For The Ladies: 4 Date Night Outfit Ideas (Guest Post)

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 7th 2015 5053 0

Ed. Note: I'm very excited to share with you this guest post from respected Memphis fashion and lifestyle blogger Kim Thomas. (She also took all the photos.) I like the way she features fashion ideas that a) people would actually wear, b) are affordable, and c) are available from local shops both chain and boutique. Check out her blog at and look forward to more seasonal guest fashion posts from Kim on I Love Memphis.

Take it away, Kim.

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now’s the time to start getting your look together for the big night. Now, your “big night” could consist of you and your girls painting the town red and dancing until dawn instead of dinner, chocolates and a movie with your guy, but I’m here to tell you something- WHO you’re celebrating with isn’t as important as WHAT you’re wearing while you celebrate.

This fun little holiday is the perfect time to step out of your box and experiment with your every day look; because we all know that Valentine’s Day will be about love, fun, food, and cute selfies. Below are 4 outfit ideas to help you look your best.

1. Sweet but Street

Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas for the I Love Memphis Blog. Shot+ Styled by Kim Thomas of KP FUSION.

Up the edge factor on a traditionally sweet shift dress with a leather jacket + suede booties. Go the minimalist route and skip jewelry altogether.

Dress + Leather Jacket: Crazy Beautiful | Booties: Charlotte Russe

2. Cute and Sassy

Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas for the I Love Memphis Blog. Shot+ Styled by Kim Thomas of KP FUSION.

There’s no better way to show off a great set of gams than in shorts paired with a cropped sweater and stilettos. If the heels are too girly for you, swap them out with flats (or even a pair of chucks if that’s more your steeze).  A statement necklace will keep all eyes on you. 

Cropped Sweater + Statement Necklace: Crazy Beautiful | Shorts: Langford Market Memphis | Clutch: Forever 21 | Shoes: Nine West

3. The Big Flirt

Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas for the I Love Memphis Blog. Shot+ Styled by Kim Thomas of KP FUSION.

Classically feminine, this flutter sleeve dress is perfect for any date idea. Nude platforms keep legs looking long and lean, while gold touches of jewelry give it a dose of glam. 

Dress + Necklace: Langford Market Memphis | Cuff: Crazy Beautiful | Shoes: Steve Madden

4. Pretty Shiny Sparkly

Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas for the I Love Memphis Blog. Shot+ Styled by Kim Thomas of KP FUSION.

A short sequined dress was made for a night out dancing-you’ll literally be glowing everywhere you go. Caged booties help ground the sparkle a bit, and you can keep all of your essentials inside an oversized clutch. 

Dress + Envelope Clutch: Crazy Beautiful | Earrings: Turkoyz | Shoes:  Nine West

Keep beauty simple (a cat-eye with a bold lip is always fresh and flirty), and no matter what you wear, be comfortable and have FUN! xo

Crazy Beautiful Clothing (2111 Madison Avenue). Hours: Mon. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.. Sundays noon – 6 p.m.
Langford Market Memphis (2155 Central Avenue). 

About the Author: Kim Thomas runs KP FUSION,  a fashion + lifestyle blog that covers of the moment fashion, style and beauty tips + trends with a little Memphis, TN flavor thrown in.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Megan says:

    Hey Holly and Kim!  I loved this post.  Thanks for sharing it and Kim as a resource to find cool clothing places here in Memphis.  I love that you highlighted some great little shops in our wonderful city!  Keep it up ladies!

  2. sophia says:

    I Like 2. Cute and Sassy

    very sassy

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