There’s nothing better than that carefree and exciting feeling of a summer date. Whether you’re meeting someone for the first time, have been dating for a while, or you’re happily committed, having a scheduled activity in your calendar with that special someone is cause for a beautiful outfit. Summer’s warm and balmy temps allow us to lighten up our looks and be a little more spontaneous and a lot more relaxed—think easy and romantic printed dresses for a picnic in the park or a silk midi skirt, camisole, and barely there strappy sandals for rooftop cocktails on sultry evenings. Whatever you’re planning, we’ve got the perfect summer date night outfit for every occasion. Scroll below for breezy and feel-good inspiration.
Picnic in the Park
A ditsy floral-print frock or tea dress is the perfect daytime casual option—romantic, relaxed, and adorable. Wear with delicate pendant necklaces and nude or white flat sandals.
Alfresco Coffee Date
For a relaxed and casual coffee date, forgo denim shorts and a tee for an easy slip dress paired with bright white sneakers and a French-inspired straw bag. Positively charming.
For a date in the city, show off your sun-kissed skin with a crisp white cami or tank top paired with versatile stripe pants.
An early afternoon brunch date can soon turn into cocktails and live jazz until the wee hours. Be prepped for day-to-night activities with a versatile wrap dress and walkable block heels. And don’t forget some shimmery jewelry to make your outfit pop.
Summer cocktails at sunset are très romantique. Wow your date in a sensuous silk midi skirt (preferably in this season’s leopard print) and a simple bodysuit or camisole that shows off your tan. Barely there sandals and an elegant mini clutch will add the perfect finishing touches.
Dinner, Drinks, and Dancing
A romantic summer dinner date calls for a striking yet lighthearted dress. Opt for a vibrant color in a breezy silhouette. Pair with heeled white sandals and a bold little bag.
See plenty more inspiration on what to wear for a summer date night.