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3 Stylish summer date outfits to step out in

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Summer date night style

Summer dates are so much fun to get ready for. No unflattering cold weather layers necessary and instead of bulky boots, you get to show off your pedi in a pair of sexy sandals. To help you get ready for your next hot weather date, we put together some ultra-cute outfits you’ll love.

Day at the beach

Your beach date outfit should be stylish yet comfortable. You want to look good but not like you’re trying too hard. Check out our beach day date outfit picks.

Day at the beach

Dress

The maxi is back this summer and we happen to love the laid back look created by these floor-skimming styles. Maxis are made for the beach and we suggest trying this parrot-print one-shoulder dress on for size (dorothyperkins.com, $27).

Sandals

Flat footwear is a must for the beach since a day in the sand is all about comfort. But you don’t have to give up on good taste. Just find something simple yet chic like this pair of pretty patent beach-worthy sandals (bloomindales.com, $65).

Beach bag

Leave your more structured bag at home and opt instead for something more casual. We like this straw beach bag with rope handles (lespommettes.com, $110). The roomy tote is perfect for carrying anything you need for the beach, from swimwear to towels.

Sunset cocktails

There’s nothing more romantic than watching the sun go down while sipping a colorful summer cocktail. This scenario calls for something elegant yet effortless and we have just the outfit in mind.

Sunset cocktails

Dress

Look pretty in plum in this elegant strapless silk chiffon dress (vincecamuto.com, $80). We love the side boning at the bust, flattering empire waist and eye-catching asymmetrical handkerchief hem skirt.

Statement necklace

Pair your pretty frock with some get-noticed neck wear. Because the dress is strapless, you have some room to go big. We love this colorful beaded necklace featuring oversize resin baubles and crystal-flecked rounds (anthropologie.com, $48).

Sandals

Add some height to your look with this pair of sexy '70s-inspired platform sandals with a cork heel and nude suede straps (topshop.com, $116).

Summer concert

Live music abounds in the summer, from impromptu concerts in the park to full-day festivals. We're here to make sure you look fabulous on any musically-minded date.

Summer concert

Denim shorts

The summer music scene is all about comfort so we say go casual. Don a pair of comfy yet flattering denim shorts like this slouchy faded pair (jcrew.com, $80).

Espadrilles

While a large heel isn’t practical for a night of music, you can get away with a lower wedge if you want to add some height. We like this cute pair of strappy espadrilles in gray, but they also come in black and blue (bananarepublic.com, $79).

Slouchy tee

A slouchy, cropped T-shirt goes great with denim shorts and a pair of wedge heels. We’re partial to this gray one with a scoop neck and front pocket (lespommettes.com, $90). It’s also slightly cropped, which is right on trend for summer.

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