Love is in the air, especially during the Summer where hanging outside is a luxury. Finding something to wear for a date can become a daunting task, which can turn you off to the date altogether. On this edition of What Would Sara Wear: Date Edition, where I go over some date-night scenarios and justify how I marry function and fashion. Besides, who wants to leave the house if you don’t look good and feel good.
Summer Carnival Look
Candy apples, cotton candy, fried dough, oh my! What to wear when attending a Summer carnival? Sneakers are a must, as many rides require covered shoes or they’re forced to take them off. Instead of having to walk around barefoot, wear a cute pair of sneakers. These Adidas Women’s Stan Smith Sneakers are a perfect balance of cool and function. Pairing them with a super laid back cotton tank is essential. Summer nights aren’t always so comfortable, so opting for a lightweight tank can keep you nice and cool and avoid pesky sweat marks. Aritzia’s Community Muscle Tank is that super versatile tank that can be paired with leggings for an athleisure look or paired with jeans for a more elevated look. Picking a comfortable pair of jeans will tie the look together. Opting for something more casual, like this distressed Levi’s 724 High Rise Straight Crop Jeans are perfect. As a mid-stressed denim, they will keep their structure without sagging or bagging but enough stretch to keep you from feeling stiff. Picking a high-rise cut is super flattering and allows you to wear that crop top without feeling too revealing.
There is no better time to dine outside like the Summer. Dining outside near the water can be super romantic and intimate. Picking an outfit that is flirty, fun, and comfortable after a meal may seem impossible. An A-line cotton dress is flattering, comfortable and still looks amazing after a meal. This BP. Stripe Strappy Swing Dress is one of those “jack of all trade” pieces that can be worn day to night. Just be wary of any wind that you can encounter when being near a body of water. A chunky heeled sandal is a perfect shoe to pair for this outfit, with the comfort of a chunky heel to prevent wobbly ankles and the beautiful nude color to elongate your legs. Target’s house brand, A New Day, has the Ema High Block Heel Pumps in four colorways at a great price. To tie the outfit together is a great summer statement bag. Rattan bags are on-trend and can become the centerpiece of your outfit. MimicDesigns has a made-to-order crossbody basket bag that is completely customizable, down to the lining. These bags are crafted in Bali with incredible quality and support Balinese craftsman and craftswomen.
Live Music Venue
If you’re fortunate enough to be near any live music venues, catching a show is a great date night activity. Cities like Austin, Nashville, and New York have amazing intimate venues that are great to stop by after dinner. Picking a flirty tank can elevate the outfit, but isn’t too fussy. This Topshop Scallop Cami is a perfect tank with just a touch of detail. Tucking it into a pair of high rise jeans makes for a super understated casual cool-girl look. A vintage jean cut is the new skinny jean, with all the sex appeal around the hips and butt, with the comfort of a straight leg towards the bottom. Madewell’s Perfect Vintage Jean: Comfort Stretch Edition has all the vintage feels without all that vintage stiffness. 100% cotton high-rise cuts look amazing but can feel like the modern day corset. Denim has come a long way by focusing on looks without sacrificing feel. Pairing everything together with a heeled bootie can bring a rocker vibe and elevating the outfit to a night-time look. Everlane Heel Boot is a 2″ stacked heel that is perfect for a bit of height but doesn’t strike fear into your heart when you decide to walk around after dinner or stand at a venue for a couple hours.