By: Key Michel
It’s the night of your exciting date with a brand new love interest; and you’re rummaging through your closets trying to find something to wear. Your looking all over the place for the best outfit; and simultaneously growing annoyed because you realize you have absolutely nothing to wear. You barely have any evening attire; or accessories; and your date is literally in a couple of hours.
This was indeed a real life scenario that sparked the inspiration for this article you’re currently reading. After helping someone figure out a last minute Valentine’s Day outfit to wear; in that instance it dawned on me how important it is to have evening attire in your wardrobe. Whether you have a romantic date, your friends birthday dinner, or a Broadway show; with a collection of evening attire you will always be well prepared.
Keep scrolling to learn the 4 style secrets for the perfect evening wear
Going Out Coat
A going out coat is the number one asset you need to build your signature evening attire. Your evening coat is either the statement piece to your outfit; or the complimentary piece that brings the entire look together. Your evening coat serves as the introduction to your outfits story; and you want to make sure it’s a rememberable one. An evening coat is typically worn in colder seasons; but in warmer weather you can bring a light evening jacket to have for those cooler nights.
It’s vital to play around with colors, prints, styles, textures and fabrics. Keep in mind that your evening coat shouldn’t have a casual appearance. It isn’t something you would wear to the grocery store; unless it’s one of those days where your making a major fashion statement everywhere you go.
Have A Variety Of Different Pieces
Your evening attire should do a great job reflecting your personal style; but at the same time it should also challenge you to get out of your style comfort zone; and giving new pieces a go. For example, let’s say you love to wear dresses; but that is all you have for evening attire. Challenge yourself by adding new styles to your evening attire such as blouses, jumpsuits, skirts, stylish pants, blazers, and 2 piece sets. When it comes to your personal style; you always want to make sure you focus on what you love, but that you also focus on versatility. You want to have the freedom to switch things up; and to try something new.
Right Type Of Going Out Shoes
My Unless you have a fantastic shoe collection; or your a self-proclaimed shoes lover, this is most likely the area where you evening attire needs the most support. It’s common to have a variety of the best evening styles; but hardly any shoes that properly go with them.
Style Tip: Have some neural shoes that will go with most of your outfits, statement shoes that will brings out your outfits; and colors and styles that will go with majority of the evening styles that you own.
It’s best to focus on the comfort, the style of your shoes, and your evening attire collection when selecting the right type of shoes.
Evening accessories are always really fun to play around with; and have the power to elevate your entire outfit. Once your finished getting dressed, and your outfit is stylishly on; your evening accessories will bring your look even more to life. Examples of evening accessories include earrings, necklaces, bracelets, statement belts (that can be worn over blazers or dresses), brooches, clutches and handbags.
Some of your evening accessories can be interchangeable, and can be worn with casual outfits; such as statement belts, or certain necklaces and earrings.
It’s always best to have a variety of great evening accessories that you can choose from and experiment with.
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