What to Wear on Your Next Summer Date

Sizzling Summer Date Outfits

Dating is fun, but finding new and exciting date night outfits can be challenging. How casual should you be? How formal? Can you dress to impress while still being comfortable? And how do you stay cool, calm, and collected in the summer when it’s scorching outside? Don’t worry! Dressing for the sunny season is fun, with bright colors, bold patterns, and breezy dresses. Whether you’re headed to a concert or dinner and dancing, there is a comfortable, stylish option for every date or occasion.

Picnic Perfection

Picnic dates at the park are popular, especially in the summer. Since you’ll likely be outside in the hot sun, a simple tank and dress shorts are all you need. Or switch it up and wear a smocked crop top with denim shorts. As far as shoes go, many parks have walking paths or trails, so slip into some practical footwear, like trendy sneakers or sandals, you can comfortably walk in. Grab a cute tote or wristlet and sunglasses you’re good to go!

Game On

Ask many guys, and they’ll say a perfect first date involves a sporting event. Remember that it will likely be hot if you’re headed to a baseball game. If you don’t have a team jersey or graphic tee to show your support, go with a solid dress top and shorts. You can also opt for a casual summer dress or romper. Jeans or linen pants with a cute top will also work if you prefer to wear pants. Bring a clear bag for easy check-in, toss on a baseball cap, and have a ball.

Coffee Date

Coffee shops make excellent date spots. The best part about meeting at a coffee shop is just about anything goes. While many coffee dates are considered casual, you can dress up for the occasion however you see fit, whether with a floral dress or linen wide-leg pants with a cute top. Try not to overdo it on the accessories. Slip on some sandals and simple, elegant jewelry, and get your caffeine fix while you chat in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere.

Dinner and Drinks

Dinner, drinks, and dancing are the best in summer because cute dresses are in season! Whether you prefer midi, mini, or maxi dresses, anything goes during the warmer months. You also get lots of leeway on colors, as you can wear white, florals, prints, rust dresses, or more. Don’t be afraid to try new styles either. The next time you’re headed out for an evening of dancing, dare to wear something dramatic like a mini dress with cutouts or a sophisticated little black dress.

Festival Fun

Summer is full of festivities from farmer’s markets, local fairs, to major music festivals. Whether you’re headed to the state fair, a country music concert, or an art show at the park, wear something cool and comfortable. Consider a romper or a smocked jumpsuit with espadrille sandals when you want to keep things casual but chic. And don’t forget to complete your outfit with a cute hat! A wide-brim hat instantly elevates any outfit, even denim shorts, and a graphic tee, while keeping the pesky sun out of your face.