HOW TO WEAR
It’s Date Night
It’s Date Night – What To Wear For Every Occasion
Dinner and a movie? Seeing your favourite band play? Whatever the night – or day – brings, get ready with MANNING CARTELL in style.
Before you start tearing your wardrobe apart and creating a fashionable tornado, take a deep breath. Dressing for date night doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether it's your first, fifteenth or fiftieth date, the secret to looking good is feeling good.
But looking your best isn’t just about choosing a stylish outfit, you want to be filled with confidence too. Think about the time and place as a starting point. For more casual catch ups, you can tone things down and echo your day-to–day style. If it's a special occasion, such as Valentine’s or a birthday, set the mood and take things up a notch.
How-to craft the perfect date night outfit
When it comes to dressing to impress for your next date, the occasion will dictate the best choice for your outfit. Drinks at your favourite bar call for a cute dress and a killer pair of heels. Heading to the movies? A luxe knit is crucial for the air conditioning. Or if you’re planning an activity for the date, such as a beach picnic, a game of mini golf or an art class, make sure you wear something comfortable.
Ultimately, dating is about spending quality time together and getting to know the other person. Bring your full self to the date and don’t be afraid to make your move.
Valentine’s Day, celebrating a promotion at work or just reminding them how much you care, some nights call for a little extra effort. Maybe you’ve booked your favourite restaurant or are planning a drink at a rooftop bar with city views; let your outfit mirror the mood. A trending knitted dress layered with a blazer make the perfect match.
Date ideas – and what to wear
Ok, first impressions last. But don’t get too in your head about dressing for a first date. If you’re filled with
butterflies, the best thing to do is choose an outfit that is going to make you feel comfortable in yourself. Not only will this give you more confidence, it’s also a great way to show your personality. Pops of colour or bold prints are sure to make your mark. Choosing a familiar venue is also a good idea to help calm your nerves.
If you’re looking for the best outfit to wear for a casual date night, like going to the movies or setting up the home theatre, a coordinating set is it. You’ll be sitting down, so think about fabrics that are comfortable and don’t crease too much. Elevated loungewear and luxe knits are a great choice if you’re having a night in on the couch.
What’s your drink of choice? A margarita sparks colour and flirty details. Dirty Martini? A little black dress that’s to die for. And for the wine lovers, choose refined pieces that showcase your style palate. Golden jewellery and a sleek pair of heels make the perfect finishing touch for alluring outfits.
Interactive dates, like mini golf, are a great way to have a bit of fun. And it doesn’t matter if you’re hitting hole in-ones or have never picked up a set of clubs before. When it comes to getting dressed, choose something you can move in. Also, make sure you think about your shoes. A knitted dress is a great way to feel pulled together but still cosy and comfortable. They also wear perfectly with a pair of white sneakers for a sporty finish.
If you’re heading to a gig, amp up the cool-girl factor by introducing different textures to your look. Patent
finishes and distressed denim level up classic skirts and pants. Meanwhile trending cargo silhouettes are a little more luxe in rich colours like chocolate brown and jewel-tone green. Add a blazer and a cropped tee to finish your look. And make sure you wear comfortable shoes so you can dance along in the crowd.
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