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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.

 

Rain in Style

Ah, those beautiful and sometimes rare moments when you have a free night, a baby sitter and a date! A trifecta of joy. So you get yourself ready for an evening out, do your hair, makeup, maybe even shave...but, hold on, what do you wear?

This is me every time. And, while some people consider the venue when deciding on an outfit, that’s not usually my first thought. I typically choose what I feel my absolute best in, and it’s usually something that might be a bit much for daytime wear. Besides, what better time is there to be fabulous and a little extra? It’s your night, so turn it up with these wardrobe essentials for your next date night.

Little black dresses.

Perfect option for versatility. Casually style it with a jean jacket and sandals. Be a bit fancy and extra by wearing heels and statement jewelry, maybe even a fabulous clutch!

LBD

This tutu skirt is by Aqua, Express top, Aldo clutch, Colin Stuart heels.

Rompers.

An easy option to dress up or down. Rompers are easier to wear if you want something short and leggy. Pair them with sandals or heels to change the look.

romper

Date night ready in this romper by Alythea, heels by Brian Atwood and clutch, all from ThredUP.

Faux leather.

Looking for something edgy and chic? Faux leather is both. Try a skirt, or faux leather leggings. Tart, Spanx and Hue all make great faux leather leggings.

faux leather skirt

Go for faux leather. This skirt is by Tobi, heels are Dolce Vita and clutch by Stella & Dot

Dramatic skirts.

Drama is acceptable when it’s style! Try a sequin skirt, or one with a little volume to really light up the night. If your skirt has volume, make sure your top is fitted. I almost always tuck in or tie my tops up when wearing a puffier skirt.

puffy skirt

Add drama with a tutu skirt. Perfect for a flirty and fun date. Find this one on Amazon.

concealerTip: Are you like me and need a little help from makeup to look a little less “tired-mom” and a little more “hot mom?” Try this concealer to hide under eye circles. Most of us have those circles; it wouldn’t be life without them! Look for IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye. It’s hands down the best concealer that I have tried. Find it at Ulta!

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