What to wear on a date: These six words can often cause plenty of people to freak out. Sure, the day is set. You've arranged the location. You've remembered to buy some mints in your case of accidental garlic ingestion. But what about the outfit? It's not straightforward for a fashion girl because most major trends would set a lot of guys into a confused tailspin (the "ugly" sandal trend was so misunderstood the world over) or at least leave them wondering why you raided your grandma's wardrobe (it's awesome, and it's actually Gucci, darling). We've looked to the coolest street style stars and bloggers for outfit inspiration on what to wear for a date without losing your inner fashion daredevil.
From the classics, such as skinny jeans and a black biker jacket, to the more adventurous, like tailored track pants that won't put your date off, we've discovered seven outfits that we reckon you already have in your wardrobe. And if you don't, we've also hunted down some key pieces to shop so you're prepped to wow.
If you're going for a statement blouse, then balance out the look with a fitted (but keep it comfortable to sit in!) waist. This is the perfect outfit if you are meeting up during off-duty hours or at the weekend.
Mango has some of the best blouses around right now.
If slim-fit leather trousers aren't your thing, go for a high-rise wide-leg jean instead.
You'll wear these again and again.
Ooze effortless sensuality in a romantic ruffled dress. Not only is it super-flattering to wear, but it'll really make an impact.
This midi dress is seriously pretty.
A great investment too.
A formfitting jumpsuit is a fail-safe outfit for a date.
The ideal choice for day or night with heels or flats—Alexa has nailed the utility jumpsuit.
For day, slip into these woven mules from Zara.
If you two are heading for dinner and a movie, press pause on wondering what to wear on this type of date. The answer comes courtesy of a trench coat, a pair of skinny jeans, and loafers. Casual chic.
Everyone looks chic in a trench.
We can always rely on Topshop for great denim.
Red will make your outfit more exciting.
Meeting the parents and then skipping off to a gig? You'll need a majorly versatile date outfit so that you can handle all manner of social twists and turns. A simple but stylish top will tame a punchy midi skirt with a split front.
Grab this before it goes.
We've already popped this top into our online shopping basket.
Your staple spring bag works perfectly with polka dots.
This goes with everything.
When it comes to fit, you can't beat the ASOS Farleigh.
Stilettos needn't be sky high.
Think you're the most comfortable in sportswear? Try a tailored pair of tracksuit trousers, tuck in a smart shirt and top it all off with heels. The stripes will help elongate your legs.
Wear tucked in or loose—this is the perfect style to wear with track pants.
These joggers from Isabel Marant are total winners.