One of the biggest challenges we ladies face with summer style is taking our favorite casual daytime looks into the evening. When you're at the pool, the beach, or brunch in a caftan, hitting the bar after in the same outfit isn't always the best idea. (Read: Beachy babe can swiftly turn into beachy mess.)
To help us along on this journey of dressing cute during the summer days and nights, we consulted our resident stylist, Marissa Webb.
"I think we all want to be comfortable during the summer heat but still look polished," Webb tells us. "I find that having a few key styling tricks is really helpful in pulling together a look that’s well balanced for day and night."
Curious to know her day-to-night summer magic? Keep scrolling for Marissa Webb's top tips for taking your summer outfit from day to night with ease!
Structured handbags and dressy shoes paired with your favorite comfortable jeans give your comfortable look a more polished edge.
Balenciaga Le Dix Soft Mini Cartable Bag ($1935)
Gianvito Rossi Strappy Lace-Up Sandals, Black ($995)
Banana Republic Woven Stripe Canteen Crossbody ($130)
I love a classic T-shirt! I dress mine up by pairing them with lightweight wide-leg trousers or by layering a blazer on top. Adding something a bit more polished with something casual is a great way of dressing up your easy summer pieces.
Banana Republic Monogram Tailored One-Button Blazer ($198)
3.1 Phillip Lim Cropped Wide-Leg Trousers, Merlot ($495)
Think maxi–maxi-length pants, skirts, and dresses. Toss it on and pair with your favorite heels or dressy flats, and maybe add a statement necklace to pump up these otherwise relaxed items.
Flynn Skye Unbutton Me Dress, Skye Stripe ($157)
Saloni Alexia Swiss-Dot Chiffon Maxi Dress ($560)
Layers are key—not in your apparel, but in terms of what other items you can layer on top of your favorite cotton blouse and comfortable bottoms. Think down to your nail polish; often it's the little details that complete the look. Changing the accessory layer around your favorite comfortable clothes can transform a look. I rarely leave home without my bracelets, and I'm currently seeking more statement earrings to pair with my white T-shirts.
Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Nail Nantucket Coral Nail Polish ($24)
Chloé Carly Gold-Toned Chain-Link Bracelet ($290)
Maison Margiela Convertible Single Earring & Choker Necklace ($192)
How do you dress up your favorite casual summer looks? Tell us below!