Fashion Forward: Winter Date Night

Winter is officially here, but that is no reason to hibernate until beach season! Although it may be tempting to spend your next date night at home watching the latest movie from Netflix, we don’t think the cold weather should keep you from checking out that new sushi restaurant or getting drinks with that cute guy from work.  So, in order to motivate and inspire you to bear the cold, we have put together two outfits, with help from local boutiques June resale and Parc Boutique, that are appropriate for winter and and equally chic!

  1. If you're heading to your favorite eatery, heat up those cold nights with bright pops of color. There is truly no better way to chase away the winter doldrums. And just check out that bag! The design, from Chanel, was retired in 2004, but June has it.  From June {striped micro-pleated skirt, Donna Karan Black Label, $120; handbag, Chanel "Ligne Bowler", $2000} From Parc {mustard blazer, Arynk, $100}
  2. On your way to the new buzzed about cocktail lounge? Once you remove that bulky winter jacket show off your eclectic personality. This look is the perfect blend of casual and edgy, with a preppy, nautical twist. Tone down a bold, metallic skirt by pairing it with more classic pieces as shown here. From June {gold leather skirt, Literature Noir, $70; tote, Louis Vuitton "Totally", price upon request} From Parc {cardigan, Hackwith Design House, $70.99; striped long sleeve tee, BB Dakota, $75}

Also from June {navy suede pumps, Stuart Weitzman, $115; distressed silver pumps, Celine, $145}

June is a buy outright resale shop located on 34th & Lyndale in South Minneapolis. This means that rather than wait for your items to sell, you leave with money the day you bring in your items. The shop offers lovely pieces in all price points, but specializes in high end designers such as GucciChanelNanette LeporeMiu MiuLouis VuittonMilly and Marc Jacobs. Daune, owner of the boutique, is a trend guru and is always ready to help you find that perfect look.

Northeast Minneapolis shop Parc Boutique is a posh neighborhood gem filled with fresh, fun styles, premium basics, and must-have jewelry and accessories by fab fashion labels and local artists. Stop in to see the adorable proprietor, Thao while you're in the area. You'll never leave empty handed!