TGIT! The weekend is right around the corner which brings me to today's featured spring + summer essentials :: nighttime necessities. Many of us know how to dress casually and effortlessly during the daytime in the summer. But some people struggle with how to dress up a little bit more at night without being uncomfortable or overly dressy. Today I'm bringing you two essentials for the warm nights ahead :: the perfect clutch & dressy shorts. 

1) The Perfect Clutch :: Whether you need it for all those summer weddings, or to throw in your bigger tote to take out for Happy Hour after work, the clutch is a must-have. Choose a classic year-round staple like my Clare V. leopard clutch, or a brighter / lighter summer clutch that you only pull out for these months, like a gold or natural.

SHOP my favorite clutches ::

2) Dressy Shorts :: Jean shorts are great for daytime, but you want to kick it up a notch for those hot summer nights. Find a pair of patterned or bright colored shorts that you can wear with your silky tanks & tops, a pair of wedges and finish off with accessories. If you're not a shorts girl, that's okay too. This is for all you ladies who love wearing shorts but only do so during the daytime! I have these LOFT Black Lace Shorts & they have become my go-to from day to night.

SHOP my favorite dressy shorts :: 

Plus, don't miss out on the PIPERLIME SALE! All my favorites, all under $100 ::