When you’re a parent, you cherish the elusive date night. The busier you get, the fewer and more far between they become. And it’s even less often that they come about spontaneously.

But when one of those precious nights comes to fruition, it’s helpful to have a quick game plan for an outfit. By making sure you have a few select pieces in your closet this season, you’ll be ready to go with a look that satisfies the current trends as soon as you book a babysitter.


For starters, you have to wear a lot of hats as a mom, so it makes more sense to invest in pieces that you can wear multiple times, to mom and non-mom functions alike. That doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish, they just need to be a little more practical. So for the main portion of your outfit, go with a trendy midi skirt or midi dress. The conservative hemline falls below the knee, ensuring that it will be appropriate for multiple functions after your date night. Celebuzz recently posted a gallery of celebrities sporting the look that you can use as inspiration for your own style.

For accessories, this season is all about keeping it simple. To pull it off, start with some thin, delicate chains. They’re all over the jewelry section of Lyst right now, with pieces that can match anyone’s style. Try the Amanda Pendant Necklace, or one of the Asymmetrical Alphabet pieces. They’re fun and flirty, and certainly worth the investment. They’re universal enough that you can wear them with multiple outfits, and their trend-proof design means you can continue to wear them for seasons to come.

Finally, finish the look with this season’s “it” shoesβ€”suede booties. The hot ankle boots go great with a midi dress or skirt, as well as with a pair of skinny jeans or leggings. And just like your jewelry, these boots are trend-proof. They’ve been a fall staple for the last few years, and First Slice says they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. You can even wear them into the winter and spring months. Choose a quality pair and you’ll certainly get your money’s worth.

Never miss out on a spontaneous date night because you can’t find anything to wear. Pick up a few of these pieces, and you’ll be ready to go with a trendy, stylish, and practical outfit in no time!

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  • Penny
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015

    Looking fab!