Day to night: Styling the perfect summer outfit
The perfect day to night summer outfit exists, honest. It’s all about planning ahead, featuring at least one statement piece for the season and feeling comfortable all day long no matter what you plan on getting up to.
When it comes to looks that easily transition from day to night, here’s one to feature in your wardrobe and what pieces you need to create it:
The crochet dress
This is your base when it comes to the perfect summer outfit. Lightweight, pretty and with a pattern that reminds us of comfy knitwear and childhood days, crochet is the perfect texture to feature in your main look. Choose a light shade – white works best – to stand out wherever you head off to with your pals.
Look for a style that doesn’t need a slip dress worn underneath but that covers your skin. It’s a dress style that looks cute for a summer picnic but that will also see you through to the bar at night.
The bomber jacket
Summer days can quickly turn cool here in the UK, especially once the sun sets, so ensure the party doesn’t stop for the cold by pairing your crochet dress with one of the stylish bomber jackets currently dominating the jacket scene. A soft, velour style material is preferable, especially if you’re looking to wear it once it gets dark, as it adds a little luxe to your summer outfit, making it ideal for wherever the night takes you.
The fashion trainers
Trainers are being worn for everything now, from walks in the park to teaming with tailored trousers and a shirt for every day workwear. Add a pair of fashion trainers to this summer look, for casual vibes that tick all the seasonal athleisurewear boxes. You could choose a bold print – leopard is seeing a resurgence in popularity this season – or opt for something like a classic white or black that will go with everything and ensure you get into that club no problem.
The shimmer make up
Shimmery make up is back with a bang this summer, as we dabble in sparkly goodness for festival looks and push the boundaries for those Instagram pics. When it comes to shimmering make up and day to night styling in the summer it’s easy to achieve, all you need is highlighter. You no doubt have a gorgeous tan already – natural or out of a bottle, it doesn’t matter – so it’s a good idea to accentuate this.
Add highlighter to your cheekbones, under your brows and even on the tip of your nose – essentially all the places the light naturally hits. This will give you a gorgeous, healthy- shimmery look that works all day long and through the night.
Team all these elements together and you have a summer time look that works for both day and night, wherever the season takes you.