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The other night after a long 12-hour day at work, I walked in my house and declared to my husband; “We are having a date night!” The sun was on its way to the horizon but still the heat rippled through the air.

I couldn’t wait to change out of my work clothes into something that would keep me cool but would still look dressy enough for a sunset walk followed by dinner. My go-to for romantic looks is lace. And let’s face it, no one does ladylike peplum like City Chic. So when I found the Sophisticated Lace Sleeve Top I knew it would be perfect.

top c/o city chic | shorts c/o city chic {similar} | bag via ted baker {super old, love this one!} | heels via asos | sunnies via quay | necklace via baublebar {sold out, but this one is gorgeous!}

To dress my look down and keep cool, I went with a pair of denim Bermuda plus size shorts. The more casual the denim shorts you pair this romantic top with, the better. The juxtaposition of the structured top with slouchy denim is so interesting and really kicks everything up a notch.

My iridescent heels were a great, fun touch to the outfit. They were comfortable as we walked around the neighborhood before heading downtown for dinner (Japanese Pan Noodles… yum!).

I know shorts can be a bit intimidating – but don’t let them be! A Bermuda length is a great intro to wearing shorts. I hope this look inspired you to try something different with your shorts – they can work for more than just weekend runs to the grocery store. Paired with the right heels and top, they are totally perfect for hot summer nights out with your someone special.

*this post originally appeared on the official city chic blog

#shorts #datenight #iridescentheels #peplum #citychic #asos #ootd #casualdatenight

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