Whether you have a steady significant other or are about to go out on your first or second date, there’s no denying that date night can bring on a case of those notorious butterflies. Naturally, for the fashion-obsessed, figuring out what to wear can be half of the madness. There’s the classic dilemma of wanting to look utterly fantastic without trying too hard. And then, of course, you don’t want to end up way more dressed up than your date.
I snapped this Fashionista in a fantastic date night outfit. She achieved that perfect effortless-chic look by mixing dressy and casual pieces, as well as trendy and classic items. Her brightly colored maxi dress is a standout piece that is perfect for spring and summer. Bright hues and bold prints like chevron, stripes and big floral patterns are some of this season’s biggest trends. A maxi dress is a great option if you want to mix up your sundress routine, and it’s an easily styled and versatile piece for many different occasions.
This Fashionista topped off her maxi dress with a cute and casual denim jacket. These jackets have been making a huge comeback the past few seasons because they’re such an easy classic to throw on top of so many different outfits. Her sandal wedges take this look from daytime to date night, and her watch and bracelets are the perfect easy-going accessories to add a little extra shine without stealing the show.
One Simple Change: For a long day of shopping with friends, trading in wedges for chic ballet flats is a great strategy for looking fabulous but ultimately saving your feet. Styling your dress with sandals and without a jacket will transition your maxi dress into summer, giving you the perfect outdoor concert look.