WHAT TO WEAR: Girl's Night Out

Summer is a time when we get to escape from the full burden of stress that comes with the school year and unwind for a little bit. Whether you’re on campus for summer courses, doing an internship or simply just enjoying these precious few months back at home, it’s safe to say that summer has a way of turning every night into a weeknight. For those nights out with your girls, finding the perfect outfit can be a daunting task. You want to look glam, yet keep an element of comfort because you never know where the night may take you (and if you’ll be walking home in the same outfit the next day). When done correctly, the perfect outfit should have you jumping in every group shot for Instagram because you’ll feel so fab.

This Fashionista nails the GNO ensemble with ease. Her black bell-sleeve dress is the perfect staple to build the look with. The shift-like silhouette of the dress allows for comfort, while the lace fabric is both flirty and a bit vampy. Don’t get me started on my love for bell-sleeve anything, it’s rooted in my love for Stevie Nicks and that’s saying a lot. The playful and dramatic sleeves are ideal for adding flare to your night out look. This Fashionista pairs her dress with black suede cut-out heels that are as fit for a night full of dancing as they are a dinner with your girlfriends. She keeps things simple by adding only a turquoise bracelet and keeping emphasis on the dramatic silhouette of the dress.

One Simple Change: This look can easily be turned down a notch to fit the bill for a brunch ensemble, giving you the perfect excuse to fall asleep in your outfit from the night out! Okay, maybe that’s only appealing to me. Anyways, by switching out the heels for a pair of gladiator sandals and pairing the dress with a floppy hat, the look takes on a more casual vibe that works for grabbing the best meal of the day with your girls and recalling the night’s events.