These Date-Night Outfits Are Perfect for Summer

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We've touched on this subject before, but dressing for a date is deceptively complicated. The pressure of wanting to really wow with your outfit, the often unknown factor of where you're going or what you'll be doing, and the sheer stress of simply going on a date could all cloud your overall ability to make decisions. Throw in the additional element of sticky summer heat and you're really in for a problem.You know you've been there at least once or twice.

Well, before you decide to cancel last-minute, we took one for the team and put together an array of dazzling outfits that beat the heat but are next-level stylish, too. That's right—we're crossing two headaches off your list when it comes to summer date-night outfits. Whether you're into fancy dresses, casual jeans, or skirts, we've got something for you. Keep scrolling through to see all of the looks as well as the pieces to try for your next summer rendezvous.

Breezy shorts sets have exploded this summer, so why not incorporate one into your fancy night-out repertoire? To make it feel elevated, pair it with sophisticated jewellery and minimal sandals.

Shop the look:

Bondi Born Linen Shirt (£395)

Bondi Born Bikini Top (£120)

Bondi Born Born Millicent Linen Shorts (£300)

Laura Lombardi Cable Gold-Plated Necklace (£140)

& Other Stories Strappy Leather Heeled Sandal (£85)

Seersucker dresses like these are a summer MVP. They are also shockingly lightweight and versatile—two qualities you'll definitely want your summer dresses to possess.

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Ganni Ruffled Smocked Checked Organic Cotton-Blend Seersucker Midi Dress (£215)

Faithfull the Brand + Net Sustain Camden Smocked Cotton-Terry Midi Dress (£189)

Staud Ida Smocked Cotton Midi Dress (£264)

Zara Tied Flat Leather Sandals (£56)

Who What Wear Harper Across body bag (£70)

This sort of outfit feels ideal for a low-key date night where comfort is of utmost importance and where you don't want to spend hours in towering heels or a complicated dress. It also includes two of the season's biggest trends: crochet and halter tops.

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Fitted Halter Knit Top (£35)

Mango Halter Neck Crochet Top (£13)

Asyou '90s Dad Jean in Washed Light Blue (£25)

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Quilted Leather Mules (£1225)

Mango Oval Handbag (£10)

Chances are you already own both a simple silk skirt and a fancy crop top (or bikini top!), so here's a relatively easy outfit you can whip up in seconds. Satin silk is probably one of the breeziest materials to wear when it's hot, so your internal temperature will thank you.

Shop the look:

Alexander McQueen Duchesse-Silk Bralette (£990)

H&M Cropped Wrapover Top (£10)

Isabel Marant Silver-Tone Crystal Earrings (£395)

Arket Washed Satin Skirt (£59)

Joseph Isaak Silk-Satin Midi Skirt (£295)

& Other Stories Block Heel Strappy Leather Sandals (£85)

Here's another lesson in how to throw together staple pieces in order to create something new. Cute sandals and a polished bag help amplify the shorts and crop top for a stylish warm-weather date-night look.

Shop the look:

The Frankie Shop Idun Shirt (£84)

H&M Jersey Crop Top (£2)

H&M Denim Bermuda Shorts (£25)

Gucci Ophidia GG Mini Bag (£660)

Gia Couture Rosie 2 Strappy Sandals (£482)

We've probably all collected more midriff-tie tops than we'd like to admit, so here's a cool chance to make use of them in a way that's unexpected. Style it with a pair of tailored pedal pushers and heels, and you have a pretty amazing look that feels completely unique.

Shop the look:

AsYou Crop T-Shirt (£8)

ASOS Luxe Ultimate Pedal Pusher Shorts (£11)

Bottega Veneta Studded Leather Sandals (£655)

Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2021 fashion trends to know.

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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