Date Night Outfit

I'm sure you know the feeling...it's date night and you're turning your closet inside out to find the perfect outfit to wear. It's the type of pressure that can turn what's supposed to be a very enjoyable night very stressful. 

This happens to me every single time my boyfriend and I plan on going out to dinner together. Even though I have millions of beautiful tops hanging in my closet I could wear for some reason none of them look good on me that particular evening.

That's why I usually like to buy a new top when we decide to go out. I know what you're thinking...that can end up being very expensive...but I'm here to tell you it doesn't have to be! 

I've found the best place to buy something new for one night is Forever 21. Not only can you find something super cute, but you don't have to max out your credit card to look good. 

I recently found myself in this situation for my birthday dinner. So I ventured over to Forever 21 and purchased this beautiful sheer polka dot top for only $13. Crazy right?! Lucky for me I only needed to purchase the top because I already had the accessories to pair with it. 

As you can see from my outfit it’s very simple, yet very chic. That’s the key to a good date night look - don’t go overboard with patterns and accessories. The more simple a look the more expensive it can look.

I paired this polka dot tank top with a pair of black skinny jeans from Express, strappy heeled sandals from Steve Madden, and a crossbody bag from Marc Jacobs (all of which I previously owned). I wanted to keep my jewelry very minimal for this look so the pattern of my top would stand out. I wore simple stud earrings, a rose gold watch from Marc Jacobs, a rose gold bracelet from Monica Vinader, and round metal sunglasses from Forever 21 to match the polka dots on my top.

Putting an outfit like this together for date night isn’t that hard. You don’t even have to spend any money to purchase something new. Just think simple and chic. If you find yourself getting flustered walk away for 10 minutes and then come back to your closet. Remember, you can never go wrong with a pair of black pants. So I’d start there and then pick out your top and then the shoes and accessories should be the last things you pick. 

What’s your favorite date night look? Send me a note and share your ideas! 

xo, B