cardigan and slacks. Dress as boldly as the books you love when deciding what to wear to a book signing.

How Do You Decide What To Wear to a Book Signing?

Book signing outfits don't have to be everyday office wear. Celebrate your favorite book with one of these fashion ideas.

Go for All Vibes, No Limits

What makes your favorite book live rent-free in your head for a year? Is it masterful writing? A diverse cast of characters? Maybe, but book lovers agree that there's one element a perfect book is never without: the elusive "vibes."

Use the vibes of the book to pick what to wear to a book signing. A lush historical deserves a silhouette that stands out, such as a structured puff sleeve. Weave in metallic accents to reflect the magic of sci-fi and fantasy.

For a memoir, heartfelt contemporary, romance or another vulnerable book, try a stunning and simple all-white moment. Vintage vibes in a book can always translate into a stylish outfit — just look at former First Lady Michelle Obama's 1990s track jacket from her recent book tour.

Channel Your Fave Character

Vibes are everything, but connecting with strong characters is one of the most rewarding parts of reading. These characters don't exist in a vacuum. Characters in your favorite book inspire you to be bold and courageous in your daily life.

Book signings have an unofficial dressy-casual dress code that isn't best for outright costumes, but you can still pay homage to your favorite character. Try one of these subtle ideas:

  • Rock the character's power color
  • Loosely recreate or modernize an outfit the character wears in a pivotal scene
  • Accessorize with a symbol of the character on your jewelry

If the book is light on physical description, try looking through Instagram for fan art of your favorite character or using imagery from the book cover.

Make a Splash on Social Media

Books don't get to have a social life all that often. Reading and writing are naturally introverted hobbies, so at a signing, take full advantage of the moment.

Because pictures of the book signing event will be all over social media, go for vivid colors that photograph well in natural light. Reviewers, fans and authors alike love to document these special occasions. A bright color-blocked dress will command attention and stand out on IG.

Where Can You Find Awesome Clothes and Decide What To Wear to a Book Signing?

Books use creativity to inspire and bring out the best in people, and fashion can do the same thing. Own your style and express yourself at any age with our standout pieces at Kate Hewko. Check out our looks to get inspired and find what to wear to a book signing.

Sources:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/michelle-obama-book-tour-fashion-lotw/index.html

https://www.vogue.com/slideshow/the-fendi-set-book-launch-rizzoli

https://lithub.com/emma-straubs-advice-for-what-to-wear-to-a-book-launch/



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