6 Outfits From NYC’s Raddest Shopgirls

When faced with the prospect of dressing for a night out with someone new (eek!), we go through just about every piece of clothing jammed into our teensy closets in search of an ensemble that'll charm the pants off our date. What should I wear? Does this dress look like I'm trying too hard? First-date jitters are totally natural, but we're here to take the stress out of the outfit planning.
Meet Jem Agunloye of Sandro and Noelle Downing of In God We Trust. They're two local shopgirls who know a lot about clothes, and they're showing off six styles guaranteed to make a lasting impression. Click through for some seriously fashionable insights and see how each puts together the perfect dinner-and-drinks look. Here’s to hoping your date is as cute as your new dress! As for the conversation? Well, that's totally on you guys.
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Photographed by Eugena Ossi.
Jem Agunloye,
Sandro



“This look is Sandro Creative Director Evelyne Chetrite’s ideal combination of femininity-meets-edginess. The lace top and peplum skirt show off your ladylike silhouette, while our perfectly distressed, crackled-leather moto-jacket adds structure to the ensemble."


Sandro Voltige Crackled Leather Jacket, $693, available at Sandro; Sandro Two-Tone Skater Skirt, $235, available at Sandro.
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Photographed by Eugena Ossi.
"The Voltige jacket is one of the key pieces from our fall-winter collection and it'll age even more beautifully with time."
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“Nothing is more flattering than a pair of leg-lengthening, black skinny jeans — the black heels add even more length."
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"The hand-embroidered, jeweled collar detail adds the perfect twist to the urban-inspired Carreaux top.”

Sandro Carreaux Plaid Button-Down, $390, available at Sandro.
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“This LBD with lace detail shows the perfect amount of French sex-appeal. C'est chic, non?"
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Photographed by Eugena Ossi.
"Paired with our Arsenal creepers, this look is kept cool and casual — perfect for that date downtown.”

Sandro Arsenal Creepers, $361, available at Sandro.
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Photographed by Eugena Ossi.
Noelle Downing,
In God We Trust



"The cape on this coat is detachable. So, you can have either a very mod, simple topper or an amazing Sherlock Holmes-esque style when left as is. Lots of people come in to the store and think it's the cutest thing ever. I definitely agree!"
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Photographed by Eugena Ossi.
"The skirt in this looked is called the Downing skirt (named after me!) because it is based off of a vintage piece I own. It's just perfect."
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"Alexis Lam, our co-designer, drew the print herself which makes this piece really special. No one in the same room as you is going to have this dress on."
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"There are little button details on the back of this dress, which make it completely adorable and also a little playful at the same time."
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"This fox print is another design by Alexis. It's a playful pattern that, I promise, everywhere you go someone is going to compliment."
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"We all know red is suppose to be the color men are most attracted to...so why not wear it for a blind date! Personally, it's my favorite color."
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Photographed by Eugena Ossi.
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