By Audrey Danser
Date 3: The Dinner Date
For the Ladies: Pinks and reds are overrated—it’s a guarantee that you’ll always be a bombshell in black, especially when your style involves leather. Black skinny jeans and a leather bomber jacket are a classic date combo that will be a sure success. There’s no reason or rule that says you have to wear a dress to a dinner date, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Honestly ladies, let’s be practical here; it’s the middle of winter and no date is worth freezing your ass off for in a tiny cocktail dress.
With the two staple articles in place, we softened our model’s look using layers and lighter colors for visual relief, keeping to a similar color palate in these accent pieces. Throw on a pair of fabulous heels and some subtle jewelry to add your finishing, personal touch.
For the Guys: Guys have it so much easier than us ladies when it comes to date outfits. Regardless of this fact though, the Dinner Date requires a little more forethought than any of the previous dates we’ve posted this week. A button down is a guaranteed pick for any restaurant atmosphere and will nicely complement any outfit your date wears, dressy or casual. Feel free to sport a fun pattern or color, such as the festive maroon shirt with subtle polka dots our model is wearing. Relax your look by rolling up your cuffs (bonus if there’s a fun pattern underneath!) and unbuttoning a button or two in front. Pair your look with dark wash denim and nice shoes. If you’re feeling adventurous, try some fun socks too—maybe even ones with a cute heart pattern.
If you haven’t made reservations already, check out Port Fonda for flavorful Mexican fare— plus, what an Instagram-able atmosphere! As an alternative to the many tasty food spots in Lawrence, consider making your date a romantic meal at home. Light some candles, make some pasta, and see where the night takes you.
Styled By Maddie Farber and Hannah Pierangelo
Modeled By Maddie Farber and Quinn Kastner
Photography by Hannah Pierangelo