6 Summer Date Night Outfits That You’ll Actually Want to Wear

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Date night might look a little different this summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan an outdoor picnic, indulge in a candlelit dinner on the porch or drink a bottle of wine by the beach with your beau. It’s time to ditch the sweats you’ve been wearing for the past few weeks, drag a brush through your hair and recreate one of these six outfits, all of which are summery and flirty. Which is just what you need for a memorable night.

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1. Jumpsuit + Hoops

Jumpsuits should be a national treasure: They always look like a carefully considered outfit but all you have to do is put on one easy piece. Dress up this solid olive shade with gold hoops and a patterned slide and you’re good to go. See, wasn’t that easy?

Get the look: Eloquii romper ($120); Argento Vivo hoops ($78); Song of Style heels ($158)

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2. Jersey Dress + Sneakers

Whether your night includes an alfresco picnic (with Champagne) or a moonlit walk by the beach, keep things comfy and cute by pairing a stretchy but slinky dress with sneakers. If the sensible shoes feel too casual for you, a swipe of berry lipstick will add a more dressed-up touch.

Get the look: Line by K dress ($155); Kosas lipstick ($28); Prada bag ($2,200); Cole Haan sneaker ($130)

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3. Romantic Blouse + Cut-offs

If you have just five minutes to get ready for date night, don’t bother changing out of the cut-offs you’ve been wearing all day. Simply pair them with a romantic blouse, throw on some easy jewelry and lace up some flirty sandals. Don’t forget to dab a touch of highlighter on those cheekbones to really nail that “I hardly did anything to get ready but I look so good” vibe.

Get the look: For Love & Lemons top ($150); Agolde shorts ($120); Brixton hat ($68); Ilia highlighter ($42); Maison Miru necklace ($138); Vagabond Shoemakers sandals ($100)

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4. Flouncy Dress + Bold Bag

If you love bold, bright shades, date night is a great time to experiment with color. We love the combo of hot pink and vibrant purple, but you could also try light blue with orange or a shocking yellow with lime green. Just make sure at least one part of your outfit is in a grounding shade, like these simple black sandals.

Get the look: Free People dress ($108); Pacharee earrings ($560); Gu_De bag ($265); Raye sandals ($148)

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5. Slip Dress + Loud Necklace

Date night dinner is a go, but the forecast calls for a humid, sticky night. What’s a girl to do? Try a barely-there dress, like a silk slip, that won’t make you drip sweat. Then, stick to just one piece of jewelry, such as a bold necklace, and sandals that are easy to slip on. Dust some bronzer on your cheekbones and collarbones, pull your hair into a braid and you’ll at least look cool, calm and not overheated at all.

Get the look: Reformation dress ($158); Westman Atelier bronzer ($75); JW Pei bag ($99); Birkenstock sandal ($150); Lena Bernard necklace ($88)

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6. Tie-dye Blouse + White Jeans + Matching Accessories

It’s finally white jeans season and this year we think you should whip out your favorite pair to try this matchy-matchy look. Sure, there’s a lot of blue between the tie-dye blouse and bandana, plus those navy espadrilles, but this color combo has texture, so it feels crisp and oh-so-summery. Need more color? A playful ring with a smattering of precious stones should do the trick.

Get the look: Levi’s jeans ($98); Pilcro and the Letterpress blouse ($98); Sarto by Franco Sarto sandals ($125; $50); Suzanne Kalan ring ($1,400); Urban Outfitters bandana ($12)

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Dena Silver

Fashion Editor

From 2019-2021 Dena Silver held the role of Fashion Editor covering product recommendations, trends, and what you should be shopping this season.
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