Going for a drinks date and looking for sexy casual date outfit ideas for summer? Discover my date night look and get inspired to wow your date!
Hey gorgeous! Sometimes the date night mood is just when you want to wow him! If you’re in the mood to take his breath away tonight, a bold and beautiful outfit is just what you need.
Casual Date Outfit Ideas: How to Select
Red is of course, the color of passion, so that’s an obvious choice that’ll make you come across as bold and sexy! Black is also a classic choice for a date night outfit, which suits all body types and skin tones. Some other ideas to try are midnight blue, blush pink, tan and white.
In the summer, dresses and skirts are the most beautiful choices. They bring out the feminine charm and guys do love a flirty outfit! So bring out a lace dress, a cute mini-skirt or a slip-dress. A bodycon dress or flared skirt paired with a sexy sheer top is a great idea, too.
I don’t believe in fashion rules, so I really won’t mention that you have to wear a specific outfit. Or that there are certain “correct” answers to the question what to wear on a first date. It all depends on, as I mentioned before, what makes you feel confident. But here’s a casual date outfit I put together to inspire you. This look would be perfect for a summer evening of outdoor beer and pizza, or a first dinner date.
My Casual Date Outfit
In this look, I’m wearing a romantic red rose appliqued skirt paired with a really comfy black top. I feel most comfortable in flared skirts as they give a lot of room for movement, unlike tight dresses, and they’re softer than jeans! So put me in a skirt any day and I’m happy! Similarly, the top I chose is made out of simple stretchy tee-shirt fabric and has a top sheer panel that looks sexy but not too overdressed.
Additionally, I chose black and red because I actually wore this look outdoors for travel, and it’s a dark color combination I can be in from day to night. Plus, pinks and reds give color to my skin and so they suit me well!
For accessorizing, I kept it super simple. Just added a black and red necklace and a classic pair of sunglasses. I kept the hair even more effortless, to balance the bright red skirt, which would look too party-ready paired with blow-dried hair! So I went with the wet hair look, just carelessly brushed to a side with my fingers, bringing out natural waves.
The makeup was tricky as that’s where I really needed to make the casual date outfit all put together. Ideally, for a date night, I’d choose a bright red lipstick, but for a casual first date, I’d tone it down to a lighter shade. So I achieved this look by lining my lips with a red lip liner over lip balm. And then I smudged it a little with my finger to blend and remove excess color. Finally I finished it off with clear pink lip gloss to give the light red dewy lip effect!
I paired it with some blush, a very slight winged eyeliner, mascara, filled in brows and neutral eyeshadow. I dusted bronzer over my jawline, under my cheekbones and on the sides of my nose to just add a little definition.
So, my gorgeous, I hope you liked my ideas on how to choose a sexy casual date outfit. Hope you choose the perf dress for yourself that lets you feel sexy and feel like your best version! Show me your date night outfit on Instagram by tagging me @shilpaahujadotcom and I’ll be sure to like your pic!
I am wearing:
Top: Forever New
Necklace: Zinnia, Cambridge MA
Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren
Makeup: Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup
Face Powder & Blush: Clinique
Bronzer: DiorSkin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powder
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara
Eyeshadow: Sportsgirl Metallic Eye palette
Lip Gloss: Dior Addict 043
Red Lipliner: MAC Lip Pencil- Brick
Photo Credits: The Guy
Editing & Styling: Shilpa Ahuja
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.
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