#OOTD – What to Wear to a Play

8th January

Living in New York City, our Liliya’s social (and cultural) calendar is always full. She recently viewed the premier of “Adam & Brian,” a captivating play directed by her friend Natalia (Naty) Yandyganova. The play, of two gay men who overcome a life trauma together – both were beaten up as part of a hate crime – formed part of a festival of one-act plays uptown.

Adam & Brian play

“Adam & Brian”- playwright: Craig Donnelly, director: Natalia Yandyganova

In case you’ve ever wondered what to wear to an event like this, Liliya’s outfit of the day (#ootd) will surely inspire you! We call it “of the day” because she had no time to change for the 8:00 showing (can you relate?) Not a problem!

The days are over when women had to dress formally for an art opening or to see theater. And in this cozy chamber theater, Liliya was surrounded by friends and acquaintances. Yes, the outfit was appropriate and…

What to wear to a play


What most stands out to me is its richness in terms of color and textures. Let’s start with the J Brand® jeans. Liliya “love[s] the grey color with a little purple in it. They are super soft and comfortable.”


And they could not possibly be better accompanied than with a pair of purple velvet All Saints high top sneakers. Super fun and edgy!

Purple velvet All Saints sneakers

Liliya’s shirt is from DKNY Pure ready-to-wear line. According to our muse, “I love its plaid pattern. In front, it has a common plaid, while in back, the hem is a little longer, and the plaid is diagonal. I think it’s very flattering for a woman’s body; it makes you visually skinnier unlike regular plaid patterned shirts that sometimes seem to add a few extra pounds.”
How to dress for a play

Liliya's #ootd for a performance

Flattering lines!

And the hit of the ensemble is the vest!

According to Liliya, “it is Harvey Faircloth. Fur is absolutely soft, warm and snuggly. And I love the fabric inside the vest. It reminds me a regular sweatshirt. I adore that combination of fancy-looking fur and simple, casual sweatshirt material on the inside.”

Harvey Faircloth fur vest

Of course, a Louis Vuitton tote combines nicely with the dark, earthy palette.

What to wear to a play

Shakespeare had it right when he declared, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” I adore the way Liliya expresses her refined style through combining colors, patterns, cuts, and textures.

I hope you have been as inspired as I am by yet another great outfit of the day – this time, outfit for a play! – by our own Liliya Anisimova. Stay tuned for more from our fashionista muse!

XO, Janea




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4 responses to “#OOTD – What to Wear to a Play”

  1. Fifi says:

    This is such a cool outfit! I love the vest and those sneakers are amazing xx


    • Janea says:

      Thanks for your comment, Fifi! The vest is also our favorite – with the sneakers being a close second. xx
      I look forward to checking out your blog!

  2. Chiara says:

    Amazing vest and shoes!!!


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