Super-cute date outfits to try
The Eclectic: Kilo Kish
A solo artist and part of the hip-hop trio Kool Kats Klub, the Brooklyn rapper’s known for her breathy vocals and chilled-out beats.
I live in Doc Martens. "I prefer the low-tops to the boots. They’re more feminine—sometimes I’ll wear little socks with them."
My surprising new staple: "A pencil skirt! I didn’t realize how comfortable they could be, and comfort is my priority."
Friendship bracelets are so versatile. "You can always keep them on, and they look cute with everything!"
I never leave the house without: "Something sparkly."
Jacket: Reptile-print brocade, $575, Faith Connexion. Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, 800-558-1855. Tank: Beaded double georgette, $675, Nonoo, nonoony.com. skirt: Leather, $352, April, May, shopbop.com. earrings: Gunmetal-plated crystal, $25, R.J. Graziano, rjgraziano.com. necklace: Acrylic, $250, Sequin, sequin-nyc.com. square bracelet: Glass stone, $58, Berry, berryjewelry.com. bracelet: Rhinestoned, $44, Berry, berryjewelry.com. ribbon bracelet: Silk and sterling silver, $400, poorcatdesigns.com. Bracelet: Threaded chain link, $37, Wanderlust + Co, wanderlustandco.com. bracelets: Friendship, $24 each, Berry, berryjewelry.com. bracelet: Glass, $88, Berry, berryjewelry.com. shoes: Patent, $110, Dr. Martens, dmusastore.com. minaudiere: Studded faux leather, $95, La Sera. S+T Famous Bags, Brooklyn, 718-375-2000
The Bohemian: Ann Colville Somma
On her chatty, informative site, cultofpretty.com, the blogger and product developer writes about the best beauty finds you’ve never heard of.
Go-To Look: "I consistently mix textures and patterns. I love how this rainbow sparkly top plays with the floral skirt."
Why to wear classic heels: "The tamer your heels, the wilder your clothes can be!"
I overdress for casual dates. "When else am I going to wear all of my special, sexy evening pieces?"
I love to pile it on! "This outfit wouldn’t have worked as well if I weren’t wearing this many necklaces. Sometimes you just have to take an idea to the next level."
The Bombshell: Robyn Lawley
The first plus-size model to represent Ralph Lauren, this Aussie is revolutionizing the world of high fashion.
Nothing baggy, please! “On a date, I go for a showstopping dress that will accent my figure.”
I’m not a heels girl: “But my boyfriend likes them, so I’ll put them on for a night out.”
The trick to making leopard look chic: “Wear it with minimal eye makeup, a bold red lip and a simple, flowing hairstyle.”
Leopard-print dress: Polyester, $23, Forever 21+, forever21.com. Jacket: Leather, $1,295, Hugo Hugo Boss, 800-484-6267 for locations. necklace: Resin and gold plate, $148, Kate Spade New York, katespade.com. Bangles: Gold plated, $38 for set of five, R.J. Graziano, rjgraziano.com. Pumps: Suede “Grin N’ Berry It,” $88, chromaticgallerie.com. clutch: “Reflective City,” $148, colehaan.com
The Gamine: Katie Ermilio
It seems fitting that this 27-year-old designs exquisitely tailored, elegant clothes; her grandfather dressed Grace Kelly.
Stripes are my first love. “They’ve been a constant in my wardrobe since I was a kid. My friends tease me about it.”
I’m a recent boyfriend-jean convert. “Unlike skinnies, boyfriend jeans are the thinking girl’s version of sexy. They don’t reveal too much.”
How to look feminine in boyfriend jeans: “Define your shape. This lacy peplum top nips in my waist and shows some skin.”
Treat color as an accessory! “I wear a lot of neutrals and add in brights through my makeup, jewelry, bag and shoes.”
Jacket: Basket-weave cotton, $88, Gap.com. top: Lace twill, $180, leilashams.com. jeans: Denim “Josefina,” $225, Seven for All Mankind. Select Bloomingdale’s, 800-232-1854. necklace: 10k gold heart and key, $330, minorobsessions.com. necklace: 14k gold “#2,” $505, Lulu Frost Code, lulufrost.com. necklace: Ruby crystal, $470, ben-amun.com. necklace: Crystal and brass, $38, Chloe + Isabel, chloeandisabel.com. Chain bracelet: 10k bird charm, $225, minorobsessions.com. chain bracelet: Diamond gold vermeil “Alba,” $165, Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry, jenniferzeuner.com. Bangle: “Hook Up Snake,” $65, Jules Smith, julessmithdesigns.com. Spike Cuff: “Lela,” $118, brandypham.com. spike cuff: “November 1941,” $100, tiffanychou.com. spike ring: Brass and turquoise, $98, the2bandits.com. Rings: Gold-plated blue topaz, $188 for set of four, Kevia, kevia.biz. ring: Blue topaz, $75, julievos.com. Pumps: Leather, $820, casadei.com. clutch: Faux-leather “Caroline,” $56, meliebianco.com
The Tomboy: Michele Ouellet
The Napa Valley native runs a fashionable rose brand, Lorenza Rose (“It pairs well with everything!” she says), and models for brands like Madewell and Free People.
I’m not a girly girl: “I typically wear a black leather jacket, black jeans, T-shirt and boots.”
Carry a conversation piece. “Everyone comments when I carry a bag in a fun shape or color. I love clothes with a sense of humor.”
I make it personal. “I collect charms when I travel and put them on thin gold necklaces that I layer.”
A plain tee can be sexy. “This one has a stylish cut, and under this blazer, it has a rock-and-roll vibe.”
Embellished blazer: Silk faille “Roberto,” $1,295, Sachin + Babi, sachinandbabi.com. Top: Cotton, $25, aerie.com. pants: “The Leather Skinny,” $695, Joe’s, joesjeans.com. Necklace: “Lela Triple,” $128, brandypham.com. necklace: Brass tiger pendant, $35, manictrout.com. Necklace: Pave diamond horn, $298, Alexis Russell Jewelry, alexisrusselldesign.bigcartel.com. rope necklace: Gold-plated cotton cord, $90, A.V. Max, avmaxaccessories.com. Bracelets: “Wrapped Up Tube Jellies,” $29 for set of five, Jules Smith, julessmithdesigns.com. Bangle: “Spike of Confidence,” $68, alexandani.com. ring: Sapphire gold vermeil “Gabby,” $154, Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry, jenniferzeuner.com. ankle boots: Metallic cap, $60, H and M, hm.com for locations. Bag: Leather, $158, coach.com
The Coquette: Archie Panjabi
On The Good Wife, the Emmy-winning actress plays investigator Kalinda Sharma, known for her toughness and intelligent sex appeal.
I’m a chameleon. “My style’s very experimental. I believe you never know until you try something on.”
My power accessory: “A cuff bracelet. Just wearing one makes me feel strong.”
I’m crazy about bright bags. “There’s something naughty about this pink one! I love it.”
I feel sexy in: “Structured silhouettes. They’re very flattering for my body shape.”
Dress: Silk/elastane, $1,740, Peter Pilotto. Curve, Miami, 305-532-6722. earrings: Cotton and glass stone, $78, Berry, berryjewelry.com. cuff: Gold tone, $35, whats-in-store.com. Bracelet: Gold vermeil “Color Chamber,” $165, loudlovejewelry.com. Bracelet: Gold vermeil and enamel “Star,” $233, loudlovejewelry.com. pumps: Zebra-print python “Starlet,” $695, brianatwood.com. clutch: Pony-hair “Concy,” $1,975, brianatwood.com