Warm Weather Date Outfits

Enjoy a summer date with these outfit options

There’s a reason everybody falls in love in the summertime – the warm weather just makes us let loose a little and have more fun! The only downside: what to wear? The hot sun makes it hard to wear designer jeans, but cool restaurants and movie theatres make layering a must. We’ve compiled a few outfits for guys and girls to wear on your next date, available from stores in the Corridor. Choose one of these and all you’ll have to worry about is having a good time!

The Laidback Look

For casual dates, like a day of bowling or shopping, you want to wear something more laid back. For guys, choose a pair of light khaki shorts, and finish the look with this Reversible Solid and Stripe Button-Up Shirt from Express, $69.90. This shirt is light red on one side, and can be reversed to show of red and white stripes. It is made with pure cotton, which is extremely breathable during hot weather. Just roll up the sleeves to keep you cool, and show off an alternating pattern on the cuff!

The Ready-For-Anything Outfit

For ladies, we don’t always know what to expect on a date, which is why a romper is perfect – it can be dressy or functional. We love the Ali & Jay Floral Print Romper from Nordstrom, $128. The feminine light pink color is in right now, and the floral pattern makes it perfect for late spring/early summer. The short shorts and off-the-shoulder top keeps you cool, and the sleeves down to your elbows provide the perfect coverage on a cooler day. Simply add your favorite sandals and you are good to go!

The Dinner Coat

When going on a classy date, dressing up is a necessity. Unfortunately, nice clothes aren’t always designed to keep us cool. For guys, we love the Robert Graham Castroville Seersucker Sport Coat from Neiman Marcus, $398. This seersucker coat is white and made with a cotton and nylon blend, which will keep you cool through dinner and dancing. Wear over dress pants or khakis and a bright colored button down shirt for an impressive date-night look.

The Versatile Summer Dress

No matter what formal occasion or laidback date you are going on this summer, a black dress will only keep you hot. Women need something that is cool, but will help you stand out at the same time. We like the Cold Shoulder Belted Dress from Ann Taylor, $149.  This perfect-for-any-event dress is a dazzling blue color that looks good on anyone. The hemline stops at mid-calf, making it perfect for more dressy or casual occasions, and a belt that ties around the waist gives you the perfect hourglass figure. Also, the low cut neckline and cut out shoulders are flirty and fun, which will make you want to pick this dress for every date!

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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