A Stylist's Guide to Date Night
Finding the perfect date night outfit is never easy. For those in a relationship, dates can be the perfect opportunity to dress up and remind your loved one you can make an effort. For those that are single, the thought of a date could fill you with nerves. After choosing where to go on the date, the biggest question is what are you going to wear? How do you create an outfit that will turn heads without looking like you’ve overthought it?
We’ve asked our resident stylist, Alex, to create 4 looks that will make finding the perfect date night outfit easy, so you can sit back and relax knowing your outfit is sorted.
THE BLIND DATE
For when you're looking to keep things casual.
"The first men’s look is styled with a casual date atmosphere in mind, which is the perfect opportunity to show your playful side. AMIRI is a brand that does playful very well with the use of prints and distressing. I have chosen the Leopard Flannel Shirt layered underneath the MX2 Trucker Denim Jacket. As this is a casual date, I’ve chosen the Broken Jeans by AMIRI for some double denim action and finished the outfit with the Bedford Sneakers from Saint Laurent which continues the themes from the rest of the look."
THE ANNIVERSARY DATE
For when you're looking to impress with a smart look.
"The second men’s look is for a date where dressing casually just won’t cut it. For this look, I’ve paired two beautiful pieces from Dolce&Gabbana, the silk Polo Neck Knit underneath the DNA Leather Jacket. Keeping the outfit smart, I’ve chosen the Givenchy Tapered Trousers which adds to the very sleek silhouette created. As we’re still in boot season I have selected the Christian Louboutin Jolly Flat Boots to complete the look.
THE DOUBLE DATE
The ultra jeans and a nice top combo.
"Starting off the first look for women I’ve chosen the Rolled Shirt from Kenzo which is a relaxed fit and features a wide neckline, perfect for adding a necklace into the mix. Keeping with the casual theme I’ve chosen denim, this time a washed blue Straight Jeans from PAIGE which pairs with the relaxed-fitting shirt perfectly. To complete the look, I went for the Pleated Trench from REDValentino and to coordinate the camel tone from the jacket, I’ve chosen the Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers which features leopard print detailing on the star."
AFTER WORK DATE
For when you go straight from the office to the bar.
"The second women’s look is a smarter, more sophisticated ensemble. I’ve chosen the beautiful silk Rubin-Crepe de Soie Blouse from Joseph which is the perfect top to be layered underneath the Point D’Esprit Trench from REDValentino. It won’t necessarily keep you warm but will allow the colour from the blouse to show through the tulle lace fabric. For the bottom half of the look, I’ve chosen the sleek Gabardine Stretch Trousers, paired with the Bow Boots from RED(V) to complete the look."
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