There is always something exciting about a date. It could be a jittery first date or a date with a long time boyfriend or girlfriend and picking an outfit would still be a struggle. On top of that, the struggle to find the fine line between being overdressed and underdressed for a date and on that line lies casual date night.
Obviously we all pick our outfits according to the weather, but a casual date requires extra thought. You can go from an outdoor patio to a cold movie theatre and a Fashionista is never unprepared. Light layers are always easy and can be mixed and matched with any outfit. Some go-to light summer layers include the ever-trendy jean jacket, a chambray shirt or a simple button-down Oxford. They can be thrown in a big purse and provide a perfect balance of warmth and fashion.
The easy look for date night could be a your favorite jeans and a cute top but this Fashionista took it to the next level. Her patterned jeans from Gap combine comfort and sass and her Rainbow sandals keep the look from getting too dressy. The bold J.Crew necklace takes the outfit from simply jeans and a top to a complete look. The simple navy tank top creates a break between the two bold items and ties everything together.
The real idea is to not let things get too complicated. After all, the focus should be on spending time with your date and not completely on your outfit. Take a simple outfit and up the ante with some bold bangles or a fun pattern. Dress to impress but don’t let them know how hard you worked on the outfit.
One Simple Change: For a casual Friday at the office, add a blazer like this one from H&M and your casual date outfit has a whole different look.