Dressing for a day at the museum might not seem daunting until you try to put together an outfit. Or, worse yet, when you think you’ve nailed your art-appreciation look only to find out that your shoes are giving you blisters and your silk camisole isn’t sufficient for the high-blasting AC in the building.
Whether you're spending your day off getting your intake of local culture or you're on vacation with your family, 'tis the season for a schedule packed with museum visits. As such, it's officially time to start planning your wardrobe.
Wondering what to wear to a museum this season? Consider layers and comfortable footwear, but stick to elevated classics. You might be tempted to hit the cultural institution in your most casual outfits, but it's worth paying a little respect to the greats you've gone to visit, dressing in a way that might pay proper homage to the artwork you see on the walls.
No, that doesn't mean you need a Victorian-inspired blouse that would make the most famous of portrait painters proud or a 1950s glamour look of Richard Avedon's prints. However, this is a time to channel your most polished self—even if you're just wearing blue jeans.
In keeping with the elevated take on comfort, we're gravitating toward flat shoes, tailored denim, and jackets designed for transitional weather. We're fans of high-low looks consisting of jeans and blouses, midi skirts and lightweight knits, and other youthful combinations that make us feel like we're on a weekend stroll and ready to be photographed.
Need some inspiration? Keep scrolling to find the 10 stylish women below. You're bound to find your new go-to look—whether you're headed for an afternoon at the museum or beyond this year.