dreaming trees casual night out look
outfit inspiration, outfit of the day


hi, friends!
i’m back! had to take last week off due to my work schedule. it was cma music festival in nashville, which is a very busy time in the city! as the buyer for a store downtown, i was needed on the front lines to run the shop and help customers for the entire week and weekend. it’s crazy and fun but also a little tiring, so i figured i’d just take the week off from the blog. i really am committed to being consistent, but i also do not want the blog to feel like a chore or one more thing i have to do…it’s supposed to be fun!

this week’s post is all about go-to casual looks for summer nights out.  nashville is a very casual town and most people dress in a laid-back style even for nights out.  when you hit the bars on a saturday night in music city, you’ll see most people in jeans, tees, cutoff shorts, and dresses.  shoes are casual, too — boots of all varieties, flat sandals, or wedges are the go-to.  now that i’m older, my style is very consistent in that what i wear for daytime activities and what i wear for nighttime activities are pretty similar.  part of that is nashville’s influence, but i also just am not into wearing bodycon dresses or sky-high platforms (unless they’re 70’s inspired) when i head out with my friends.

dreaming trees casual night out look

hat – janessa leone via council studio; sunglasses – free people; tee – free people; chevron necklace – madewell; bag – chanel; jeans – madewell {on sale!}; heels – zara {similar here}

personally, i love the idea of a casual pair of distressed jeans paired with fancy shoes and a tee.  there’s just something about that juxtaposition of casual clothing with a sexier shoe (lace-up sandals are extremely trendy right now) that feels very modern.  that balance of casual fabrics with something dressy, and the tomboy vibes of a ripped pair of jeans with über-feminine heels, lends a contemporary feel to your style.  these days, it’s not about matching, it’s about complimenting. this billowy tee is one of my old standbys that always adds a little something special to an otherwise basic look.  your favorite tee (basic or with a twist!) with pretty delicate jewelry (or a statement bib if that’s your thing), beautiful shoes, and your favorite jeans is a no-fuss, low-key look suitable for a birthday dinner, brunch, or a night out.  not all outfits have to be complicated in order to be stylish!

style tip
even if they aren’t distressed, a ligher-wash jean reads more casual than your dark-wash pairs. if you’re not into jeans with holes, you definitely should consider adding a great pair of lighter wash denim, or one with more whiskering and fading, to your wardrobe. the key is getting a pair that fits in a way you love and that has modern detailing.

dreaming trees casual night out look


dreaming trees casual night out look

dreaming trees casual night out look detail shot

➶ details ➴

dreaming trees casual night out look

i love this shot so much!  kudos to chelsea rochelle for these beautiful pictures!

dreaming trees casual night out look

dreaming trees casual night out look

i thought y’all might like this photo because i look like my true, goofy, cheese ball self!

that’s a wrap, folks! ➸

many thanks for reading!

➳ alyssa

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