[So…there’s a bit of a backstory behind this post. If you didn’t know already, I live in Calgary, AB, where the weather tends to be somewhat unpredictable. I decided to do this post on Monday morning and looked out all of the outfits I would feature in it. Of course, Mother Nature then decided to thunderstorm non-stop for three days straight. So, I decided to just take photos of the outfits instead of modelling them because the weather did not cooperate. However, I’d never let bad weather keep me from posting, so here we go!]
I’d definitely describe my style as feminine and classic. I try to throw in some colour with my accessories, but I keep my clothing fairly neutral so I can wear it in as many different situations as possible. In my opinion, it’s always better to splurge on accessories and save on clothing. Clothing can be super fun too, don’t get me wrong, but I like to view clothing as the canvas whereas accessories define the tone and feel.
Whenever go out on a date with my boyfriend, I love to wear dresses and heels (if it’s not too far of a walk!). I know this may be over-the-top to some people, but I’ve never been known to turn down an opportunity to dress up. Below I’ve included some of my favourite summer date-night outfits. Even if they aren’t exactly your style or you don’t have the same pieces, feel free to take inspiration and modify them however works for you!
Here’s an example of something I’d wear to a more formal date, like a fancy dinner or trip to the theatre (not that I do that very often haha). The dress is from The Gap, the purse was a thrift find from Rebecca Minkoff, and the shoes are my Jimmy Choo Romy 100s.
Here’s an example of something I’d wear to a more casual date. I just love the 50’s cut of the dress and the ice cream print – so perfect for summer! The dress is from Anthropologie, the shoes are Steve Madden, and the purse is Kate Spade:
This is the dress I wore to my university graduation, and I’ve found a few occasions to wear it since. I love the V-line neck and the colour since it’s quite flattering on lighter skin tones like mine. The dress is from RW&Co and the shoes are the same Steve Madden ones from above. I wore this outfit recently to go to dinner with a few of our friends:
My last outfit here is slightly more business-y and definitely could work as an office outfit, depending on your height (have to mind those hemlines!). However, like I mentioned above, I love outfits that are really versatile, so I would have no problem throwing this on for a date night. The skirt is from H&M, the top is from Winners, the shoes are from Aldo (a cheaper Valentino-inspired option!), and the purse is Kate Spade.
What do you think of these outfits? Is there anything you see here that you’ll be trying next date night? Stay tuned for next month when I’ll be posting about perfect Fall date night looks!
Thanks for stopping by!