Long gone are the warm summer nights when prepping for a date entailed slipping into an effortless, airy dress and sandals and heading out the door. Nay, now that we’re in the thick of fall, cooler temperatures mean strategic layering and heightened attention to detail, which thankfully, because we all love fashion, is a welcome challenge. We rounded up 10 looks from our favorite bloggers that we think would charm your date at any stage in the relationship. Scroll down to check them out, and pick up a new item or two to update your wardrobe!
Swap your sleeveless floral mini for a long-sleeve pleated shirtdress. Go for ladylike accessories like a top-handle bag and ankle-strap pumps.
Sacrificing style for comfort is unnecessary when it comes to date night. Just add a pretty, embellished sweater into your knit rotation and pair it with a pencil skirt and thigh-high boots for an interesting, cozy look.
Elizabeth and James Feather-Trimmed Sweater ($485)
You probably know by now that we’re obsessed with the pajama dressing trend, and we think pairing a silky pj top with a pair of flattering trousers and strappy sandals is ideal for a night out with your partner.
Sporting a completely see-through top may feel in bad taste, but snag one with interesting piping or detailing and layer a cropped or leather jacket over it for an alluring yet balanced look.
We understand suggesting to wear overalls on a date sounds like a bad idea, but if you find a fitted pair in a dark hue and elevated fabric, it’ll pair nicely with a pretty blouse and heels.
On Courtney Trop of Always Judging: Chloé top, Faye Small Suede & Calfskin Clutch ($1390), and Harlow Gold and Silver-Tone Feather Earrings ($625); Alexa Chung for AG Bunny Corduroy Overalls ($227); Jimmy Choo Black Suede and Patent Pointy Toe High Heels ($895).
Alexa Chung for AG Bunny Corduroy Overalls ($227)
Invest in a super-versatile and flattering pleated skirt that you can pair with your favorite blouses, sweaters, and beyond.
On Maja Wyh: No. 21 sweater.
Nothing screams femininity quite like a floral dress, and if you can find one with long sleeves, the print works well into the winter months.
On Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad: Blumarine dress.
Topshop Unique Ottoline Floral Mini Dress ($435)
You may feel compelled to dress up for a date night, but sometimes a pullover teamed with slim jeans and pumps does the trick, especially when done in a warm, autumnal hue.
If ever there was an outerwear piece to polish off an outfit, it’s the moto leather jacket, and right now we’re particularly feeling suede iterations. Style it with a pretty top and jeans for an unstudied French vibe.
We’ll never deny the power of a basic leather jacket (as previously stated), but why not take it up a notch and test the waters with a piece in an unexpected color? We suspect the results will be entirely appealing.