If it were up to us, getting dressed for a date would be stress-free. After all, going out with a new flame (or a Tinder match) is nerve-wracking enough. So to ease the pain (and save you from trying on outfit after outfit), we broke things down into five easy formulas. Each look toes the line between comfortable and dressy, so you'll feel like you picked the perfect look for the occasion no matter where you end up. Plus, you can easily re-create these ensembles with pieces you already own. Read on to check out the formulas, and to shop our picks for each look!
A basic tee doesn't have to be boring. After all, it's a piece that could go with anything. To give your date look a little spice, wear it with a colorful skirt and a pair of wedges. You'll be comfortable but still feel dressed up enough to grab a drink.
If jeans are your go-to, skip the skinnies and try a more relaxed style instead. Dress them up by adding on a flirty top and fun sandals.
If you aren't sure how fancy to go for your date, go for a denim dress—it's relaxed but not too casual. Style it with pumps and a clutch, and you're ready for drinks on the town.
For a laid-back picnic at the park, or visit to the movies, mix feminine and sporty styles for something a little unexpected. A fitted dress takes on a more relaxed feel with the addition of casual-cool sneakers and a sleek bomber.
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