With sunny days; warm, breezy nights; and lots of carefree attitudes, it’s easy to see why summer is the season of romance for many people. But just because Summer has ended doesn’t mean your date nights need to come to a halt, too. In fact, the crisper, cooler days of fall can make for some pretty romantic evenings with your special someone. (Snuggling by the fire, anyone?)
And that means you’re going to need a few new outfits to wear for all your fall dates. From low-key evenings into fancier nights out, we have three ideas for what to wear on a date this season—whether it’s your first date or your 50th.
Dinner & A Movie
A classic date deserves an equally classic fall look, so throw on a drapey blouse (bonus points if it comes in a bold or bright color) with your best leg-lengthening skinny jeans. Add some sleek leather or suede booties, statement earrings, and a smokey eye, and you’re ready to hit the town. Need an extra layer for cooler nights? Try a leather moto jacket to give you that extra bit of sexy edge.
Going apple picking, checking out a street fair, or hitting up an open-air concert? Layering is key for all those fall dates that take you outdoors. Start with a basic long-sleeve sweater (a dark color, like navy or black, will keep it looking more sophisticated than laid-back), add a printed infinity scarf, and finish with a utility coat or lightweight parka for added warmth. Don’t forget to wear some dark-wash skinny jeans and pointy flats, then top off your look with a simple clutch, a few delicate bracelets, and glossy, kissable lips.
Netflix & Chill
Because, yes, that definitely counts as a date. For a relaxed night in with your sweetie, slip into a pair of super-skinny leggings and toss on a hi-low T-shirt tunic in a neutral fall tone. Going out for a pizza first? Just add a long necklace, armfuls of bangles, and a pretty clutch with a pop of color to dress things up.