How to dress for a summer night out

Summer Night Out

Summer is here, and it's time to plan your OOTN

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I never know what to wear in the summer. I'm always planning ahead, so I have a great winter wardrobe right now... but summer night out ideas? It's hard because I want to wear something 'summery,' but shorts and tanks always feel too casual for me.

When it comes to a summer night out, I always end up falling back on black dresses.

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I wanted to change it up, so I went with this gold sparkly top from Phillip Lim.

I wore it before for NYE but it's really season-less. Paired with some lavender frilly shorts it's a great look for a summer night out.

Phillip Lim silk tank in light gold Tibi Eclair top Pale Gold tee Missguided metallic crop top Missguided metallic body suit Sleeveless sequin top Ralph Lauren beaded tank

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Chanel bag:

Tassel camera bag

Quilted flap bag

Quilted mini bag


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DANNIJO cluster earring

Ippolita rock candy

Jules Smith gold earrings

Ben Amun crystal cluster

Lana marquis cluster

The Chanel bag and cluster earrings add the "night out" feeling that I was looking for. Of course, the gold top helps as well. But the Art Deco earrings make this look much more glam, just perfect for a summer night out.

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The sandals I'm wearing are the ones I made from an old pair. These Aquazzura Wild Things sandals were the inspiration. These shoes are so popular that even designers are copying them. There are dozens of similar shoes at Zara and Forever21. Although I don't recommend buying shoes from there, you can check them out if you need a last-minute night out shoe.

These Gianvito Rossi sandals would work well for a summer night out. These Gianvito sandals are great for times when you have to walk a lot.

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The final touch of summer to this OOTD are the lavender shorts.


J.O.A. lace shorts

Free People lounge shorts

Urban Outfitters skirt

Alexis Lini crochet shorts

Alice+Olivia mini shorts


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I love putting new outfits together, but summer OOTDs are always the hardest for the some reason!

How do you dress for your summer night out?