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Your Day for Night Guide

Be the Coolest Person at Houston’s Winter Music Festival with these Looks

BY // 12.16.16

Day For Night — Houston’s winter music and art festival — kicks off this weekend at the former Barbara Jordan Post Office building downtown, which means it’s time to start getting your concert-ready ensembles ready. As visual arts and trailblazing music collide, you’ll need to look the part.

This winter music festival is about visual arts and music for the electric hearts, from afternoon EDM tunes to the midnight rap-rock bonanza — with major acts on multiple stages. You’ll want to wear your best festival-worthy gear for this all-day Saturday and Sunday bonanza.

We’ll detail our favorite looks — and tell you how to achieve them. From the young and outgoing, to the mature and toned-down, we have a little something for everyone. Call it a fashion-forward guide to Day for Night.

PaperCity fashion intern Cassandra Eledu and PaperCity‘s Kara Smith, who does the Common Polished fashion blog, will show us the way to Day for Night success.

“Overalls are my perfect go-to’s for festivals because they are so easy to wear yet oh so stylish. From summer to winter, an overall is definitely a staple piece. It’s a silent striker and the ultimate layering item.” — Cassandra Eledu.

Holiday Gifting

  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Nocturne Studio
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Casa di Lino
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Bond No 9 - Candle


“This look is overall badass! I’m all about a look that is subtle with a sexy touch (a peep of skin with the thigh-high boots and skirt action), but one to definitely stand out in a crowd.” — Kara Smith

“This weekend will be a good time to layer, well, anytime is a good time to layer to give your outfit a more versatile look. Also, you never know when the weather will change in Houston. Here, I mixed high and low brands to create the perfect street style look.

This guy can tie the jean jacket around his waist during the day and throw it on at night guaranteeing comfort while still fitting the scene.” — Kara


“All black can transform your look in a huge way. You can walk into to a room, not say a word and let your outfit do all the talking. Wearing all black and a leather jacket screams cool, calm and sexy. Wear the look with a standout shoe or accessory for a wow effect.” — Cassandra

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