I have to admit that I'm a little out of practice when it comes to getting dressed for "normal" events, so I'm spending time trying to relearn the art of putting together some looks. One area, in particular, that I've been trying to find inspiration for? Dinner date outfits. After scrolling through Instagram to see what the fashion set has been wearing, it turns out that there are so many ideas that I can't wait to test-drive myself.
Many of the outfits I'm eyeing are taking inspiration straight from the S/S 21 runways. This comes as no surprise since some of the key trends of the season are primed for date-night outfits, including everything from micro miniskirts and pointy-toe heels to "floss" pieces and '90s-inspired fashion. If you're similarly looking to step up your date-night outfits, I have you covered with eight cool ideas ahead.
The micro mini is a skirt style I'm eyeing that is perfect for a date-night outfit. This is a piece that was everywhere on the S/S 21 runways, and now is the time to add it into your wardrobe. To balance out the short hemline, add an oversized blazer on top.
I have my eye on midi dresses with cool details. From Isa Boulder's take with arm warmers to Reformation's waist-tie version to the chain-detail style from Bazilika, there are so many directional takes on the midi dress to wear just in time for summer date nights.
5. Slit Skirts
On the top of my summer shopping list? A slit skirt in a midi or maxi length, which is the perfect thing to pair with all of the stunning midriff-baring tops on the market right now.
A great bag is the ultimate piece to complete a date-night look. I think a small baguette or clutch-style bag is perfect for holding just the essentials.
8. Strapless Silhouettes
I always love pieces that are an ode to cool '90s style, so I'm really gravitating to the sleek strapless silhouettes that are everywhere at the moment. Whether you opt for a top or a dress, this is the easy answer to a cool date-night look.