The agenda for the night includes movies, dinner and a drive by the shore. Your date has given you an hour to get ready and you’re getting fussy over outfit choices. Your clothes are scattered all over your bed and surely they have become your new sheets. Don’t panic. On a casual date night, remember three things when assembling your outfit: be comfortable, include romantic hues and stay simple.
First off, let’s think about the different colors, patterns and fabrics that can create a romantic look. Consider red and pink hues, floral and crochet patterns and different fabrics or materials such as lace and chiffon. These are the staple elements for a romantic outfit. Choose one or two from the list and go from there. Today’s Fashionista chose a rusty red cardigan with dolman sleeves and an open front with draping details. Consider something similar. Not only is the style more playful, the red shade is perfect for a nighttime look. If you want to have a softer look, opt for a dusty rose shade. For the bottom layer, pick a sheer neutral shade. Any off-white color is soft, sweet and feathery so ivory or beige would be a safe choice.
As for bottoms, go for something edgier. Balance out the sweet looking tops with something bolder. This Fashionista slipped into a pair of dark acid-wash denim pants. Find something similar. If your top has a darker shade like this Fashionista’s rusty red color, stay with a darker shade of bottoms, if not, choose a lighter shade. Match up your colors. For a casual date night, stray from bold color contrasts. It might not be the best time to experiment with daring color mixes. Your date will likely dress much more casual than you so you wouldn’t want to make him feel like he is under-dressed.
With a little red lipstick, charm and a sweet outfit, your date will sure be a memorable one. Good luck!
One Simple Change: Switch the blouse and cardigan for a plain white V-neck tee. You’ll be all set to go on a comfy shopping trip.