Ask Nami: How Do I Pick the Perfect Date Night Outfit? - By Iman Akilah



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Ask Nami: How Do I Pick the Perfect Date Night Outfit?

September 11, 2018 6 min read


Hey babes.  Welcome back to another February edition of Ask Nami, where we answer your most pressing fashion-related questions and give you the advice that you need to rock your look day in and day out.  From colors to styling, graphics to patterns, we’re here to make sure that you both feel and look your absolute best in anything and everything that you’re wearing. 


Today we’re answering your super important questions abouthow to figure outwhat to wear on date night.  So if you’ve got a hot night out coming up, don’t fret – get ready to get fashionable ASAP.  And happy shopping, babes! 



What to Consider – The Location 

First up on your list of things to totally consider when you’re planning the perfect date night outfit is where you’re headed for the evening.  Are you going out to a bar?  Heading over to your BF’s house for a night in?  Going to a demolition derby in the middle of the desert?  No matter where you’re headed, you always want to make sure that you’re dressed appropriately to suit the place.  After all, you want to feel comfortable and look utterly fabulous. 


Heading out for a fancy dinner and a night on the town?  Make sure to dress to the nines with the perfect head-turning gown, like our super sexyDouble Crossed Maxi Dress.  Dress it up with the perfect pair of nude heels (we’d recommend ourCarrson Block Heels) and grab a statement-making clutch bag, such as our stunningVera Clutch, and you’re totally set. 


Going to something a little more kicked back and relaxed?  Grab a pair of super sexy high-waisted distressed denim, such as ourLiquid Black Totally Distressed Denim Pants, and add a statement graphic tee, like ourPoppin’ Champagne Tee, for the perfect easygoing look.  Add some heeled ankle booties, like the super sexyRamona Black Boots, and you’re totally set for any adventure that your night brings. 


What to Consider – The Time of Day 

Another important thing to consider is definitely the time of day.  Heading out for brunch?  It might not be nearly as formal as a late night dinner and drinks rendezvous.  After you think about where you’re going, the time of day might just be the next most important thing. 


Meeting up for a cute breakfast rendezvous?  Slip on something super cute and easygoing, like our gorgeous Prints Charming Wide Leg Pants, and add a relaxed crop top that lets you show off your sexy abs (we’d totally recommend ourCream of the Crop Top).  Add some cute strappy platform sandals, like the sexyJulie Sandals, and you’ve got the perfect look. 


Going out for a late night bar hopping?  Add something a little more suited to the mood and atmosphere.  We’d totally recommend ourLace ‘Em and Leave ‘Em Mini Dress for the perfect little mini with an eye-catching color that will have heads turning everywhere you go.  Slip on some super comfortable heeled sandals, like the sexyCarrson Block Heels, and you’re ready for anything that your night brings.  


What to Consider – The Weather 

Just as important as the time of day, what the weather is like outside is totally something that should play into deciding what you should wear for your big night out.  If it’s super chilly outside, you don’t want to get stuck wearing shorts and a cami, right?  Always check the weather before you hit your wardrobe to figure out what you want to rock – trust us. 


Is the weather on the warmer side or are you heading out for a daytime adventure?  You definitely can work your options here.  If you feel like showing off your sexy legs, slip on a romper or playsuit, like our super cuteAll Play, No Work Playsuit, and add a pair of platform or heeled sandals (depending on where you’re headed) and you’ve got the recipe for the perfect look. 


Looking like it’s going to be super chilly outside?  Go for something that will keep you cozy without sacrificing your sense of style.  We’d recommend a full-length jumpsuit, like our totally fabulousWine and Line Wrap-Front Jumpsuit, and a super cute cozy jacket thrown on over (definitely go for theTrenched in Darkness Coat for a coordinating look).  Add some heeled ankle boots, such as our beautifulRamona Black Boots, and a super cute hat and scarf combo and you’re totally set. 


What to Consider – The Activities 

One of the most important things to consider when picking out your perfect date-night outfit totally is what you’re planning on doing.  Whether you’re heading out for a night at the bars with your group of friends, a romantic dinner at home alone,or hitting an underground concert venue, what you wear is going to make all of the difference.  After all, you definitely want to dress to impress as well as to fit the occasion perfectly. 


Going to a fancy dinner at a super ritzy restaurant?  Definitely make sure that you dress to the nines with the perfect gown.  We’d totally recommend our super sexyNavy Off the Shoulder Maxi to do the job thanks to its gorgeous shoulder-baring design and beautifully timeless color.  Add some statement crystal earrings, like ourDrop That Crystal Earring, and a coordinating statement necklace and you’ve got the perfect look. 


Going to a local dive bar for a secret concert from your new favorite band with that special someone?  Go for something a little more on the casual side.  Opt for some statement faded jeans, like our totally gorgeousTwo Tone Light Denim Dark Ankle Skinny Pants.   Add a totally gorgeous top that makes a subtle statement, like the super sexyEyelash Tee, and a pair of platform ankle boots (we’d definitely say go for theRamona Black Boots) and throw on your favorite moto jacket.  You’re totally ready for anything the night brings. 


What to Consider – The After Party 

Never forget – the first location that you’re headed may not be the last.  What started as a quick date to grab a bite could turn into drinks, dancing, and a whole lot more. The key to going from the date to whatever the after party brings? Versatility.  Picking the perfect outfit that can be layered or updated with a simple swap of accessories, shoes, or a cute coat is key.   


Eating a high-class dinner and then heading out for a stroll through the park?  Opt for a super sexy jumpsuit,we’d recommend ourfab Cut It Out Wrap Jumpsuit, that can easily be dressed up or down.  Throw on a super cute denim jacket, like our gorgeousTotal Layer Denim Coat, and add a sexy scarf, such as our super chicEyelash Popsicle Infinity Scarf in Blush and you’re ready for any type of weather. 


Having drinks at home before heading out to go dancing?  Slip on a cute mini dress, like our totally fabulousCherry Poppin’ Mini Wrap Dress, and add a pair of comfortable strappy heels, like our gorgeousCarrson Block Heels.  Not only will you look super cute while sharing a drink or two, but you’ll look absolutely amazing as you dance the night away, too. 


What to Consider – Your Body Type 

Definitely one of the most important considerations when you’re thinking of what to wear is your body type.  It’s definitely not the first thing you should consider, but if you truly want to dress to impress you should always be sure to add this to your list. If you’re in the mood to show off your figure, always opt for something that’s truly flattering and will have you feeling sexy and comfortable all night long. 


If you’re having trouble figuring out which piece is right for your body type, you can definitely rely on us to help you.  Hit us up via chat, email, or social media and we totally will help you find the perfect piece or wardrobe to help get you exactly where you want to be.  We’re here for you, GF! 


What to Consider – You 

Last but totally not least – don’t forget to consider yourself in what you’re deciding to wear.  Although you may feel like you need to doll yourself up or dress differently to impress your date or the people that you may be meeting along the way, always stay true to yourself.  Wear something that you feel comfortable in your own skin in.  Rock something that shows the world who you are and what you came here for.  Don’t be afraid to wear a statement piece or something a little more demure.  Whatever your sense of style, your body type, your personality – make sure that you do you.  End of story. 



Got any tips for us on how to choose the perfect outfit for an upcoming date?  Share your thoughts by leaving us a shout out in the comments below! 

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