Picking out an outfit is already hard enough, factor in a date and its nearly impossible! Sometimes, I get so stumped on what to wear, and my room suddenly looks like it’s been hit by a hurricane, hurricane Kim. Clothes are scattered all over the place and I end up feeling like “I have nothing to wear”. Well that’s how I felt this past weekend. Anyways, I’m here to share a few pointers on how to find the perfect going out outfit. There are some basic rules I like to keep in mind before I destroy my closet.
- Dress Accordingly
Find out where you’re going, and what activities are going down. You don’t want to be that chick that overdresses or underdresses to an event. It’s better to be informed and prepared.
- Check the Weather
Probably a crucial one. Nothing worse than being hot, cold or getting rained on. Some key items I tend to always have with me are a jacket (which you’re mom has already told you a million times to bring) and an umbrella (especially in Florida)!
- Simple is sometimes better.
Stop overthinking an outfit. Going out and wanting to look your best are top priorities BUT it’s easy to end up in a rut after going rummaging through outfits. At times simplicity can be the answer in styling a look. A classic white tee, and jeans are an easy go to. But for a more flirty vibe, I would opt out for a flowy dress.
But most importantly….
- FEEL CONFIDENT
There’s no point in going through all these steps if in the end you don’t feel like yourself, you don’t feel comfortable, and you don’t feel confident. Because ultimately you wear the clothes, the clothes don’t wear you! Feeling at ease should be a constant principal to keep in mind.
With that being said, let me break down my perfect feel good going out ensemble!
I took a trip to Wynwood, which is a little neighborhood in Miami with dope spots to drink, eat and shop. I already knew I was going to be outside for majority of the day. Which living in Florida only means one thing, I was going to be HOT as hell! I usually always wear shorts, but on this day I preferred a more fun and flirty look, anddddd I wanted to bust out this Isabel Marant dress I’ve never worn. The pattern made the dress effortless to throw on with minimal accessorizing. The fabric was whimsical, light and most importantly breezy (so I wasn’t TOO hot).
Being that the dress already had a busy pattern I picked a shoe that would draw out a color and stand out while still staying pretty neutral. A strappy sandal was the perfect match, the heel wasn’t too high and I felt completely confident strutting down the streets.
Lets talk about the handbag though. This little gem (no literally, it has gems on it) was the icing on the cake. The Valentino Embellished Camera bag is my idea of treasure. The perfect sized bag for a day out, not too little, not too big. With its array of different colored studs, I find it to be a statement piece and the tan color easily pairs well with most outfits.
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