A few months ago I came across a picture of Jessica Alba in a gorgeous look on her way to Ralph Lauren’s S/S 14 show at NYFW. Why I loved it? Because she incorporated warm weather flowing pastels with her cold weather chunky dark neutrals to create a refreshing take on fall dressing. This instantly inspired, what I consider to be, the perfect winter date night look.
Jessica’s look will set you back big bucks, but there are easy ways to achieve her look on any budget. Some tips for perfectly achieving her look include keeping the sweater cropped. This will keep the sweater from overpowering the skirt and will make your overall look appear slim and clean. Another tip is to keep the skirt airy by choosing a light, flowing fabric. Heavier textures will, you guessed it, make the overall look feel heavy so stick to silks and chiffons.
Another skirt tip is to keep the length to a midi or slightly higher. A full on maxi will also create a heavy illusion but it also really covers you up – it is date night so keep it fun and flirty (and feel free to rock a mini if you’re ready to brave the cold)! Lastly, if you live in a place where strappy sandals aren’t a fall/winter option, don’t be afraid to try a pointy-toe pump or a classic ankle bootie. Either shoe option would work great with this look.
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