5 foolproof first date outfits for every style
If your closet is filled with preppy pieces, keep your date look nice and simple with bold stripes. A breezy midi skirt will seem less try-hard than a mini, but flowy chiffon fabric keeps a flirty vibe! Add a bit of edge to your look with cool, leather sneakers.
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ASOS Pleated Midi Skirt, $51.85, asos.com; Thin Stripe Boatneck Tee, $12, joefresh.com; Champion Originals Leather sneakers, $50, keds.com; Anne Klein Gold-Tone Bangle Bracelet, $18, macys.com
Show off your cool, downtown style with a graphic tee that makes a fun statement! A plaid shirt is cool and laid-back, while black coated skinnies and shiny oxfords make the whole ensemble feel a little more special than your average jeans-and-tee outfit.
Women’s Mossimo Valeria Oxfords, $22.39, target.com; Long Sleeve Check Woven Shirt, $16, aeropostale.com; Moto Black Coated Leigh Jeans, $84, topshop.com; Conversation Starting Muscle Tee, $12.80, forever21.com; Division Ring Set, $24, nastygal.com
You can't go wrong with a skater dress for a first date! It's super flattering on everyone, and as long as you skip the sparkle and lace, it won't feel overly fancy. If you're set on rocking heels, pick a pair of platform pumps with a thicker heel that's easier to walk in, so you won't be stuck teetering behind your date.
Lara Sweetheart Skater Dress, $45, boohoo.com; Retro Pointed Pumps, $29.80, forever21.com; Duo Leaves Pendant, $22, jeweliq.com; Deena & Ozzy Pyramid-Lock Mini Crossbody Bag, $29, urbanoutfitters.com
To keep retro styles from looking costume-y, keep your look simple with just a printed dress, cute flats, and a handy crossbody bag. Don't forget your perfect red lipstick for a confidence boost!
You’re In Luck Dress, $89.99, modcloth.com; Kimchi Blue Lace Trim D’Orsay Flat, $39, urbanoutfitters.com; Edgeworth Avenue Satchel, $48.99, shopruche.com; Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16, $9.99, target.com
Who says you can't wear comfy clothes on a date and still look hot? Athletes and sweatpant-lovers really lucked out when joggers became the hip pants to wear! Rock a more-fitted pair with a cute crop top for a flirty but chill vibe. Awesome high-top kicks will totally get his attention and earn you major cool-girl points.
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Women’s Active By Old Navy Cropped Track Pants, $26.94, oldnavy.com; Whiskering Sweet Nothings, $28.40, gojane.com; Adidas NEO Raleigh High-Top Sneaker, $69.95, dsw.com; Factory Gold-Plated Chain-Link Necklace, $29.50, jcrew.com