Summer date nights have a type of magic to them that no other season can offer. The long days that slowly turn into night and the warm air leaves endless possibilities for date night activities. For the Fashionistos out there, choosing an outfit that is nice enough to impress your date yet still casual in a sense can be challenging. But this Fashionisto shows us that with button-downs, khakis and high socks, you can craft a look that’s sure to impress any date.
Button-downs are always a good option because they can be dressed up or dressed down depending on your date night locale. During the summer months, it’s good to pick lighter materials in bright colors.
Instead of pairing your button-down with a pair of jeans or denim shorts, opt for a colored material. Khaki shorts work great if you want to keep things simple, but if you want to be more playful with your outfit, colored shorts are a great option too. Just make sure that the colors of your button-down don’t clash with the color of your shorts.
In terms of accessories, don your favorite pair of sunglasses if your date is during daylight hours. This Fashionista chose a pair of Knockaround Matte Black sunglasses. He also chose a Nixon watch that completes his look and helps him show up on time for his date.
One Simple Change: If your date night includes a concert, bring a graphic T-shirt to switch into that coordinates with your shorts and shoes. It will instantly make your outfit more casual, yet you’ll still look polished. Plus, you wouldn’t want to dance the night away in your nice button-down.