[In early adulthood there is an activity that plays a large role in most of our lives; nights out on the town. And with those nights out always comes the question: “What am I gonna wear?!?” Each week I’ll be putting together a cute and affordable “going out” ensemble guide (that you can tweak to your own personal style and body type, of course) so that maybe that age-old question can be answered a little quicker than usual. And your friends aren’t waiting – for hours – for you to emerge from your room.]
So the weather’s colder and we’ve said good-bye to the sexy tanks and sandals of summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look sexy & flirty, while still keeping cozy. A perfect fall solution is to pair up those sassy summer dresses with a funky pair of tights and a cute and flirty jacket. You won’t be miserable freezing your bootie off as you bar hop, and I can bet you’ll still be turnin’ heads.
I love this dress from Forever 21 and it’s only $22.80. It’s basic enough that you can wear it multiple times in a plethora of ways. Add a belt, wear different kinds of tights and/or shoes, put on a blazer; all of these things will mix it up and give you a new outfit. Of course, you can find basic cocktail dresses all over the place, so find what suits you and go with that, just make it as basic as possible so you can dress it up with accessories without going overboard.
I recommend that if you go with the basic black, pair it with funky colored tights. If you choose the dark purple dress (which looks blue online), go with a black textured tight. You can find inexpensive tights at Forever 21 or Target, and this website, welovecolors.com, sells a wide array of tights, including 45 different color choices. Their solid colored tights are only $8 each!
A sassy pair of heeled mary janes is the way to go when it comes to shoes, and you can find adorable and affordable styles at Target. Like these two. Love em.
Jewelry-wise, you don’t want to go overboard, but you can keep with the vintage-feel of the ensemble by going with a fun pair of oversized studs and a feminine bracelet or cocktail ring. (Again, Forever 21 is THE place to get adorable jewelry on the cheap). The black accessories are sophisticated, classy and perfect for this look.
And to top it all off, find an adorable swing jacket. You can go with a basic black, but grays, purples and materials such as tweed, houndstooth and herringbone are big this year. They will add a little extra twist to your going-out-fit, and are versatile enough to go with any ensemble you choose to wear them with.