Whether it's your first date or someone you've been dating for years, the same thought process goes through your head before a lovely evening out on the town - what am i going to wear?
And trust me, you are definitely not alone... On my last visit home to Florida, I was able to pick up some key pieces that have taken my date night outfits to a whole new level of ease. As much as I adore sexy little numbers, I also enjoy a casual look in case the weather turns to its worst or you're just not sure how dressy to be. For me, classic jeans and blouses ooze grace, while leaving you feeling confident all evening long.
For starters, it's time to bring out your straight and bootcut long jeans. Stick to darker washes for the evening to give you the chic elegance you desire or mix a lighter pair with a tank for an occasional day look. I can still fit into mine from 6 years ago, so don't be afraid to reuse those classic styles in the back of your closet. The best part about this pair I have on is you don't have to break the bank. These are from Nordstroms for $59. Talk about a deal!
Next, your blouse. I, for one, am always cold everywhere I go so I like to either bring a jacket or wear a short-sleeved sweater blouse like this one here. Between the texture, fringe detailing, and winter white color, it had "Christie" written all over it and there was no way this piece wasn't coming home with me. H&M has really revamped their clothing to bring designer trends and luxurious elegance at affordable prices. I'm so excited for their new 70's inspired, Retro Revival Collection, and of course counting down the days until Balmain x H&M. Is it November 5th yet?!
Lastly, a look can be tied together with the best accessory of them all - your handbag. I've been a Louis girl ever since I can remember, but make sure to invest in designers that you love! Don't just buy a luxury piece because it's in every fashion magazine, buy something that speaks to you and only you. I prefer to stick to a couple of my favorite designers and have started to build my collection from there. This applies to contemporary brands as well. Tory Burch and Rebecca Minkoff mix swanky fashion with amazing durability and continue to reign a space in my closet season after season.