Summer Style Without the Florals & Frills: Date Night

Dress: Millie Mackintosh from ASOS, Bralette: Forever 21, Clutch: Heartbreaker Stores, Shoe: Wild Diva Lounge from Eden Sky, Handchain: Forever 21

Dress: Millie Mackintosh from ASOS, Bralette: Forever 21, Clutch: Heartbreaker Stores, Shoe: Wild Diva Lounge from Eden Sky, Handchain: Forever 21

Photography by Kristine Morgan

Photography by Kristine Morgan

Hello and welcome back to HerLifeStyled! I hope that you have been enjoying my posts about all things summer style and are finding inspiration in my looks, tips and tricks! Well, if you are then don’t worry because the fashion fun isn’t over yet! As another weekend approaches we have another fun topic to chat about! Last week we talked about the daytime events of the summer, but this week the topic of conversation is date nights! Whenever we have a date one of our first thoughts is, what am I going to wear? At least one of mine is! Whether we are going on a first date, out with the boyfriend or even husband, we always strive to dress to impress! No worries because I am here to help with that difficult decision. In my opinion this is the perfect ensemble for a date night this summer, it is sexy yet chic and incorporates some trends of the season! I chose a Millie Mackintosh maxi dress because it is easy and effortless, but this one is dressy enough that it is appropriate for a nice dinner date! I love how feminine this look is, but not girly, just the right mix of skin and sophistication to stun your date. This date night outfit is another great example of combining multiple trends without being too trendy, just fashion forward. The first trend here is one that was seen on runways all over the world this season, the super shine satin trend! This trend is incredibly glamorous and something that celebrities are rocking left and right. Not only is the fabric of this dress on trend, but so is the style. The wrap dress will always be a classic, something that Diane Von Furstenberg has taught us all too well, but this kimono style wrap dress is really making waves this season. What a fun twist on a classic silhouette! Finally, we spice things up with accessories! The lace up shoe is also a major trend this summer, whether it be a flat, a sandal or a heel. For date night of course I chose the heel version! Then I added a bit of edge with the cool studded clutch and gold handchain that really elevated this look. I hope that I was able to help with one of the most difficult decisions a girl has to make about date night other than who she’s going on the date with! If you use some of these ideas while getting ready you’re sure to not only catch your dates’ attention, but you will be turning heads of the entire restaurant! Comment below with all of your thoughts, questions or post requests! Follow me on Instagram at @mpj11 and @herlifestyled, also go and give the HerLifeStyled Facebook page a like for more fashion fun! Get ready for more summer style advice in the near future! Let’s live a stylish life together!

Lots of Love!

Meredith