Check out my tips and picks for the perfect casual date night get-up for fall!
I know it can be hard to pick out the perfect get-up, especially if you’re going on a more casual date. If the guy you just started dating suggests going to a movie, resist the urge to throw on your fave sweats or that really comfy pair of jeans you always wear when you catch a flick with your girlfriends — especially if you just started dating! I’m not saying you have to throw on stilettos or a party dress, (you should still be comfortable and casual), but you want to look neat, put together, and of course stylish. While I couldn’t settle on one celeb look from head to toe to channel, the outfit is based on a combination of the elements both Ashley Tisdale and Kim Kardashian are working with.
First and foremost, don’t try too hard and stick to something that reflects your personal style — if you like the way you look in you’re outfit and you’re comfortable in it, you will ooze confidence (I know I always say this but it’s the truth). Below I took a basic pair of skinny jeans (I opted for jeggings since they’re usually more comfortable) but if you’re more of a leggings gal (like myself) feel free to swap the jeans for leggings — just make sure they aren’t faded or ripped. I think a pair of flat boots is the way to go— either combat boots, riding boots, or even a flat thigh-high boot could work. If you’re super short or just don’t feel comfortable in a flat shoe, a casual bootie or a knee high boot with a low, chunky heel is a great substitute (this doesn’t mean the pair of boots you wore out dancing til 4 AM with your girlfriends last Friday night, we still want the get-up to look casual). Finally, a chunky sweater coat or interesting jacket would be your best bet over a basic tee, v-neck, or button-down shirt or sweater. Keep your outfit simple, but feel free to throw on a scarf to add a little style to the overall look — either a chunky knit or a lightweight one depending on the climate you’re in.
I also really like wearing a fedora or a knit cap (like the ones on Ashley Tisdale and Kim Kardashian above) but not everyone is comfortable in a hat. If you choose to wear a hat, that’s not an excuse to not wash your hair — although you can’t go wrong with a side braid!
Check out the picks below if you’re looking for the perfect date night outfit, just in time for the weekend!