What to Wear for a Casual Date Night (PHOTOS)

what to wear date nightIf you and your significant other are heading out for a casual date night, you probably want to keep things simple. You've hired a sitter for the night, and spending time together is the main focus. Putting on fancy clothes isn't what's on your mind, so here's the perfect outfit to wear that's simple, easy, and comfortable.

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I've pulled together two similar looks -- one that stays within your budget and one that's splurgier. The pieces from both looks can be mixed and matched together to create your perfect outfit. The casual date-night outfit starts with a denim shift dress, because what could be easier! Instead of throwing on your favorite pair of jeans for this occasion, put on your denim dress. Add a pair of brown booties perfect for the fall season with a warm and cozy furry jacket. You'll definitely want to check out the furry moto jackets! If it's chilly where you are, add a pair of tights. To complete your look, a crossbody bag and cuff bracelet are your accessories for this chic date-night look.
 
Casual Date Night, Budget Friendly:
You're going to fall in love with the denim shift dress from ASOS! The sleeves reach down to the elbow, so it's perfect for the early fall season. An A-line shape means you can feel comfortable all night during dinner or a movie. The keyhole detail adds just a bit of sexiness and makes things super easy because you don't need any jewelry around your neck. The gray fuzzy jacket by BB Dakota is shaped like a moto jacket so it has some edge to its shape, but it feels like a fleece. Look stylish and feel super warm! The laid-back brown booties by Spring Step are your go-to shoes for every day. Rubber soles for comfort and details like ruching and buttons keep things interesting. An oxblood crossbody bag from Banana Republic adds a touch of fall color and the cuff bracelet by Bauble Bar is an easy-to-grab accessory that you can throw on as you're rushing out the door when the babysitter arrives. The finished look is chic, cozy, and comfortable.

what to wear casual date night

Shown above (clockwise): ASOS Denim Shift Dress with Keyhole in Indigo ($69, asos.com); BB Dakota Jenny Jacket ($106, bungalow63.com); Banana Republic Double Pouch Crossbody Bag in Oxblood ($150, bananarepublic.com); Spring Step Chives Booties in Camel ($139.99, zappos.com); Gold Ladder Cuff Bracelet ($32, baublebar.com). 

Casual Date Night, Splurge Worthy:
For our high-end look, we're starting with a studded denim dress from Marc by Marc Jacobs. The front pockets keep things looking casual, but this dress is anything but lazy! You can dress it up or keep it easy for our casual date-night look. The Northland Moto Jacket found at Anthropologie is edgy in design and warm in feel. You'll live in this jacket all season long! The wedge bootie by Via Spiga is a pull-on boot, so it's not fussy as you're heading out and saying bye to the little ones. Be sure to check out the gorgeous crossbody bag by Chloe -- it's a classic and it's gorgeous! An easy-to-wear cuff bracelet by Elizabeth and James is all the accessory you'll need for this simple, laid-back date-night look.

what to wear casual date night

Shown above (clockwise): Marc by Marc Jacobs Studded Denim Dress ($348, nordstrom.com); Elizabeth and James Cosmic Cuff Bracelet ($295, shopbop.com); Northland Moto Jacket ($138, anthropologie.com); Via Spiga Darina Wedge Booties ($295, bloomingdales.com); Chloe Marcie Mini Saddle Crossbody Bag ($795, neimanmarcus.com).

 
 

Images (clockwise) via nordstrom.com; neimanmarcus.com; anthropologie.com; bloomingdales.com; baublebar.com

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