Summer Date Night Outfit with Gathered Halter Top

Hello, hello! Somehow it is Wednesday already AND the last day of May. It hardly seems possible.

Today I’ve got a summer date night outfit that is more practical than the off-the-shoulder dress I styled yesterday. In fact, if you swap the heels for flat sandals, this can easily be an everyday look as well.

I discovered this top when I was at the mall, and I wasn’t sure I liked the way it fit when I tried it on in the dressing room, but I love the halter style so I bought it. It’s very lightweight and comfortable to wear, although it does require a strapless bra.

You will definitely want to size down if you purchase this top; I’m wearing the small.

I decided to wear jeans and heels to offset the length of the top and also because I wanted to dress it up a bit for more of a date night look. I think flat sandals could work, but I may front tuck it when I wear it that way.

It’s always my natural inclination to wear white jeans in the summertime, but this shade of rust-red works every bit as well with black jeans, and I like wearing them in the spring and summer for a change. These jeans are discontinued because I bought them on an end-of-season sale, but these are similar and on sale. Whoop!

This pair has quite a lot of distressing, but of course you could wear whatever black jeans you have in your closet with a top like this. I carried a grey leather clutch that I’ve had for years that just so happens to coordinate perfectly with these shoes!

Speaking of the shoes, these are sooo comfortable, especially for heels. I can walk in them all day (and I have!) I just make sure to double-knot them when I know I’ll be doing a lot of walking so they don’t come untied. (I can’t remember the name of the polish on my toenails; so sorry!)

A necklace didn’t really work on this top so I went for a pair of bold earrings instead. These came from Fair Trade Friday, which is a wonderful organization run by Kristin Welch.

I wore my Alex and Ani bangles because the copper color works well with these earrings, but I wish I’d worn a bigger stack to make more of a statement. I just grabbed a few out of habit.

On one hand this outfit is really basic, but on the other hand I love how the fun cut of the top, the texture from the distressed jeans, and the geometric cut-outs on the block heel lace-up sandals work together to give it an edgy vibe that is still practical for everyday wear.

LOFT gathered halter top // (similar jeans; similar for less) // Lucky Brand Tafia Heels // earrings from Fair Trade Friday

See other ways I’ve worn black jeans for summer, and be sure to visit Cyndi to see the outfit she’s styling today!

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