There is a lot of hype about what to wear to Alt Summit. The talk is all over twitter, the pinterest boards are piling up. The general consensus I found was that there will be people in all stages of dressy. Some people will go all out, and others will be in jeans and a shirt. Everyone is welcome, but lots of people say its a way to appreciate and show gratitude for other designers.
Wednesday – I woke up in Idaho, drove to SLC to meet my friend Kadie for lunch, and ran back to the Grand in order to hit the early bird session at ALT. It was crazy, but I was glad to see I fit in just fine with my patterned jeans (leapoard, MEOW) a basic shirt, and cardigan. I borrowed my all time favorite necklace of my Grandmas, a turquoise squash blossom, and even got a compliment on it from Brooke White (HOLLA!). That evening we had dinner with the sponsors. I was thrilled to get to meet the Bing Team, as well as my new friend Amber. It was a wild and fun night, even if I didn’t win the Surface Notepad. BOO. I wore my leopard print booties, black leggings, black blazer, and a fun pink necklace.
Thursday – Classes, Classes and roundtables. That evening was the Cricut party, and the theme was Green. I didn’t get a great picture of this day’s clothes, but here is the best that I could find.
Friday – The day was more casual, the night was more fun. I thought the cricut party would be more formal, but the Friday mini parties tended to be more so (in my views). I HATE dresses, so I wore pants. Honestly, for how much hype there is about what to wear, it seemed like every dressed the way we do when we have time to get ready in the morning. Nobody was outlandish crazy casual or overly dressy, but it was great to wear accessories and not worry about your earrings getting ripped out by your toddlers.
So for next year if you are reading this and freaking out about what to wear, DO NOT worry about it. I promise its not as stressful as the hype leads you to believe.