Style ideas for the perfect summer date night
Now that we’re able to leave the house a little bit more, you may be looking into planning the perfect summer date night, and it all starts with your outfit. Kiarra Logan, fashion stylist, Kiarra Looks has some style ideas perfect for the occasion. Here’s more from her:
Black and White Monochromatic Look:
Black and white looks are perfect for date night. They
are always very chic and can be styled different ways. Try
to incorporate a texture such as leather or lace when doing a black
and white look. One of my favorite chic summer tanks is by NYC designer
Hunter Scotto, and I paired it with a wide leg jean from Zara. Styling a
basic white tee is also a great day for date night, especially if paired with a
leather skort, skirt, or pants. You can dress up the white tee with a
statement earring like the one I’m wearing from Shop Kn0ir.
Satin and Silk Tops:
If you’re looking to dress up your denim this summer,
do it with a Satin or Silk top. I love these blouses because they are
light, chic, and can be styled different ways. If I have an oversized one
I usually tie it in a know right at my waist line. If you don’t have
this style in your closet already, start with a local vintage or thrift
store. I purchased this green gem from a online thrift store, Lime
Vintage, as well as a few printed ones. Whether you are doing solid or print,
make sure to pop your blouse with a fun heel. A local indy favorite for
vintage is Zodiac Vintage in Fountain Square.
Printed Sets are perfect for date night because they require
minimal effort. With the top and bottom matching its easy to just
throw on and go. Of course you can wear them separately too, and
personally I love to belt them as well. My favorite for this summer is this
set from Shop Sugar Drip, a South Florida based boutique, and I paired it with
a vintage belt from Washington Ave. Again, I am all for sustainable
fashion when possible.
Dresses and Sneakers:
Lastly, we have dresses and sneakers. Dresses and sneakers is a date night dream come true! You get the girly/feminine, but the comfort of a sneaker. Now, there is a big difference in the “work out sneaker” and “date night” sneaker. Sneakers that we dress up tend be a little more chic and of course not overly worn in. One of my favorite go-tos for sneakers in Indy is Cargo Street Wear near fountain square. Last week one of my favorite designers Cushine dropped their collaboration with Target and I was able to get this green leopard print dress. I could not believe how lux this was from Target, but if you hurry I’m sure you can still find a few of the pieces locally.
Accessories for date night:
Accessories are definitely key for date night, and
really add the extra touch. For bags, the most important style tip is
knowing when to leave your big bags at home. Date nights are not for huge
bags or totes. Make sure you opt for something small that just
holds “the essentials”. Last summer I purchased a vintage straw
bag from Vintage Store, Issa Pop Up, and I carried it on almost every night
out. Little bags, big statement.
Video and Photo Credit: Mike Andre Photography @mikeandrephoto