There’s something romantic about summer. Maybe it’s the bright blue skies or the alluring scent of flowers, but love is certainly in the air. Whether you’re only just getting to know someone or simply rekindling the romance, this weather makes for many a date night opportunity.
Whether you choose a night at the movie theatre, a picnic in the park, or the traditionally romantic candle-lit dinner, this is your chance to impress your date with your unique sense of style. It’s easy to incorporate this season’s trends into a fun and girly look — from bags with the necessary room for makeup (in case a quick touch up is needed in the heat) to wedges that are romantic stroll-friendly.
Check out our tips on how to dress for a casual cocktail date. It’ll have you less concerned of your outfit and more focused on getting to know that someone special.
A bold statement necklace will totally help make the right impression whether it's date numero uno or a night out with old reliable.
Adia Kibur Silver Bib Necklace, $75, at Shopbop
Not only does the color of this bag add an extra punch but it's just the perfect size to stash your favorite makeup products.
Elaine Turner Snake-Embossed Shoulder Bag, $168.75, at eBay
A basic white blouse is always the way to go. It's not too much of a look but can be dressed up with vibrant accessories or left casual and tucked in with jean shorts for an easy Sunday brunch date.
Top, $12.95, at H&M
Wedges are comfortable but give you just the right amount of lift to not appear sloppy.
Matisse Cagney Wedge Sandal, $84, at Revolve Clothing
Simple, stacked rings offer an extra little something extra. Have an affinity for vintage jewelry? Take the plunge and what a great topic to talk about on a first date!
Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons Taigi Rings, $545, at Occulter
Show just the right amount of leg with a cascading hemline, you'll feel like classy and sexy at the same time!
Kimchi Blue Tidal Skirt, $69, at Urban Outfitters