Fashion Fabrics Club takes the guesswork out of dressing for a date with a chic roundup of dressy-casual looks you can copy right now.
The Day Date
A casual park stroll? A light bike ride around town? A chat at the local coffee shop? Day dates can take on a whole host of activities, which makes it one of the hardest dates to dress for. Fret not, the key is in simplicity and sophistication. Denim keep things casual—and says you’re up for whatever. Then layer on dressy pieces like this black chiffon blouse and tailored flats and you have an outfit that works for nearly anything.
The Brunch Date
Unlimited mimosas are always a good idea, especially when it comes to shedding the awkwardness of a get-to-know-you scenario of a budding new relationship. Just like the conversation, keep the outfit casual and uncomplicated. Try a chambray shirtdress with a cute pair of boots. If you need an extra layer of warmth simply add a pair of black leggings.
The Dinner Date
A good rule of thumb for a dinner date look is to opt for an LBD: appropriate no matter how fancy the restaurant. To bring in a little sex appeal, go for a stretch cotton blend that hugs and flatters in all right places.
The Meet-the-Parents Date
To win over the parents, you want to seem approachable and friendly but also polished and put-together. The focus should be on “cute” rather than “sexy.” Here’s an easy go-to: a plaid (or otherwise patterned) cotton button up with a wool sweater over the top, dark-wash denim and a pair of sleek leather boots.