Debatably one of the top fashion bloggers in South Africa,   Palesa Mhlaba is our favorite in more ways than one, so when the time came to figure out our date night inspiration this week, it was a no brainer. The girl is a veritable treasure trove of outfit ideas.

Putting your best foot forward for a new (or old) love can be tricky – you want to look incredible, but you also want to feel like yourself (because not everyday super glam!). Well we think this Palesa look strikes the right balance between being date night appropriate, and having a certain amount of wow factor – all you need to do is accessorise according to YOUR personal style and you are good to go!

@simplypalesa Photography by Niquita Bento
@simplypalesa Photography by Niquita Bento

Palesa styled her H&M Conscious Collection dress in multiple ways, opting for a spring-ready skinny white belt and black strappy sandals in the first look, a chunky knit layered over the dress, a bright orange tote and black point toe pumps in the second look and a leopard print coat and ankle boots in the final look. See her thoughts on styling these looks below.

Tomorrow @hm releases its 7th#HMConsciousExclusive collection in selected stores & Sandton City! This range has beautiful pieces that are made responsibly with the environment in mind ?

If you know me well you will know that I believe in buying great statement pieces that I can restyle in different ways showing you that you don’t need to buy a million pieces to achieve great style rather invest in well made pieces that will last you longer.

This week I will sharing how I style this beautiful organic silk dress in different ways. – Palesa Mhlaba

@simplypalesa Photography by Niquita Bento

Which version of the look did you like best? Sound off in the comments below!