WHAT TO WEAR: Casual Date Night

What to Wear

In spite of all the pollen causing allergies, spring is probably the dreamiest of all seasons. With pretty petals floating through mild breezes, romance is literally in the air. But because of the in-between temperatures, dressing up can easily get tricky. With the right amount of light layering, however, all outfit woes can be solved. This week’s Fashionista wears a chic outfit that is perfect for the weather and for a romantic event like a casual date.

She keeps things simple with a muted color palette. Her midi dress and white sandals are in tune with the current trends while being different in their own manner. The pleats on her dress offer a more elegant take on the basic knit midi and the metallic accents on the sandals dial up the sophistication a notch.

This Fashionista dresses up her casual basics with a pretty crocheted scarf; the delicate detailing adds just the right touch of romance to the look, making it perfect for a date night. Finally, her large shoulder bag and cardigan work as practical springtime essentials to keep her cozy and prepared.

When getting ready for a more casual date night, make sure to wear garments that allow movement. Avoid bodycon anything and opt for looser silhouettes. A sweet smock dress is a great alternative for those not drawn to longer lengths. Because of the more casual setting, a larger bag will not look too out of place. If a slouchy shoulder bag seems too dressed down, opt for a sleeker clutch that has a shoulder strap attached.

Date nights are meant for having fun with a special person, so don’t allow potential outfits to cause any stress. Instead, construct a look with a clear mind focused on comfort. Satisfying the self and personal expressions of style is all that matters.

One Simple Change: If headed to the mall for an afternoon of shopping, lose the scarf. Being able to easily slip in and out of clothes in fitting rooms should be the main priority. Instead, accessorize with some large earrings to make a statement.


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