What you wear on date night varies so much depending on what the date entails and what kind of vibe you're going for. Maybe you're grabbing a casual dinner and don't want to come off trying too hard, or maybe you're meeting at that trendy new spot in town and want to dress the part. No matter the context of the date, we often find ourselves asking, What's the right balance between not "trying too hard" but still impressing the other person? A question we have a feeling there's no one answer to.
To take the unnecessary mental hurdle out of putting together the perfect date-night ensemble, simply re-create one of these outfits that are just waiting for you to copy and paste into your life. While we're not reinventing the wheel by any means here, we're sharing the outfits that seem both aspirational and achievable to us (in our opinion, the ideal qualities in a perfect street style look).
And let's face it, you probably already have most of the pieces in your closet right now to put together the majority of these date-night outfits. All we had to do was bring it to your attention. If the date goes well, you can thank us later.
There's nothing more classic than an LBD. Make the look feel fresher for spring by accessorizing with of-the-moment pieces like chunky gold hoops.
Available in sizes 10 to 20.
Go out of your all-black comfort zone by opting for a monochromatic look. Then think in terms of texture like a satin skirt with a cashmere or sweater, to add dimension. Finish it off with a mini bag.
Available in one size.
Available in sizes XS to M.
This look is exactly what we mean when we say "no-brainer." Dress up your jeans and a tee with a strong pair of statement heels and a special handbag. Throw a longline coat or duster on top for a sleek finish.
Available in sizes 12 to 28.
Available in sizes 24 to 30.
Available in sizes IT35 to IT42.
There's something oddly versatile about this outfit that's hard to place yet easy to re-create, and I think it has to do with the way her kitten heels balance out her miniskirt.
Available in sizes XS to M.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
Available in sizes IT35 to IT40.
From 9-to-5, the pantsuit is a work-wardrobe staple, but at night it can be equally as sultry when you opt not to wear anything under the blazer. Simply belt the jacket at the waist so you adjust how much or little to show up top.
Available in sizes XXS to L.
Available in sizes 24 to 31.
Jumpsuits! The one-and-done piece is the quickest way to achieve a put-together look using the minimum amount of time and effort. Your favorite crossbody bag and a pair of strappy heels complete the look.
Available in sizes 0 to 8.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.
For more casual dates, throw on a denim jacket over a flirty dress and grab that fun handbag you don't carry as often as you'd like.
Available in sizes 0 to 4.
Available in sizes DK34 to DK42.