Summer is the season of love, and if you’re a single girl stepping on the dating scene for the first time in a while, it’s both an exciting and nerve wracking time! It basically means that you’ll be perpetually asking the question, “what am I going to wear?” Dressing for a date is an art. Contrary to popular belief, men aren’t just thinking about what’s going on underneath your clothes, that happens after they’ve admired what you’re wearing! Dating is like an extended interview process, and if you’re not putting the effort in to what you’re wearing, you’ll leave him with the impression that you probably won’t put effort into the other aspects of your life. If you’re stumped for style tips, never fear, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 fun looks that will guarantee a second and third date!
1) Cocktail Ready
Dinner and drinks may be a bit of a cliche, however, it’s one of the best ways to get to know someone. Choosing an outfit for a dinner date can be hit or miss, and even though it’s the most common type of date, it’s the one that causes us the most stress! The answer is easy, ask yourself what’s trending. This season, the tulip style, dipped hem dress is a red hot look, and in this beautiful sorbet tone, you just might give him a case of whiplash as he watches you walk past him through the door!
2) Summer White Out
White is a pretty much a given for an evening out in the summer, especially if the date revolves around being outdoors. With the myriad of music and theater events, pool parties, gallery openings and star-studded events. You have to stay on your toes, because and you never know how hooked up into the scene your new beau might be! This particular look is great if you live somewhere where the evenings can be a little on the chilly side. A light weight knit top, linen pants, sandals and a contrast clutch make for a fresh, modern take on date night.
3) The Post-Work Date
It may be summer, but a girl still has to work! Sometimes we have to get creative with our schedules, and that means squeezing in a little romance on a weeknight. If that’s the case, you’re going to want to make sure you either bring an outfit change, or, you can wear something transitional and edgy like this hot little number. Skinnies are a summer wardrobe staple, and definitely a date night must for just about every occasion. Pair them with a classic white Tee, and a beautiful contrast blazer, and you’ll be work-to-romance ready in a matter of minutes.
4) The Tank Dress
We all know that the ‘little black dress’ is a go-to classic, but there are a thousand and one variations of the LBD, how do you choose just one? Getting ready for a first date is stressful enough as it is, why not keep it simple and go with one of the most wearable style dresses out there? The tank dress is blissfully versatile, wearable for every body type, and a piece of cake to accessorize. Accentuate your middle with an over-sized belt, and accessorize the ensemble with a funky statement necklace, your favorite strappy sandals and a chic clutch.
5) The LBD Twist
Yes, every girl should have a healthy collection of little black dresses, but as we all know, little black dresses are not all the same! If you decide to go with an old favorite, make sure the silhouette you wear is current, relevant and fashion forward. Why not have a little fun with it? Black can come across as being a tad on the boring side, so ruffles, crinoline, and beading all make the dress a little more exciting. If your beau has hinted that he’s taking you somewhere extra special, this is the kind of dress you wear, and if it’s not, when he sees you in this, he’s going to want to take you out to show you off!