WHAT TO WEAR: Date Night

June 29th, 2016 at 2:10am

While tourists love Florida as a summer vacay spot, Floridians know the true perils of summer time. The heat burns and the thick layers of humidity don’t really simmer down as dusk approaches. With this in mind, just the thought of skinny jeans and bodycon dresses can get us sweating. So when it comes to date night, how do you stay and look effortlessly cool?

This Fashionista stayed comfortable and stylish with her look, and it totally grabbed my attention. She describes her style as active and feminine, drawing inspiration from movies and television hits that involve high fashion, like Gossip Girl (anyone else think this look is Blair Waldorf-esque?) and The Devil Wears Prada (one of my personal favorites as well).

I love the cutouts on her shirt that show a little extra skin without giving it all away—something I like to keep in mind and would definitely recommend for a first date. The cutouts make the top a bit edgy and she manages to refine the overall look by tucking it into her high-waisted skirt. The print on the skirt continues the balance of edgy and sophisticated. The flowy cut also makes it perfect for a summer date night. This similar skirt inspired by her look completes the balancing trick just as well.

The gold accents this Fashionista chose for her look complement the clothing amazingly. I think the metallic accents of her purse and gold bow heels works perfectly because it provides a little pop without cluttering the look, which is already focused on the skirt’s funky print.

The overall effect of these stylish pairings pull double-duty in keeping her physically and aesthetically cool—which is all you can ask for on a summer date night in Florida.

One Simple Change: If you’re on the go with tons to do in the same day, you might find yourself needing to dress more on the conservative side (work, internship, meeting the parents). Simply throw on a light cardigan or box jacket to go from one occasion to the next.