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WHAT TO WEAR: Girl’s Night Out

It’s a phrase as old as time: “Summer. Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.” I would agree 100 percent, except I spend my summers in Chicago. So Chicagoans like me know that summer vibes can take a while to get in full swing.

Because it tends to only stay around 80 degrees during the day, our nights are a bit chillier than some people are used to. This gorgeous Fashionista put together a simple but cute girl’s night out outfit that perfectly fits the unpredictable Illinois weather. In my personal opinion, ripped jeans in any form will always be on-trend. There are so many styles to pick from, so finding what works for you won’t be an issue. Snagging a pair of ripped denim jeans similar to this Fashionista is super easy can be found almost anywhere, or even distressed at home. Finding a white or off-white top will not only be a piece you can rock on your girl’s night, but keep all summer long. Finishing the look off with peep-toe heel ankle booties from Akira will have you looking right for a night out with your best gals.

One Simple Change: Adding a statement necklace like this one from Charming Charlie’s can really help to spice up any outfit for a more formal occasion. The beautiful detail on this piece will give your outfit a dressier feel if you want add some interesting detail. The thing I love about looking at other people’s style is that you get to be inspired by them and you can even recreate their look with pieces you already have.