It's Leo Season, So Don't Hold Back Now—6 Looks That Will Demand the Spotlight

It's officially Leo season, and the category is extra. Leos' planetary ruler is the sun, which means fire, drama, fun, and joy abound this month. We all know after August comes back-to-school month aka Virgo season (i.e. sensibility and practicality), so this August, I'm going all out. I'll stop there on the kindergarten astrology and leave the rest to the experts, but you get the point. It's "show off what your mama gave you" season! I'll be wearing my best looks everywhere—including to the beach, to a wedding, on a night out with the girls, and even while doing errands—simply because I can. Can I get an amen?

Keep scrolling for the best Leo season–appropriate looks plucked from these Instagram streets and all the coolest finds from across the internet that make me giddy just thinking about them. It's time to make some plans because these looks deserve to be taken out and spoiled, as do you. Have fun!

Date-Worthy Minis

Best 2021 going out outfits: date-worthy mini skirts and shorts

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@mimi.orere

Looking to spice up your date-night outfits? Look no further. A dramatic miniskirt paired with a basic tank is the way to go. This effortlessly chic look is a feast for the eyes and will make your partner step up their date game as well. It screams "do better."

Risqué Going-Out Dresses

Best 2021 going out outfits: risqué going out dresses and heels

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@_magda__

When Beyoncé said "get your freakum dress on," this number made by Syndical Chamber is exactly what she meant. The peak of summer is on the horizon, and there's no better way to celebrate than by wearing a short, sexy dress and bright, audacious heels.

Textured Summer Whites

Best 2021 going out outfits: textured summer whites

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@kateemao

Summer whites will always be a thing, so you might as well invest in the look. This season, I'll be focusing my purchases on textured pieces that add dimension and flair to the fabled all-white Diddy party look. My favorite texture at the moment is this plissé fabric—it's both fancy and cool, airy and structured. I truly can't get enough.

Showstopping Wedding Guest Dresses

Best 2021 going out outfits: showstopping wedding guest dresses

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@emnitta

It's technically the bride's day, but that doesn't mean you have to dim your own light! Don't be afraid to take fashion risks when dressing for a wedding. Yes, all the aunties might stare, but get that outfit off, honey. 

I'd never think to wear a caftan to a formal event, but this one shifts the narrative. Everything from the high leg to the exaggerated fringe and the striking pink hue makes it a dream. Now, just imagine it at golden hour. You're welcome.

Corsets for Gallery Hopping

Best 2021 going out outfits: corsets for gallery hopping

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@raayya

Structural pieces like corsets and layered skirts are the perfect complement for a day of gallery hopping. They're eye-catching and intriguing, inviting onlookers to dig a little deeper, just as they would with the art around them. Raya gets it—her 'fit is curated to perfection.

Errands in Orange

IDK about you, but during Leo season, I'm not even looking at the grays and blacks in my closet. The firey energy of this month calls for the queen of the color spectrum: miss orange herself. Choose this bright hue in casual, laid-back pieces to set the right balance between "look at me" and "there's nothing to see here."