Date night for me usually consists of jeans and heels. However, come summer the thought of sweating in heavy denim doesn't really ring the romance bells. So I sometimes change things up and throw the husband for a loop and put on a dress. Nothing too fancy. Something along the lines of a casual summer dress that can easily transition from day-to-night.
In the summer, certain dresses can feel a bit too formal and stuffy considering the heat & humidity. The summer LBD (little black dress) is such a versatile piece because you can easily elevate or downplay the dress by switching up a few of the accessories.
If you're on the hunt for a summer LBD look for fabrics that are lightweight and breathable like silk or cotton. The lightweight material will keep you cool while the black color will make it a bit for dressy without being too formal. As mentioned, changing the accessories is one of the easiest ways to change the look of any outfit, especially this summertime LBD. During the day, pair the LBD with sandals and a tote then at night swap out those accessories with a pair of heels and a clutch. It's simple, chic, and classic.
While I personally chose to stick to a monochoramtic look with my accessories, you can easily make this more summer appropriate by adding some color. Have fun with your accessories and add a statement necklace or fun stack of bangles. Try adding a fun print like leopard shoes or bag. And don't forget about your lipstick, mani, and pedi colors too. An easy way to add some color and coordinate your look.
Having an LBD in your closet is a wardrobe staple every women should own. You'll find it's a workhorse wardrobe item that can easily save you from the "I have nothing to wear" dilemma.