You're headed to dinner for a first date—cue the excitement and nerves, but also the pressure about what to wear. You want to strike that perfect balance of looking cool and stylish with a hint of mystery, but don’t want it to seem like you tried too hard. When you're standing in front of a mirror on Friday night though, that can be a little more challenging than you’d think.
When we think of effortless style, Parisians and Londoners instantly come to mind—they've really got that cool "this old thing?" down. Curious to find out their go-to dinner date outfits, we went straight to the source. We tapped Parisians Sabina Socol and Anne-Laure Mais, as well as Brits Lindsey Holland and Johanna and Sarah Halpin to find out their favorite date-night outfit formulas. We learned more than a few things from the looks they wear and the tips they shared with us. There are certainly some distinct styles between British vs. French girls, but there's one common trend we can get behind: Feel confident in what you're wearing. Want to find out how stylish girls pull off effortless style for a date night?
Keep reading to see the go-to dinner-date outfits French and British girls wear, and then shop their looks.