The Perfect Date Night Outfit

With less than 24hrs to go until Valentines Day, its easy to get distracted by the flowers and cards and forget about the annual wardrobe stress.  If you're anything like us, your bedroom floor will look like a scene from Twister in the build up to leaving the house. [caption id="attachment_2284" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Date Issues... Date Night Issues...[/caption] Lets face it, there is enough to think about before a big date (your date iteself, what to talk about, where to go); so let us help with some outfit ideas. Whether you're planning a fun day out, a posh dinner date or just a chill out on the sofa...we have ideas for the lot! The Daytime Date This is a hard outfit to get right - it requires the perfect balance of understated romance, comfort and charm (whilst always trying to outwit the UK weather).  Try pairing a structured skirt (both midi and mini would work) with a relaxed tee or jumper.  We are loving pastel leather jackets for SS15 particularly in this cornflower blue.  Finish with a pair of pumps and a gorgeous clutch bag.  The Amber clutch is perfect for a day time date, adding a touch of glamour to the outfit. [caption id="attachment_2285" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 13.56.46 The Perfect Day Time Date Outfit - Skirt (River Island), Tee (Pieces), Jacket (Mint Velvet), Shoes (Michael Kors), Clutch (Vintage Styler)[/caption] The After Work Drinks As our lives get busier, it's inevitable that our outfits need to be able to take us from day-time to night-time whilst not comprising on  style.  Team your office shirt with a pair of high waisted or tailored trousers and a pair of killer heels to create a great silhouette.  Go for softer colours to create a more romantic style or if you want a real statement look try monochrome colours with a bold red lipstick. [caption id="attachment_2287" align="aligncenter" width="298"]Go from day to night - Shirt (Oui), Shoes (Guiseppe Zanotti), Bag (Vintage Styler), Earrings (Vintage Styler), Perfume (Vera Wang) Go from day to night - Shirt (Oui), Bag (Vintage Styler), Shoes (Guiseppe Zanotti), Earrings (Vintage Styler), Perfume (Vera Wang)[/caption] The 'Just Friends' Date Good food, good wine and great company - we would definitely opt for a date night with a friend. Go for a relaxed style with a hint of glamour with a pair of skinny jeans and a sequinned top.  Add a pop of colour with a statement clutch such as the Jemima Suede bag or through a pair of bold shoes.  We have gone for a stylish pair of flats but add heels for an instant way to smarten your look. [caption id="attachment_2289" align="aligncenter" width="289"]Dinner with friends - Jeans (Ted Baker), Top (Alice & Olivia), Shoes (Salvatore Feragamo), Bracelet (Vintage Styler), Clutch (Vintage Styler), Mascara (YSL) Dinner date with friends - Jeans (Ted Baker), Top (Alice & Olivia), Bracelet (Vintage Styler), Shoes (Salvatore Feragamo), Clutch (Vintage Styler), Mascara (YSL)[/caption] The Dinner Date Think candles, roses and a glass (or two) of bubbles.  The dinner date gives you a reason to go all out on your outfit and really dress up.  We are obsessing over metallics this season and love to combine different shades - particularly silvers and rose golds.  Go for a statement skirt with a delicate cami top and some gorgeous jewellery to create the perfect outfit.  For makeup we love bold eyes in smokey greys and silvers and if your feeling brave go for the lashes! [caption id="attachment_2291" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Mix Metallics for a dinner date - Skirt (Michael Kors), Top (River Island), Shoes (Casadei Barbarella), Jewellery (Vintage Styler), Bag (Vintage Styler) Mix Metallics for a dinner date - Skirt (Michael Kors), Top (River Island), Shoes (Casadei Barbarella), Jewellery (Vintage Styler), Bag (Vintage Styler)[/caption] The Sofa Date  We secretly think this could be our favourite type of date - a bottle of fizz, a good film, hair scrapped back and slippers on! Well, maybe not every weekend but the sofa date definately has a lot of positives. [caption id="attachment_2293" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Sofa Date - Slippers (H&M), Pyjamas (H&M), Ring (Vintage Styler)[/caption]

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