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12 pieces to consider for your next night out

21st September, 2018

One of the most fun things about a night out is being able to plan your outfit, right? The whole process of putting together a look and getting ready is all part of the experience and definitely one of the highlights of the evening in my opinion.

What I love about “going out clothes” these days is that anything goes. You can go out in jeans or a killer party dress and still be going to the same bar or restaurant, it all just depends on your look and aesthetic.

One thing I love doing with evening wear is incorporating one statement piece. Whether it’s a bold jacket a pair of standout earrings, I think night time outfits are a great excuse to step it up and do something with your ensemble that you wouldn’t normally do during the day. And the good news is that there are SO many evening-appropriate pieces out there right now that are just dying for you to take them out to cocktails with the girls.

Shop my evening wear picks below
Paco Rabanna Blossom 1969 sequinned shoulder bag

Give your trusty black clutch a break and opt for something with a little more wow factor. This sequinned bag is just the thing to take an outfit from so-so to spectacular.

Ganni Lagarde checked silk-blend lamé top

The humble check gets a night time makeover in lamé—definitely a piece that’s made for a night out with jeans and heels.

Off-White houndsooth wool-blend blazer

A statement jacket of any sort is always a welcome addition to an evening look. Keep the rest of your look pared back then pop this on top for a seriously bold ensemble.

The Volon metallic and velvet clutch

Clashing textures make for a bag that is destined for elevating any evening outfit to the next level.

Isabel Marant Tricy embellished leather belt

You can easily take a dress in your closet and revamp it with the addition of this belt. A great colour that’s really wearable and versatile.

Rosie Assoulin fringed-knit jacket 

Textured pieces are amazing at night. This jacket thrown over a look will instantly dial up the glamour.

Yeezy Season 7 PVC pumps

Transparent shoes are all the rage right now and this Yeezy pair will instantly add an on trend feel to any outfit.

Kalda Ringi 65 Snake Embossed slingback heels

Don’t be shy with your choice of footwear! Now is the time to embrace vibrant and bold pieces such as these snakeskin heels.

Dolce & Gabbana cameo crystal rose drop earrings 

These earrings have a soft feminine feel but are so striking they’ll instantly lift any outfit you pair them with.

Dolce & Gabanna fluted cady midi skirt

If you’re heading to a dressy occasion this fluted skirt is the kind of style that will ensure your outfit hits the mark.

Keepsake ruffle mini dress

I’m loving all things pink right now and this dress is no exception. If you want to stand out in a crowd then this dress is for you.

Sabina Musayev Martha midi skirt

Pair this skirt with a silk cami and a pair of statement heels and you’re ready to walk out the door.

Fashion

How to refresh an evening look without having to buy something new

22nd June, 2017

I often have to go to multiple events for work and this has required me to get quite imaginative and creative with how I style what’s already in my closet. It doesn’t make sense to have to buy a new outfit for every single function I go to as I’d quickly spend a small fortune! However I also want to look and feel my best and I’m the first to admit that that can often come from wearing something new. This is why I’ve found that it’s important to refresh an evening look so I can still get that brand new clothes feeling without having to actually spend a cent. Here’s what I do…

Switch up my accessories

The right bag and shoes are crucial elements to any evening look and I find it’s one of the easiest ways to make an ensemble feel new. For example I can easily re-wear the same LBD multiple times but by simply pairing it with different footwear (I may opt for a statement heel if I wore a simple black shoe the last time I wore the dress) and bag each time it feels refreshed rather than recycled.

Change my  jewellery

A dress I already own can easily feel fresh with the right jewellery. I’ll often pick a focal point for a look when it comes to accessorising so if I wore a dress with statement earrings at one occasion I may opt for a ring or bracelet the next time I wear it so it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing exactly the same thing.

Take a different beauty approach

Hair, makeup and nails are all important when it comes to styling an evening look and it’s often in the beauty department where I find I can easily make a dress I already own feel new again. My rule is to always go for the total opposite beauty look that I opted for the last time I wore the outfit I’ve chosen. So if I wore my hair down with natural makeup on an ensemble’s previous outing I will wear my hair slicked back with a cat eye the next time I wear it so I don’t feel as if I’ve just hit replay again. Nail polish is always a great way to finish off a look so I will often just make sure that I’m wearing a different shade each time I wear a dress.

Think outside the dress box

The majority of the time I will wear a dress if I’m going to an event but I will change things up if I feel the need for a change. Instead of wearing a dress I may consider wearing a top and skirt, a jumpsuit or even a suit if I’m feeling a little uninspired by my dresses. Often by simply exploring alternatives to wearing a dress to a function I feel as if I’ve got a completely new outfit.

What are some ways you would re-work an existing evening look?