We've touched on this subject before, but dressing for a date is deceptively complicated. The pressure of wanting to really wow with your outfit, the often unknown factor of where you're going or what you'll be doing, and the sheer stress of simply going on a date could all cloud your overall ability to make decisions. Throw in the additional element of sticky summer heat and you're really in for a problem. You know you've been there at least once or twice.
Well, before you decide to cancel last-minute, we took one for the team and put together an array of dazzling outfits that beat the heat but are next-level stylish, too. That's right—we're crossing two headaches off your list when it comes to summer date-night outfits. Whether you're into fancy dresses, casual jeans, or skirts, we've got something for you. Keep scrolling through to see all of the looks as well as the pieces to try for your next summer rendezvous.
Breezy shorts sets have exploded this summer, so why not incorporate one into your fancy night-out repertoire? To make it feel elevated, pair it with sophisticated jewelry and minimal sandals.
This sort of outfit feels ideal for a low-key date night where comfort is of utmost importance and where you don't want to spend hours in towering heels or a complicated dress. It also includes two of the season's biggest trends: crochet and halter tops.
Chances are you already own both a simple silk skirt and a fancy crop top (or bikini top!), so here's a relatively easy outfit you can whip up in seconds. Satin silk is probably one of the breeziest materials to wear when it's hot, so your internal temperature will thank you.
Here's another lesson in how to throw together staple pieces in order to create something new. Cute sandals and a polished bag help amplify the shorts and crop top for a stylish warm-weather date-night look.
We've probably all collected more midriff-tie tops than we'd like to admit, so here's a cool chance to make use of them in a way that's unexpected. Style it with a pair of tailored pedal pushers and heels, and you have a pretty amazing look that feels completely unique.