Fun, Flirty Outfits for Steamy Summer Nights

By Jessica Conway,

This summer, it's time to turn up the heat in fun, flirty pieces that no one can ignore! From high-low hemlines to cropped bustiers, Marissa Rubin, PEOPLE StyleWatch Senior Market Editor, gives us the lowdown.

Flirty Dresses: When you're getting ready for a night out, have fun with your dress! Choose a bright, bold color, a sexy print, or even an unexpected neckline. Then pair your pick with a strappy heel or wedge for a night out! Because you'll be sporting the short hemline and the bare neckline, only minimal jewelry is needed. This look is simple and easy, and will quickly turn heads!

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Forever 21Forever 21

Forever 21 Pleated Surplice Dress, $24.80

Embellished Sandals: These shoes instantly glam up your look with their sparkly jewels, metallic accents, or chain details, so keep the outfit simple! Go for a solid color dress, or an easy tank and miniskirt to balance this statement shoe. You'll be super sexy (and totally comfortable!) in these eye-catching sandals.

Dolce VitaDolce Vita

Dolce Vita Deez Sandals, $55.99

Dressy Shorts: Cute shorts in a polished fabric are an easy alternative to the miniskirt, as they both show off a great pair of legs! From sequins, to lace, to leather and silk, these new evening shorts come in many different fabrics. Add a silk cami or tank for the top half of this look - the simpler, the better. Then, pair with a nude-colored heel to really elongate the leg - though black or metallic heels are also great options. Add a delicate necklace, earring, or bracelet for some added bling, and your look is complete!

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French Connection French Connection

French Connection High Summer Silk Shorts, $52.80

High Low Skirts: This of-the-moment skirt is a sexy update to the maxi. It can be worn with a draped cropped top, or a classic tank top if you feel like revealing a little more skin. Again, add some simple delicate jewelry, a fun clutch, and some strappy heels for your evening out.

Free People Free People

Free People Pretty Hearts Skirt, $148

Cropped Bustiers: These fitted tank tops are the most fashion forward look, and thus require the most confidence since you'll be showing off your stomach! Pick a bold color or a playful print and pair this lingerie-esque piece with a maxi skirt or wide leg pant for a chic, boho vibe that's not too revealing. The key to this new silo is to wear it with a higher rise bottom, so that only an inch or two of stomach is revealed. Pair with a sexy flat sandal, a chain strap mini bag, and some skinny bangles and you are good to go!

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Urban Outfitters Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Reverse Crisscross Bra-Top, $39

How else can you amp up your look this summer? Black is always the go-to color for sexy. It's dark, its slimming, it's simple. But navy is a nice alternative that compliments every skin tone. Don't forget about nude and pink or peach blush tone hues, as these look really nice on tan, summer skin. No matter the skin tone, these shades give you an overall bronzed, warm look. As for fabrics, go for silk or a blended jersey in silk, cotton, or matte. They're slinky and flirty, without being constricting!

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