9 Cool & Casual Date Night Outfits for Every Scenario (2021)

 

 

Date Night Outfit Ideas

Awkward small talk…

Endless swiping and pen-pal texting..

Guys who think 5’7″ and 5’11” are the same thing…

There’s a lot to dislike about the dating process – but getting dressed for them shouldn’t be part of the stress!

Whether it’s a first date or the last date you’ll ever go on, here are some cool and casual date night outfit ideas to help you get ready!

 

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Casual Date Night Outfits

Dating can be a weird, complicated process where you’re constantly second guessing yourself, wondering if you’re reading the situation wrong.

But, choosing what to wear is always fun (at least I like to think so)!

Here are some easy date night outfits to look and feel your best, without trying too hard.

 

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Date Night Outfits (2021)

 

For Drinks at a Wine Bar

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Heading to a cozy wine bar to chat over a glass of red and some bar snacks?

Then try this easy but sophisticated look with a simple ribbed tank (or sleek tank bodysuit) and some wide leg trousers (and maybe opt for a glass of white instead!)

Keep the accessories minimal – just a tiny shoulder bag, gold jewelry and some strappy sandals – and keep the focus on the conversation!

 

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For A Brunch Date

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Brunch dates are fun, casual and a great way to try out that new restaurant you’ve been eyeing. 

Keep your look simple, colorful and effortless with a puff sleeve square neck top and high waisted loose jeans.

Colorful accessories like these chunky resin rings and mini bucket bags are in right now and a great way to add interest to your outfit!

And in the off chance the date goes really well, make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes like these chunky flip flops so you can walk and continue to chat afterwards!

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Romantic Tops + Wide Leg Jeans

 

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For A Romantic Dinner Date

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Have an upcoming dinner date?

Then consider this cool and sexy, but still elegant outfit idea. Pair a pretty bodysuit with straight leg jeans and throw on an oversized blazer for the perfect balance of androgynous and feminine. 

Add on simple accessories like tiny hoop earrings and a simple satin top handle bag.

Or, go with a neon clutch bag for a pop of color!

 

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For A Coffee Date

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I always like to match my look to the occasion.

So for something quick and fast, like a daytime coffee date, dress accordingly! 

Put on your favorite everyday t-shirt and your most comfortable denim shorts. Throw on a colorful oversized blazer and chunky sneakers, like the ever-so-popular New Balance dad shoes, and you look cute but comfy!

Add a small shoulder bag to carry the essentials and you can go from coffee date to brunch to errands, without having to change!

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T-Shirts + Denim Shorts + Dad Sneakers

 

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For A Museum Date

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Going on a classy date to soak in some culture?

Try a casual twist on a sophisticated look by pairing a polo day dress with platform sneakers. Throw on oversized sunglasses, some gold jewelry and a cute shoulder bag and you look so stylish!

But importantly – you’ll be comfortable enough to walk through the entire exhibit.

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Mini Dresses + White Sneakers

 

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For Mini Golf

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Activity dates are always fun.

Whether you’re going bowling, mini golfing, axe throwing.. anything that gets you moving and in a competitive spirit is a good time!

So make sure your outfit is easy, breezy and accident proof! 

Try a cute matching set or one piece romper – they always look put together. This one from Free People is a nice option!

Throw on some high top sneakers, a roomy tote bag and an oversized jacket just in case one round turns into five!

 

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For A Walk Or Hike

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If you’re outdoorsy and love getting to know someone in the fresh air, then here’s a casual date outfit suggestion.

Pair a sports bra with matching leggings to look extra cute. Throw on some retro yellow tinted sunglasses, your comfiest pair of white sneakers and a simple hat. Don’t forget a cozy fleece in case it gets chilly!

Whether it’s a stroll in the park or a multi mile hike, you’ll feel and look great!

 

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For Drinks at a Cocktail Lounge

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Heading to a hidden speakeasy or fun cocktail lounge?

Try this subtly glamorous date night outfit. 

Pair an oversized tailored vest (or sleeveless knit version) with a silky slip skirt. The balance in proportions and textures keep the look sexy without trying too hard.

Add on some simple gold jewelry, a dumpling clutch to fit all your essentials and some low heeled sandals!

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Slip Skirts + Tank / Sleeveless Knit

 

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For Happy Hour Beers

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Happy Hour dates are always a good time!

The food is fantastic (burgers, beers, tapas), the atmosphere is relaxed.. and if the date isn’t living up to your expectations, you can bow out quickly once happy hour pricing ends!

So for a laidback date, try a funky, nonchalant look like this:

Pair a halter neck top (this funky stripe option is cute) with some looser mom jeans, like this super popular criss-cross pair.

Add your favorite embellished bag, flat form sandals and an oversized jacket in case you hit it off enough to progress on to dinner!

 

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