Five Necessities for a Summer Night Out

By on August 17, 2014
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By Breanne Banessi –

Social calendars become a bit busier when the weather heats up. Dress up for your next summer night out with these impossibly chic summer essentials.

1. The Little White Dress

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While the little black dress will never go out of style, summer is the perfect opportunity to have fun with your wardrobe. For a hot summer night out, consider picking up a little white dress. White looks especially striking against a golden summer tan. A common summer trend with the little white dress to consider is eyelet. LOFT makes a perfect little white dress for a summer night out. This eyelet dress features crisp, white cotton, a boatneck neckline and scalloped edges. The shift cut of this dress makes it flattering for a large variety of body types and this little white dress can easily transition from office to evening with minimal effort.

Beanne photo wedges2. Sexy Wedges

Heels are always fashionable, however, experiment with your look in the summer by pairing your little white dress with a gorgeous pair of wedges. Show off your perfect pedicure by choosing open-toe or strappy wedges. offers a stylish pair of wedges that will work with your entire summer wardrobe. These wedges from Seychelles feature a four and ¼ inch stacked wedge and leather straps. It is available in three color options, but nude helps to make your legs look longer and will ultimately be the most versatile in your closet.

Breanne photo statementNecklace3. Colorful Accessories

Wearing white with nude wedges leaves room to add some colorful accessories to complement the blank canvas you created with your little white dress. Show off your flirty, feminine side with a striking pink statement necklace from J. Crew. This necklace features light gold plating and a floral feel with petal pink, bold blue and flamingo hot pink accents.

Breanne photo purseIf you prefer to keep your jewelry delicate and minimal, consider carrying a fashionable bag or clutch in a bold print or design with your outfit. Try a Michael Kors wristlet in white with pops of raspberry colored leather. This wristlet is large enough to hold your essentials including a phone, but is convenient and small enough for summer nights spent at fairs, music festivals or sitting outside on the patio of your favorite restaurant.

4. Setting Spray

Summer weather is wonderful when you want to soak up the sun and head outdoors, but it can make the longevity of your makeup an issue. Whether you are fighting just heat or heat and humidity, you can help makeup keep from sliding or melting off your Breanne photo settingMistsface with the use of a setting spray. Setting sprays or mists are designed to finish off your makeup look and increase the wear of your makeup. offers a variety of setting mists, each of which targets a specific skin concern. When you are planning to head straight from the office to your social event, consider the Colorescience Sunforgettable setting mist. The formula includes vitamin E which helps to refresh the skin after sun exposure and is suitable for all skin types. If you have dry skin, alleviate discomfort with the setting mist. Blemish prone or excessively oily skin benefits from the use of the setting mist as well which helps to balance out your skin while keeping your makeup locked in place all day and night.

Breanne photo colorstayMoistureStain5. Vibrant Lip

Finish off your summer night out look with a dramatic pop of color on your lips. Revlon launched a new product that is absolutely perfect for summer nights. The Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain is a hydrating formula enriched with vitamin E and aloe. While it has immensely hydrating properties, the color stains your lips with vibrant hues and eliminates the need for touch-ups. It also features an intense gloss finish and is available in 11 shades that range from nude to an electric pink and coral, both of which are trendy summer colors.


Breanne is a recent college graduate, blogger, and fashion aficionada.  You can find her over at her blog, Proper & Pink! You can find her on Google +.

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Five Necessities for a Summer Night Out