DATE NIGHT OUTFIT IDEAS

I love a date night! Whether it is a dinner date with my husband or a night out with my best friends, the excitement levels of dressing up for the occasion are super high. It gives me the opportunity to be uber glamourous and really have fun with accessories that don't often get worn. As a busy mum of three kids, I am usually in casual wear, apart from when I am working one-to-one with my personal styling clients.


Going out on a date night for many ladies can make them feel anxious about what to wear especially if you don't get the opportunity to go out that often. This may also make people feel the need to buy something new, but I believe you can create amazing outfits all shopped from your very own wardrobe.


If you have some classic items in your wardrobe such as a black dress, white shirt, and black trousers then you can certainly dress these pieces up in clever ways. You may simply just need to invest in a few accessories that can elevate these simple classics from your wardrobe. I know there is no one size fits all as we all have different style personalities, but I hope this blog will give you some inspiration to play around with items that you already own and create some easy-to-wear date night looks.

For the purpose of this blog, I am using some classic items from the high street in my outfit ideas. Please note some of these products have affiliate links whereby if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission from the sale. This is no extra cost to you. This small income helps me to continue to do what I love and bring you great quality content.


Dinner date

Dinner date outfits are all dependent on where you are going. A five-star restaurant will require you to look more polished and chic. My go-to piece for a dinner date is a dress as I find them stylish and super comfortable. Now, most of us will have a classic black dress in our wardrobe that we can easily dress up for a dinner date. Here are a few ideas below. You can simply add stylish details in the form of accessories that reflect your personal style. Whether you opt for dainty jewellery or bold eye-catching accessories it will certainly help elevate a simple dress.


date night outfit ideas for women

A classic cami dress is a great dinner date dress. You can create so many other outfit ideas around this by layering over a jacket or jumper for a more casual vibe. This look is super chic for a special Valentines dinner or date to a nice restaurant


Dress, Reformation - Link

Shoes, Porte & Prarie, Net-A-Porter - Link

Bag, Net-A-Porter - Link

Earrings, Monica Vinader- Link

date night outfit ideas for women

Almost every woman has a little classic black dress in her wardrobe. Have fun with your accessories by adding splashes of fun complementary colour combinations.


Earrings Boohoo - Link

Dress, The kooples - Link

Bag, Lk Benett - Link

Pink shoes, Ted Baker - Link

date night outfit ideas for women

Jumper, whistles - Link

Earrings, Liberty - Link

Bag, Wolf & Badger - Link

Faux leather trousers - Link

Bow shoes, Kate Spade - Link

date night outfit idea for women

I love this classic look of dressing up in a white shirt and leggings. The jewellery subtly elevates this look and the bag adds some texture and interest.


Shirt, Mint Velvet - Link

Leather leggings, Mint Velvet - Link

Necklace, &otherstories - Link

Feather bag, Phase Eight - Link

Bangles, Monica Vinader - Link

Sandals, Ted Baker - Link


.first date

Now, this is one of the most nerve-wracking dates to go on as you want to make a good first impression. I think the key is to strike a good balance of something that is feminine and chic but also is comfortable to wear. This look also depends on your personal style and how you truly want to express yourself. Here are a few looks that I would suggest.


date night outfit idea for women

Paige wrap top, Selfridges - Link

Bag, Mango - Link

Skirt, Mango - Link

Strappy Sandals - Link

date night outfit ideas for women

Prefer to be a bit smart/casual on the first date then this is a pretty chic look.


Blouse, Sezane - Link

Earrings, - Link

Bag, LK Bennett - Link

Jeans, Hm - Link

Shoes, Linzi - Link



Off to the cinema

Now, dressing up may not be on many people's agenda when heading to the cinema. But you may be going on a date night with someone special and might just want to make a bit of an effort but we all know comfort is key here! I am thinking of cosy knits, jeans and cool pair of kicks.

date night outfit ideas for women

Jumper, &Otherstories - Link

Shacket, Monki - Link

Bag, Russel and Bromley - Link

Jeans Mango - Link

Trainers, La Redoute - Link

date night outfit ideas for women

Jumper, &Otherstories - Link

Necklace, &otherstories - Link

Jeans Mango - Link

Shoes, Boden - Link

date night outfit ideas for women

I love this look. Smart but casual at the same time.


Jumper, All Saints - Link

Bag, Selfridges - Link

Jeans, HM - Link

Boots, Carvela - Link


girls night out

Nights out with my best friends are the best! Sometimes we are out in a bougie restaurant in London or a fancy cocktail bar. We like to go somewhere nice as these nights out don't come around often so, we always like to make it a night to remember. Again my go-to is usually a dress or a pair of classic chic leather trousers and a nice top.


date night outfit ideas for women

Classic items such as a blazer and black trousers are great wardrobe staples to create multi-functioning outfits. Why not swap a pair of black trousers for faux leather ones. They add an edge to outfits and are super versatile to wear in so many different ways.


Blazer, Zara - Link

Top, Reiss - Link

Faux leather trousers - Link

Shoes, &otherstories - Link

Bag, Mango - Link

Earrings, Link

date night outfit ideas for women

Leather jacket, All Saints - Link

Floral dress, Forever New - Link

Boots, &otherstories - Link

Bag, Ted baker - Link

date night outfit ideas for women

Wrap top, Karen Millen - Link

Bag &othersrories - Link

Faux trousers, Marks and Spencer - Link

Black mules Next - Link


I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and that it has given you some inspiration. You can take some of these ideas and add your own details that express your style personality. It could be ruffles, lace, leather or studs. What's your favourite date-night look? Leave me a comment below.


If you haven't been out in a while then get on the phone with those special people in your life and start planning a night out. I really look forward to these date nights out. They certainly make me feel like me again, away from the daily grind of mum life. I love how dressing up can really give you a lift and change your mood in a positive way.


Are you feeling lost with what's in your wardrobe? Do you want to create a wardrobe that gives you joy and reflects your true style personality?


My expert personal styling services can certainly help you. I can create a bespoke capsule wardrobe of considered outfits that will work effortlessly for your busy lifestyle. My services are available for all women of any age, shape, and budget. If you are petite or plus size then my online services are perfect for you. Please click here for my online styling services that can be booked directly via my website. Or for in-person services please do get in touch here.


Thanks for reading!


Jas x


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