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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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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).
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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