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What to Wear: Summer Nights

by Julie Chiem

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When the lights go down in the city, but the heat is still up, these are the going-out pieces you’ll want to turn to. The Summer 2017 runways brought out alluring styles with hints of color from soft hues to bold brights. Top silhouettes included shoulder-baring styles and so many iterations of the statement sleeve. Among all the shows that left us breathless, we picked out our favorites. Temperley showcased a cool and fresh take on shine. Dreamy unicorn colors were used in an irresistible grown-up way. We saw sequins in sorbet tones decorating dresses and jumpsuits. The magical collection really played up the nightlife look, setting an upbeat tone for the season. Balmain and Saint Laurent presented drool-worthy metallics, convincing us sparkle isn’t just made for holidays.

Whether your plans involve happy hour, a romantic dinner, or dancing all night, these outfit ideas may come in handy. Take a hint from the runways and read ahead for our edit of the top trending styles.

Miami Nights

After a night of dancing, there’s often a chance of ending up at a late night diner. Opt for a statement-making piece that works for multiple occasions. From a poolside party scene to dancing under the stars, this season’s best styles include a wide range of fun and playful options. Choose from sheer floral dresses, gorgeous matching sets, and sexy separates. In the Summer, you can’t go wrong with a pop of color or a hint of skin. Add show-stopping earrings and slides to complete the look. Turn your hot night into a haute one.

NYC Rooftop Bar

Casual drinks with low-key vibes call for easy-going pieces. From weekday happy hours at a lounge to weekend bar meetups, you can show up in style in a subtle way by mixing great statement pieces with elevated basics. Try a fun off-the-shoulder top with cropped jeans and a pair of sleek heels, or a denim dress with a standout bag and sandals. By balancing an on-trend style with a classic piece, the overall look is dressy without appearing over the top.

Evening in the Hamptons

Whether it’s a dinner party or girls’ night, a night out in the Hamptons usually means you’ll want to dress to impress. Get noticed with a good mix of head-turning pieces. Go for a sleek and polished jumpsuit or a flirty dress. From ruffles, lace, and cut-outs, there are so many styles with beautiful details this season. Finish the look with a delicate necklace, clutch, and metallic heels. A little shine goes a long way.