Sweet Springtime Date Night Outfit Ideas


Making the transition from Winter to Spring can be tricky when it comes to your wardrobe in general…but factor in date night? You’ve got to think about unexpected highs and lows in temperature, a chill lingering in the air, and possible sudden showers. Then you’ve got to try to also come up with something unexpected…and cute? It can be positively exhausting! But, lucky for you, we have some effortless and exceptional options for you right here…

Pencil skirt and blouse – If the parents are more along the “preppy” line, then you can always play it both feminine and sophisticated with a pencil skirt and blouse combo. Be sure that the pencil skirt isn’t skin-tight, and if the blouse is sheer, be sure to layer a full-length (not a crop) camisole underneath. Finish with a demure pair of d’Orsay pumps with a moderate heel (this is not the occasion for stilettos).

Skinny jeans and a peplum top – Even if your date is a bit more casual, a pair of skinny jeans and a peplum top would be a perfect outfit. Peplum tops tend to be dressier, or at least a bit structured, but the jeans will help to keep a more relaxed feel. Adding  heeled booties, a delicate long necklace, diamond stud earrings, and a boyfriend watch will give it the perfect touch of bling.

A-line dress and tights – An A-line dress has got to be one of the most versatile and flattering pieces of clothing you can own. It looks fabulous on every body type, equal parts fitted and flowy, and is perfect for so many occasions…especially this one! Be sure that the top is not too tight or too revealing, and that the skirt is not too short. Pair it with opaque tights and flats or a wedge pump. If it’s chilly, layer on a cute cropped cardigan.

Circle skirt and thin turtleneck – A circle skirt flatters the same way an A-line dress does, nipping in at the waist and flowing away from the hips and thighs. But be sure to keep the length of the skirt no shorter than mid-thigh. No matter if the turtleneck is a chunky or fine knit, just be sure it is not too tight, because what it lacks in skin-exposure, it can make up for in form-revealing. Here too, tights work well, and you can add some interest by going for opaque or thin, plain black or a complimentary hue for the rest of the outfit. For shoes, think low-heel ankle boots, flats, or even brogues. Skip a necklace, but add on a delicate pair of dangling earrings, a chain bracelet, and large-face black-strap watch.

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