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WHAT TO WEAR: Date Night

With school being out for the summer, we can finally ditch the late night study sessions and have some fun! What better way to enjoy these cool summer nights than by going out on a date! Whether you’re dressing up for the classic dinner and a movie, or hitting a cool spot out in the city, there are so many ways to mix and match pieces to go along with any occasion.

This Fashionista totally nails the flirty summer look; perfect for going out on a date! Her dotted dark blue patterned dress with the bold daisies on top is a great way of mixing patterns together and keeping it fun and unique. This Fashionista could have easily kept it simple with this adorable dress, but I love that she added a denim jacket on top to give this look a bit of an edge. Adding a jacket or extra layer on top of a dress is always a good idea for nights where the temperature drops a bit. Pairing up a feminine dress with a more casual denim cardigan is an awesome combination of feeling put together, but laid back at the same time. Whether the date night brings her to the movies, dinner, beach or a stroll out in the city, this look will make anyone feel comfortable and cute!

Another trendy element to this Fashionista’s outfit is her kate spade purse. I’m obsessed with bold colors for the summertime and this Fashionista flawlessly adds that instant pop of brightness to her outfit with this purse. Although I’m all for sporting a classic black handbag, strong vibrant colors like this orange, are great ways to make a statement especially on a date. This Fashionista also rocks super cool flats with gold studded details. Keeping her shoes simple with small extra details, really help bring attention to the focal points in her outfit. Flats are always the best go-to shoes for dates because they’re easy to walk in, but can also give an outfit a dressier vibe.

So to all of you Fashionistas: It’s time to bring out those patterned dresses and eye-catching pieces this summer! While everyone wants to make a great impression for date nights, an outfit is only beautiful if worn confidently.

One Simple Change: A date night doesn’t always have to be with a significant other; invite your friends, dress up like this Fashionista did and enjoy a girl’s night out! To make it more suitable for a night out with your girlfriends, take the denim jacket and replace it with a leather jacket. This will create an even edgier feel that’s more suitable for the night time. You can also choose to pair this look up with chunky black booties and you’ve got a great combination of sweet and sassy.