8 Pretty Date Night Outfits for Summer Temps
by Alyssa Edwards
Summer is right around the corner, which means cool date night outfits for hot weather. Light airy fabrics, bright colors, bold patterns and accessories are all key elements to include when putting together an outfit for date night. Check out these great blogger looks from around the Web.
Mary from Happily Grey never disappoints when it comes to date night outfits. Try pairing a couple bright pieces like Mary’s bomber jacket and side bag to boost a plain tee and black leather shorts. Another big trend this season is slide-on sandals. They are chic and effortless—perfect for drinks and dinner with your soulmate!
If you’re a mom-to-be, it is totally possible to dress the bump and still look date-night ready for your love. Take a tip from Amber from Barefoot Blonde and go for a loose colorful maxi. If you want to show off the bump, try belting the dress to give your body shape. Even if you aren’t expecting, belting a dress can elongate your body and make your waist look tiny—a great trick to use when you are in a hurry and still want to look chic!
This trend is going strong for summer, so why not utilize it in a super-casual date-night look? Pop a patterned crop top underneath for a playful vibe, and you are ready for some fun in the sun, like Jules from Sincerely Jules. If you are worried about the overall look, don’t be afraid to add accessories like a hat, fun jewelry and bag to pull the look together.
Palm Print Oasis
When the temps are up and the sun is blazing, it is sometimes hard to get cute date-night outfits together that will keep you cool. Take a lesson from Caitlin from A Little Dash of Darling (and a fellow Arizona resident!). Crop tops are always the answer in hot weather, but keep it classy with a high-waisted midi skirt. It will show off just the right amount of skin and keep you cool at the same time! Yay for crop tops!
Gladiator sandals are a must-have this summer! Try pairing this Grecian-style footwear with a bright flirty dress for a date-night outfit. Meg from Styled Avenue has this look down! When accessorizing this look, stick to neutrals so that the dress is the main focus.
My “go to” outfit right now is a patterned romper. It is feminine like a dress yet more versatile and comfy. The light fabric is ideal for hot summer nights. Try a floral pattern, like Christina’s from Oh So Glam, for a playful date-night outfit. To elongate your legs, wear a short-heeled strappy sandal and pull the whole look together with a long turquoise necklace.
For a new take on cut-off shorts, try going for a longer pair of boyfriend shorts. Sara from Love By Lynn has this look down perfectly. To give this look a dressier vibe, pop a bright blazer over a graphic tee and make sure to rock some dressier shoes. Whether they’re heels, strappy sandals, pumps or peep toe booties like Sara, you are sure to look as hot as the scorching temps!
My love for anything boho comes out even more in the summer time. Some striped bell bottoms, a flowy top and classic Birkenstock sandals are a must. Laura from Ascot Friday knows you don’t always have to be fussy and completely dolled up for a night with your best guy. To give this casual look a finishing touch, throw on your favorite fringe bag. Boho perfection!
For more style ideas from Alyssa, go to Sincerely, Truly Scrumptious.