Spring is just around the corner, but it will be some time before the weather really warms up. So when you're stepping out for a casual date night, a cozy outfit that promises to keep you warm, despite the chilly temps, is key. For cozy date-night outfits for a chill date, we lean into smart layers that give us more excuses to showcase our style while keeping us prepared whatever temperatures the night may bring. So the next time you're standing in front of your closet stuck on assembling a casual date outfit that will keep you comfortable and warm, we recommend turning to these brilliantly layered ensembles that are sure to be a hit.
The high-waisted skirt and heels dress up this look, but the crew-neck sweater and tube socks make the ensemble decidedly casual and undeniably cool.
A statement jacket with terrific shearling detail can make just about any casual ensemble date-night ready. Play with color—like the turquoise and royal purple here—for an even more dynamic look.
For a similar idea with a more pared-back approach, a bold coat in a bright colorway instantly pulls together a simple jeans-and–ankle boots outfit.
Leaving the pops of color for your accessories or a single piece has a similar effect of making a casual outfit instantly more polished, especially when everything else is in a light neutral.
Or go big with color—red and pink together are always a playful statement—and pare it back with a neutral overcoat.
A maxi-skirt and T-shirt make for the ultimate cool-girl pairing, especially when topped off with a shearling coat.
Or pair your leather skirt with a coordinating sweater and some statement ankle boots for a look that's a little more polished.
When in doubt, jeans and boots look great with just about any top, especially a classic striped sweater and low-key bomber jacket.
If you feel like wearing a dress, a maxi-dress finished off with boots is wonderfully cozy and looks even better topped off with a long coat.
Make your dress stand out by choosing a bright colorway, then keeping the rest of your pieces black.
Coordinating your coat with your shoes brings any jeans and a T-shirt together with ease.