Three Outfit Ideas for Summer Evenings

At the time of writing this post, we're in the process of coming out of a pretty brutal lockdown over the British winter and getting well into the summer months. And with this new-found freedom comes the dilemma of what to wear when you're heading out for the evening, possibly dining al-fresco.

Here's three easy outfit formulas for summer evening outfit ideas, as well as tips on how to style them.

Slip Dress + Loose Blazer + Sandals

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The slip dress + loosely tailored blazer + sandals outfit is great for a smart-casual dinner out with friends or your partner.

Important that the blazer is loosely fitting, and not a corporate style for this to work in a social setting. And keep the sandals flat for a more effortless look.

Ideally keep the dress and blazer in similar or the same tone - much more elegant and stylish that way.

Midi Skirt + vest top + Cashmere Sweater

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This combination will work equally well with a maxi skirt or midi skirt. Wear your vest top, and then tie a lightweight cashmere sweater around your shoulders when it gets chilly. And if it gets really cold (I see you, London), you can always put it on with a stylish french tuck.

Flat sandals and a basket-style bag will keep the look summery and casual.

Trousers + Vest Top + Shirt

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Another answer to your smart-casual dilemmas, this outfit combination involves loose-fitting or wide leg trousers (something with a bit of a difference to them if you have them), with a tight-fitting vest top and an over-size button down shirt worn open over the top.

Keep the vest top and shirt in the same or similar tones (a light blue one would work equally well with the white vest top above). 

Accessories like a bold necklace will keep the look more feminine, and a basket bag lends a summery and casual finish. And make sure you wear sandals that show some skin. Nothing too closed-up or chunky for this look.

These looks most likely can be re-created with pieces you already have in your wardrobe. I work with my clients to edit their wardrobes before we do a shop together. It's so important to shop your wardrobe first, so that you make the most of what you already have. I can then identify what's missing and plan a focussed shopping trip so that you only buy what you need - the pieces that will maximise the number of outfits you can create.

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Seventies suiting. You can amp it up with seventies print on the suit or shirt, but the silhouette is a mix of clean lines in the flare of the trousers and the slightly wider lapel, with the femininity of a ruffle or pussy-bow blouse. Keep the heel of your shoe a substantial one to balance the wider hem of the trousers. And keep your sunnies humongous. #suzannedelahuntystylist
Seventies suiting. You can amp it up with seventies print on the suit or shirt, but the silhouette is a mix of clean lines in the flare of the trousers and the slightly wider lapel, with the femininity of a ruffle or pussy-bow blouse. Keep the heel of your shoe a substantial one to balance the wider hem of the trousers. And keep your sunnies humongous. #suzannedelahuntystylist
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As we’re all getting back to a kind of normal lifestyle again, I’ve noticed that a lot of people are so much more conscious about what they wear and how they spend their money on clothes. 

It doesn’t make sense to spend a fortune on formal, “going out” clothes that you rarely wear. 

Instead, it’s about investing in quality pieces that you wear every day. And finding financially more sustainable ways of getting those outfits you might need for special occasions - like vintage or renting. 

And then re-purpose and re-style your formal pieces so you can wear them every day. They don’t have to stay hanging in your wardrobe un-worn. 

DM me if you need my personal styling services to help you make your wardrobe work for you. 

#suzannedelahuntystylist

 📸 @johnnysturrock

As we’re all getting back to a kind of normal lifestyle again, I’ve noticed that a lot of people are so much more conscious about what they wear and how they spend their money on clothes.

It doesn’t make sense to spend a fortune on formal, “going out” clothes that you rarely wear.

Instead, it’s about investing in quality pieces that you wear every day. And finding financially more sustainable ways of getting those outfits you might need for special occasions – like vintage or renting.

And then re-purpose and re-style your formal pieces so you can wear them every day. They don’t have to stay hanging in your wardrobe un-worn.

DM me if you need my personal styling services to help you make your wardrobe work for you.

#suzannedelahuntystylist

📸 @johnnysturrock

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“Buy less, choose well” - Vivienne Westwood. 

It’s a false economy to spend money on a lot of fast fashion. In most cases, cheap clothes don’t last long. 

If you invest in beautifully made and well-fitting pieces that go with your other clothes and suit your shape and style, you will get so much more wear and look so much better. 

#suzannedelahuntystylist

“Buy less, choose well” – Vivienne Westwood.

It’s a false economy to spend money on a lot of fast fashion. In most cases, cheap clothes don’t last long.

If you invest in beautifully made and well-fitting pieces that go with your other clothes and suit your shape and style, you will get so much more wear and look so much better.

#suzannedelahuntystylist

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How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist
How to layer your outfits - swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist

How to layer your outfits – swipe across for my tips (save post for future reference)! Key is identifying the separate pieces in your wardrobe that form the building blocks of your outfit. #suzannedelahuntystylist

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Autumn outfits are all about the boots, the earthy tones, and the layers. 

And try turning your going-out top into a strategic layering piece for day time. #suzannedelahuntystylist

Autumn outfits are all about the boots, the earthy tones, and the layers.

And try turning your going-out top into a strategic layering piece for day time. #suzannedelahuntystylist

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“Fashion should be a form of escapism and not a form of imprisonment” - Alexander McQueen.  Fashion can be a way of escaping the roles that you’re expected to fulfil and enable you to express (and be) yourself in an authentic way. The first step is knowing what your personal style is. Then build a wardrobe based on the key elements of your style. #suzannedelahuntystylist

“Fashion should be a form of escapism and not a form of imprisonment” – Alexander McQueen. Fashion can be a way of escaping the roles that you’re expected to fulfil and enable you to express (and be) yourself in an authentic way. The first step is knowing what your personal style is. Then build a wardrobe based on the key elements of your style. #suzannedelahuntystylist

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