Last week, I was able to check out Yayoi Kusama‘s “Infinity Mirrors” exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. If you know anything about this exhibition, it’s hugely popular and was not an easy feat to obtain tickets, but totally worth going the extra mile for.
Luckily, my friend and I chose a lovely spring day to head into D.C. to attend the exhibit, and I was finally able to wear my faux shearling moto style jacket with silver hardware, which I picked up a few months ago but had yet to wear. It was perfect for the slightly chilly yet sunny day, being just warm enough without being bulky. Read on to see my full look and get a glimpse of the exhibit!
Shop my outfit: Jacket, Jeans, Mock neck top, Sunglasses, Booties
When putting together my outfit, I wanted to choose something that was fairly comfortable but that would still look sleek. I decided to stay away from wearing any prints or bright colors so that I wouldn’t clash with the artwork– if I was going to have wait in such long lines to experience the exhibit (both to get tickets and to experience each Mirror Room once inside), I wasn’t leaving without at least one cool photo for Instagram and wanted my outfit to work with my surroundings.
Since I was wearing a statement jacket, I went with an all-black monochromatic look underneath to make the jacket the focal point of my look. I wore a plain black mock-neck top with some super stretchy jeggings with ripped knees– this pair from Zara is the next best thing to leggings, allowing me to move around without feeling restricted (I’m looking at you, 100% cotton jeans). This was a smart move because we had to maneuver throughout large crowds the entire time at the museum, and I would have definitely regret wearing a stiff or fussier outfit.
To keep things simple and classic, I wore black ankle booties with a short heel from Blondo. I am OBSESSED with Blondo’s concept of creating waterproof shoes that are chic and aren’t your typical rubber rain boots; my booties are made from a special waterproof suede, but you’d never know just from looking at them. While the booties are a bit pricey, they are totally worth every penny because you can wear them rain or shine without fear of ruining the suede; plus, they are very comfortable. I could honestly continue to rant on why Blondo boots are amazing, but I’ll save that for a future post…
While I wanted to carry a nice handbag, I opted for a mini backpack instead so that I could go hands-free for the day. This was a great decision because with only 20-30 seconds in each mirror room, you had to be on your game: camera primed and ready to fire as soon as you step inside. A larger handbag would have been a total hassle to manage throughout the exhibition, while my mini backpack held everything I needed without being obtrusive at all.
Nowadays, there are so many cute backpack designs on the market, including a ton of miniature sizes which I highly recommend picking up. They are my go-to choice for music festivals or days involving lots of walking around. I finished off my look with my round Ray-Ban sunglasses– note that mine are 54mm, the larger size option which fits my face better and gives a more oversized look.
A few snaps from inside the exhibition:
If you aren’t in the Washington, D.C. area, the Infinity Mirror Rooms exhibition will continue to tour after its departure from the Hirschhorn in May 2017. Definitely try to check it out!