According to Louise: Night on the Town

Time to paint the town red and get your dancing shoes on! This week’s Fashion Star episode is all about partying in style, and what I love most about Erika’s buys is how diverse they were. Whether you’re into a sexy mini skirt and an urban biker jacket combo (check out Sylvia’s look) or a sophisticated, chic vibe inspired by Studio 54 (Jesse Ray and Garrett’s palazzo pants) – there is a totally different option for everyone.

Spring’s nightlife looks are all about being bold, so leave the black and grey at home and think stand-out prints and vivid colors. My top tip for styling those statement pieces: pair them with a warm neutral like Sylvia’s taupe, or with a soft sapphire like Jesse Ray and Garrett’s silk look. This looks more elegant and refined than mixing brights with black and white. Finally, try out a midi heel with your night-out look this season. Until now, platforms and stilettos have been sky-high, but 2013 is the year of the comfy heel – two or three inches is all you need. See? Size doesn’t always matter.

Louise Roe
If you’ve been watching Express on NBC’s Fashion Star, then you’ve met its charismatic, fashion-savvy host Louise Roe. Roe was the Fashion Editor at-large for Glamour magazine, and has contributed to Us Weekly, People StyleWatch, Vogue.com, and Lucky, among others. She knows her stuff and always has the insider scoop.