Heading out on a date can be nerve racking at first, but if you look the part, you’ll feel the part. No matter where you’re going with your other half, we’ve got the ultimate style guide for you to follow this year.
Booking a table at the finest restaurant in town
We all deserve to book a table at that five-star restaurant in town. It might be a restaurant that you and your other half have been wanting to visit for a while, but you’ve been saving it for a special occasion. With some fine dining venues operating a strict dress code, what should you wear?
For this venue, a floor-length gown is what you’re after. Many women go for a fancy look when they’re heading to a posh restaurant so it’s unlikely that you’ll look out of place. If you feel overdressed, pair yours with flat shoes and a short jacket. Alternatively, you could pair a midi dress with heeled boots and a stylish clutch. Go for a statement print and flirty frills to channel Valentine’s vibes — but remember to avoid overly bright tones.
Swift drinks with your boo
There’s nothing better than a few drinks at your local with your bae. Go dressy with one of your party dresses, keep it flirty with a pink mini dress, scarlet lacy bodysuit or a bold ruby-coloured jumpsuit. Or, stay classic in an LBD and accessorise by adding a pop of colour to your outfit with red accessories. Elevate your ensemble with statement stilettos or barely-there block heels. Finish the look with dainty jewellery such as heart-shaped earrings and a pendant necklace.
Snuggling up in the cinema
There’s a new movie that you’ve been eager to catch in the cinema, so a date night makes the perfect excuse. Of course, you still want to make an effort, but you need to be comfy when you’re snuggling during the film.
Pair black skinny jeans with a casual going out top and cute tote bag (perfect for hiding snacks as well as looking stylish!). Bring some colour to your outfit with animal print ankle boots or chunky printed scarf.
Having a night at home
If you’re not fancying the trip to the cinema, why not make yourself a home cinema? Pop a film on and make some popcorn! You can still dress up, even if you do want to get changed into your pyjamas straight after dinner!
It’s important to stay comfy at home though. You could opt for an accordion midi skirt, paired with an off-the-shoulder crop top. Or, choose an unstructured jumpsuit that’ll look great if you decide to head out after eating!
Taking a romantic walk
When dressing up for your stroll, you need to think about being practical. You don’t want to be falling over on your romantic date so walking shoes or appropriate footwear are a must. Add layers to your outfit with a cosy fleece, padded puffer jacket and a cute bobble hat. If you’re planning on going out to lunch on your way home, consider wearing a dressy top under your layers, just in case your other half wants to snap a photo of you as a memory of your perfect day.
Where will you be heading this week? Make sure your style-prepped with our different date style guide.