What To Wear: Casual Date Night

And just like that, our sweet sweet summer has all but bid adieu. School is back in session, the evenings are losing their heat, a few early leaves have fallen and your favorite football team is making its’ final cuts. All of a sudden, our schedules are less about easy, breezy fun and more about a calendar filled with work and sports.

Though you’ve attended your last summer parties, picnics, and barbecues, do yourself and your significant other a favor and take a few hours to enjoy a relaxing dinner together. It doesn’t have to be fancy to be fun. Just a few simple accessories can dress up (or down) any look – perfect for a casual date night out.

Check out this no-effort purple shift dress. TJ Maxx, Kasper Purple Crepe Shift Dress, $39.99

tjmaxx Kasper Crepe Shift Dress

This longer necklace will add a touch of sparkle and still keep it casual. Target.com, Women’s Y-Shape Necklace with Pave Disc – Clear/Gold (21″), $16.99

Add a pair of ultra-cool Toms in a wedge and you have a hip look that gives back – for every pair you buy, a pair is donated to a needy child. Black Canvas Women’s Wedges | TOMS, $69

Grab an oversized black bag to finish the look. Forever 21, Black Zippered-side Faux Leather Tote, $24.90

Use the same bag, necklace, and Toms and change out the dress for a more casual look – think birthday party at a friend’s house. TJ Maxx, Everly Tie Waist Black and White Printed Dress, $16.99

 

TJ Maxx Print Dress

 

Add a pair of black tights and you’re off to the first PTA meeting or “Meet the Teacher” night. Merona Black Opaque Tights, $4 on clearance, regular $8 (Target.com).

Merona Opaque Tights

Don’t let the end of summer mean the end of your social life. In these more casual looks, you’ll be ready for a full fall calendar!

Happy Shopping!

Carrie Rowlands Johnson

Carrie Rowlands Johnson

Carrie Rowlands Johnson is a freelance writer. She has been writing since she was a pre-teen. Growing up in a rural area in Pennsylvania, she honed her writing skills while her siblings explored the great outdoors. After college she spent a decade exploring local news beats in upstate New York. A microphone in one hand and a keyboard in the other, she worked as a television news reporter for stations including FOX 23 News formerly located here in Albany.

Today she owns Content by Carrie, lives in Saratoga with twin 9-year old boys and a three-pound Yorkie named Henry.

Read more of Carrie’s published work at CarrieRowlands.com or follow her on Instagram and Twitter at Content by Carrie.
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Carrie Rowlands Johnson is a freelance writer. She has been writing since she was a pre-teen. Growing up in a rural area in Pennsylvania, she honed her writing skills while her siblings explored the great outdoors. After college she spent a decade exploring local news beats in upstate New York. A microphone in one hand and a keyboard in the other, she worked as a television news reporter for stations including FOX 23 News formerly located here in Albany. Today she owns Content by Carrie, lives in Saratoga with twin 9-year old boys and a three-pound Yorkie named Henry. Read more of Carrie’s published work at CarrieRowlands.com or follow her on Instagram and Twitter at Content by Carrie.


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