WHAT TO WEAR: Casual Date Night

What to Wear

Dates can be notoriously tricky to choose the perfect outfit for. You want to look great, but not overdone, and if you’re uncomfortable it could make your whole evening feel stilted and awkward. Most importantly, you want to stay true to your style and personality while still matching the occasion. A casual date can be so ambiguous to dress for that you need to be ready for anything and still stun. When I saw this Fashionista, I immediately knew how perfect her outfit was for just that occasion. Comfortable and uniquely her, this outfit has a dark, romantic edge that is still relaxed.

To achieve this look, start with a pair of printed pants or jeggings that are anything but basic. This Fashionista’s quirky leggings are from Forever 21, and what makes them so perfect for this outfit is the dichotomy they present between the sweet print and the edgier elements of the outfit. Build on the statement pants with a sleeveless collared shirt layered under a floaty sheer blouse.

I love the hardware on this Fashionista’s shirt from Marshalls that, when combined with the blouse, adds an air of mystery to the whole outfit. Combat boots and a quirky pair of glasses finish off this look effortlessly. Layer on your favorite jewelry, grab a cute bag and you’re ready for anything your date could have in mind! The true key to all of this, of course, is letting your personality shine through. If you’re girly, throw on your favorite dress. If you’re a tomboy, bring out the boyfriend jeans. As long as you feel great, you are one step closer to having an amazing time on your date.

One Simple Change: Though this outfit is incredibly versatile, make it perfect for a day in the library by layering an oversized sweater over the sleeveless shirt, instead of a sheer blouse. You’ll be so comfortable you won’t have any trouble getting through all your work and before you know it, you’ll be out having fun with your friends.

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