WHAT TO WEAR: Day to Night

Anyone living in D.C. knows how hot it gets here in the summer. When the sun’s beating down, it’s tempting to give up on putting together an interesting outfit and just reach for a plain T-shirt instead. This Fashionista goes a step further, with an outfit that looks like it would be comfortable on a humid day but stylish enough for a fun night.

During the day, this outfit is perfect for anything from a picnic outside to a tour of the city. High-waisted shorts help fight the heat, while a floral tie-front shirt in a lightweight material automatically adds detail without requiring any extra layering. When it gets dark and there’s still a lot more on your schedule, the dark-wash shorts, chunky heels and red lip can easily make the look appropriate for a concert, party, or outdoor movie.

This outfit caught my eye because it’s both edgy and feminine. Strong details like statement sunglasses, as well as the combination of a floral pattern and dark colors, make it fashion-forward yet different. Wherever you live, this look is great at day or night and will stand out in a crowd.

One Simple Change: If you’re going straight from a busy day to to somewhere more formal, just carry along a black bodycon or A-line midi skirt that you can change into at night. It will take up almost no room in your bag, and the quick switch will make all the difference while preserving the most interesting details of your outfit.