You may remember, but back in September, my friend Emily Holmes Hahn (match-maker extraordinaire + dating guru – she’s the founder of white glove matchmaking service, LastFirst) shared four expert-approved date night outfits. The post received a really fantastic response from you guys… and I personally found it really helpful as well as I always struggle with what to wear on a date.
I am so excited to tell you that she is back today for round 2 with four more great winter date-night looks (be prepared to want everything she found… I love it all!!! A big thanks to Emily for putting together these outfits… and to Kelly for tracking down some really cute “look for less” options! Happy Friday friends, I hope you have fun plans (and maybe a date or two that you can wear one of these looks to!) From a downtown dinner to ice skating, these are all such cute ideas!
“For a downtown dinner date this time of year, start with a flattering pair of skinny leather or dark denim pants. Add a shoulder-baring velvet top like this one from ASOS to make the look flirtatious but still wintery. Finish the outfit with dainty jewelry and one of Clare V’s patterned flat clutches – the bolder your choice, the more your outfit will ‘pop’!” – Emily
“There’s nothing more sultry than a little red dress on date night, and this one by Are You Am I has the perfect silhouette and texture, with a nod to lingerie. I balanced it with heavier seasonal accents, like this blazer with velvet details, glossy croc effect bag (the varying reds look so cool together!) and suede OTK black boots.” – Emily
Uptown Dinner Date: Elizabeth & James Velvet Blazer // Are You Am I Slipdress // BaubleBar Tassel Earrings // BaubleBar Lariat // Crystal Ring // Elizabeth & James Croc Print Bag // Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots
“For this look, I chose a simple all-black ‘base’ layer and added sporty outerwear to appeal to the date’s active nature. This look transitions easily from ice rink to après-skate, too. Once you get inside and have a drink in your hand, you can remove the outer layers to reveal a playful date-night look, complete with adorable slush-proof rubber heels by Hunter.” – Emily
Ice Skating Date: Eugenia Kim Headband // Heart & Star Earrings // White Moncler Cardigan Jacket // Black Crop Top // J.Crew Reversible Shearling Vest // Illesteva Sunglasses // M.Z. Wallace Tote Bag // Hunter Socks // J.Crew Leggings // Hunter Heeled Booties // Hunter Boot Socks // Rag & Bone Cashmere Scarf
“Try to stand out from the drab uniform of a corporate holiday party with a fierce metallic look like this one. I started with a jumpsuit from Topshop, and added jewel-toned accessories for a luxurious, eye-catching look. I especially love the sexy little accents to this outfit: the thick velvet choker, and the exposed-seam black tights.” – Emily