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Study The Hyperbalist’s Sinful Eveningwear Philosophy

Looking for yet another take on the right way to prep ourselves for an epic night out, we turned to Alina Gonzalez, whose diary of fashion, food, and fun — The Hyperbalist — stole our eyes some time ago. Turns out, the D.C. looker has some pretty strong opinions on the issue, favoring high-impact over high-elegance and preaching against all things cute for after-hours dressing. Dig in below.

Alina Gonzalez, blogger, The Hyperbalist

"In my humble opinion, what you wear to go out should always be sinfully fun and sexy. 'Romantic' is for getting engaged in a prairie field, 'sophisticated' is for daylight, and 'cute' is for brunch. As such, my no-fail, go-to 'going out' ensemble is a cropped, crisp tuxedo vest (preferably '90s vintage DKNY) paired with vintage, high-waisted, distressed Levi’s cut-offs and a metallic d’Orsay heel. Because of they way they magically elongate the legs, I whip out d’Orsay heels every time I’m dressing to impress. I think distressed denim shorts are totally underrated when it comes to eveningwear — I truly wear my Levi's every time I’m going out, dressing them up with a super-tailored top like the tuxedo vest. And because tuxedo vests give you that cool, masculine vibe, I like to keep my hair down with messy waves to play up the bedhead sex appeal. A pop of color in the form of a red vintage Moschino belt certainly won't hurt your look, along with a slight peek of a neon pink bra through your sleek vest. Jewelry-wise, I’m very minimal. One bangin' cocktail ring and a thin gold bangle, and I’m ready to go!"


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