Dating in NYC can be rough, and we’re not talking just the going out to dinner with a complete stranger part. We’re talking wardrobe. The process of putting together an outfit is enough to send anyone into a full-blown panic. The rational thing would be to tear through your closet for the millionth time hoping something will call to you, but we’re not always rational, and we love shopping. So, here’s your excuse to upgrade your date night style with looks that will cost you less than dinner at L’Artusi.
The Look: Date Night Denim
When in doubt, denim. Jeans may give off a casual vibe, but they are shockingly easy to dress up. Just pair with a sultry top, cool crossbody, and strappy heels.
Jeans: & Other Stories | Shirt: Reformation
Jeans: Try a straight cut jean with a wider cropped leg to show off your summer sandals. If you’re anything like us, you’ll love this highrise pair by & Other Stories.
Top: Cropped tops were made for highrise jeans. Try a pop of color to go with your neutral accessories. This Reformation top comes in our favorite shade of mustard yellow.
Handbag: The Brooklyn Crossbody in black is the perfect bag for a night out. Edgy hardware compliments a structured shape that fits all the necessities.
Shoes: Top off the look with twisted mule sandals. The Raffe Multi Strap Mule adds texture in desert snake, while the Raven twist sandal is a natural go-to.
The Look: Date Night Set
Coordinating sets have been everywhere this summer and there’s multiple ways for you to wear the matchy-matchy trend. Here’s how we’d wear it.
Outfit: Free People
Set: This 2-piece combo by Free People is a major win. The flowy, highwaisted pants are super flattering and the matching one shoulder top is classic-yet-sexy at the same time.
Handbag: The Trinity Round Crossbody adds a dose of sporty edge to this feminine set, with sleek colorblock stripes.
Shoes: The Lorraine Heels are strappy and flashy in all the right ways. Go classic in galaxy blue suede for an added pop.
The Look: Date Night Dress
You can’t go wrong with a dress to impress (your date). Whether you’re into the classic LBD or an off-the-shoulder vibe, you’re sure to turn heads no matter what.
Dress: & Other Stories
Dress: We’re loving this lightweight mini LBD by & Other Stories with its puffy sleeves and sweetheart neckline.
Shoes: The Rory Sandals have height without being a pain. The chunky heel adds extra cushion and the braided straps give a boho touch. Go for black to match your mini, and add some color with your crossbody bag.
Handbag: This hot pink Waverly Crossbody will give your all-black ensemble a bright pop. The perfect conversation starter, don’t you think?