A late-night stroll on a hot summer’s eve. A day spent lounging at the beach under the warm sun. A three course, Italian dinner for two…al fresco. Summertime may just be the most romantic time of year when it comes to dating. Not only are there so many fun, outdoor activities to choose from, but you get to wear your favorite dresses and sandals! We all love an excuse to dress up, right? But planning…not so much. That’s why we’ve done all the work for you! We’ve compiled a list of five different date suggestions, good for a first, or hundred and first, date. Take a look at these five summer date ideas below and check out the outfits we recommend for each one! We’re sure you’ll find something on this list that’s right for you and your boo.
Spend a daytime date basking in the sun, listening to the waves crash onto the shore. Our darling Eyelet Cover-Up is perfect over a swimsuit, and it offers full coverage should you end up at a beachside restaurant. Add some straw accessories for a full beachy vibe, and don’t forget to apply SPF!
Date Tip: Use a bronze tinted sunscreen for an irresistible glisten.
Whether you’re hitting up an outdoor screening or setting up your very own backyard theater, an open-air movie night is a wonderfully romantic date idea. Our Cinch Skinny jeans offer just the right amount of stretch to sit comfortably on a blanket, and the Expedition Jacket will keep you warm as the night cools down. Throw in some old school charm with a pair of Adidas Samba sneakers. Get yourself a picnic backrest for optimal comfort—you’ll thank us later. Now, all that’s left is picking the movie…
Date Tip: Write down both of your movie choices on small slips of paper and draw one from a bag for a fun way to make the choice together!
Just wait until he sees you looking pretty in the mysterious, midnight black of the Downtown Jumpsuit. Finish off the look with sparkly accessories that match the night sky! Try this look with a rich, dark lipstick and we guarantee your lips will become irresistible!
Date tip: After dinner, try a late night gelato stroll. You’ll get to stargaze and hold hands…what could be better?
Couples that putt together, stay together! Enjoy a little game or two of mini-golf. For a winning game of mini-golf, try this white outfit that’ll keep you on your A game. Dad sneakers are making a stylish comeback, and they’re cuter than ever—take our word for it!
Date Tip: This is the perfect date idea if you’re still in the early stages of getting to know someone. You’ll have an activity to keep you focused, and maybe they’ll even help you with your form…
Nothing beats the charm of a local farmer’s market. Flowers, honey, and apples galore! Wear the comfy, stretchy Launch Dress with flat gladiators for all-day comfort. Bring along a cardigan for a drop of color and in case of a chill. Don’t forget a chic baseball cap and sunscreen.
Date Tip: Pack a blanket, purchase all your picnic ingredients at the market, and head to a nearby park to enjoy a locally sourced lunch together!
We’ve picked the activities and styled the outfits…now, all you need is love! We hope this list has inspired you to put aside some time for romance, whether it be with the love of your life or just a first date. Do you have another summer date idea we didn’t include? Share it in the comments below—you can never have too many. Here’s to summer lovin’!