WHAT TO WEAR: Girls Night Out

What better way to kick off the school year than with a good old GNO? You’ve been deprived of your best girlfriends all summer and you’re finally back together, of course you have to celebrate! Whether your version of a good time with your gal pals includes partying hard at the hottest new club or just going downtown for dinner, this Fashionista’s look can keep up.

This look is great for that time in the semester where it’s almost fall, but it’s still too hot to wear sweaters and leggings. The black crop top is the perfect way to keep cool, and the breathable material only adds to the comfort. You can never go wrong with a striped skirt, but this fitted pencil skirt is just the right length to be appropriate for dancing or dining. The maroon color may say fall, but the lightweight fabric makes it ideal for these last few summer nights.

Chunky boots are always a statement, but this pair truly brings the outfit together and emphasizes the edgy vibe. When you think about what to wear for a night out, chances are that heels come to mind. What you might not be thinking about is how your feet will feel after a few hours walking in stilettos—ouch. These boots offer all the benefits of high heels (added height, killer legs and instant confidence), without any of the pain.

Finally, this Fashionista pulls together the entire ensemble with subtle accessories and a simple hairstyle. This half up, half down hairdo is the ultimate easy-breezy look for going out. No hair in your face, but still girly. Lastly, her rings add a fun, bling element and all of the earrings complete the fierce look.

A black and white flannel around the waist would make this outfit perfect for a day to night transition. The flannel would add a casual element for class and without it you are ready to hit the town!