What to Wear: Lit City Baltimore

Light City is upon us once again. One of the highlights of the festivities is “Lit City Baltimore” – a dance party inside the St. Paul Street light tunnel. Now, dressing for such an event isn’t the easiest for me. I’m either wearing workout gear or decked out in my going-out togs. That middle range of attire is what I struggle with. So, in an attempt to find a cute, casual outfit I took a trip to Anthropologie in Harbor East (280 International Drive, 21202).

The first thing I spotted was this Pearl Ruffled Jacket. After a long winter consisting of dark colors and heavy layers, this jacket just caught my fancy. It’s the perfect transitional piece since you can wear it now, in the summer at night and maybe even into the fall, if you’re not sick of it by then. (Pearl Ruffle Jacket $148, Photo courtesy of anthropologie.com)

From there, I found this white tee by Alina. As you know, I am a firm believer that you can never have too many white tee shirts. I like that you can wear this one long or tucked in and the sleeves are long enough to hide any residual winter arm bulge that you may be experiencing (trust me, you’re not alone if you are). (V-Neck Tee $58, Photo courtesy of anthropologie.com)

After I spotted the white tee, I thought I was done at Anthropologie. But, I was wrong. On my way out, I stumbled into the back of the store and hit the motherload. Turns out, there is an area called ‘Gathered Together.’ Essentially, it’s best sellers and online returns. The sizes are limited, BUT you can see the item and the order it in the right size. The best part, a lot of the merchandise is stuff that wouldn’t normally be at this location.

I found this pair of Mid-Rise Ultra Skinny Citizens Jeans. Turns out they are an online exclusive, but thanks to that back room, you can get them in store too…if you look hard enough. (Citizens of Humanity Jeans $238, Photo courtesy of anthropologie.com)

Now, as much of a heels girl as I am, sometimes you have to wear flats. Generally speaking, if an event takes place on the pavement – as this one does – I think it falls into that flats category. Diverging from the Anthropologie choices here, I’m feeling this pair by Valentino (available on netaporter.com) for spring. (Valentino Rockstud Flat $975, Photo courtesy valentino.com)

Then to complete my Lit City look, I found this Clare V. Foldover Clutch. There’s something about the colors on this one that I love. I’ve been a fan of Clare V. for quite a while. In fact, my first bags by her are so old that they don a Clare Vivier label instead of Clare V. (Clare V. Clutch $235, Photo courtesy of anthropologie.com)

I’m sure these items will get you through Lit City and beyond, providing you with some great pieces to “lighten up” your summer wardrobe, as well. xx

About Veida McCampbell

Anyone who knows Veida McCampbell will tell you that she knows how to dress. Whether she's going to a meeting, heading to a workout or en route to a party, she’s always turned out perfectly for the occasion.   Veida looks at personal style as an opportunity to make a statement about yourself without having to speak a single word.   “Someone’s impression of you is often determined by what you are wearing. Why not make it a good one?” she says.   It’s one thing to be able to style yourself. It’s another to be able to help others that way. Veida has mastered the art of both. Before she started her marketing consulting business, Veida worked as a television producer in LA. As a producer, part of her job was - you guessed it – helping style the on-camera talent.    Working in the entertainment industry gave her exposure and access to leading designers and stylists, which further boosted her fashion education. With Veida back in Baltimore and now the go-to fashion advisor for many of her friends, we’ve asked her to share her knowledge and skill with us. In her bi-weekly column, “What To Wear,” Veida will rely on Baltimore area shops to both put together outfits she suggests for upcoming Baltimore events, and to answer some of your style questions.

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