When planning a night out look, what I am excited about the most is getting dressed up. Before I even start looking for an outfit, I like to envision of myself in the desired destination already wearing something impeccable. My vision evokes certain thoughts and feelings that I believe set the tone for my search.
I may sound like a yogi right now, but shopping is all about having a positive and open mind. This is especially true when your outfit requires a little more effort and attention. The key to creating a look a night out look is identifying the difference between what seems wearable and what is actually wearable. Retailers and designers love to get creative with outfits that contrast the daytime; this usually includes unnecessary cut-outs and hem lengths that end up being too short for any height.
A couple of weeks ago my shopping journey led me to my favorite Philadelphia boutique, Knit Wit. I was drawn to this Paul Smith landscape print skirt that reminded me of last summer in the Italian Riviera. Most of you might know Paul Smith as a men’s fashion designer, but surprisingly after finding out 15% of his clothes were worn by women, he introduced a womenswear collection. Thankfully, because this skirt is literally “picture perfect!” I paired the skirt with a more simplistic silk top by a designer named Louiza Babouryan. This designer is known for mixing textiles and textures rather than color and print, hence the feather detailing.
Finally, I strapped on my Alexander Wang heels that I bought last summer on sale; shoes with wrap around laces have become one of the hottest styles this season mostly because they elongate your legs and add an unexpected flare. Just remember, with a vision and a little help from a boutique like Knit Wit any outfit (day or night) is possible!