7 Must-Have Accessories to Complete Your Date Night Look

by - Monday, June 24, 2019

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Whether you’re meeting a Tinder match for the first time or spending the evening with your main squeeze, wearing an outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks is a must. Sure, you want your date to love how you look, but if you aren’t comfortable, it’s going to show. It’s important to wear something you love! Once you’ve found the perfect outfit for the occasion—a flowy knit top paired with distressed denim, a classic little black dress or a full-length gown with a plunging neckline—it’s time to make the outfit your own. Dress up your simple, elegant look with fun monogrammed accessories that accent your style and personality. 

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Statement Earrings 

Whether they are simple studs or a chic pair of gold hoops, a pair of monogrammed earrings are an easy way to elevate your style and pull an outfit together. Pull your hair up off your shoulders and let the perfect pair frame your face and draw your date’s eye to the curve of your neck. The type of earrings you choose should depend on the overall style of your outfit. For a classic look, pearls and chandelier-style crystal earrings effortlessly add some sparkle. For the bold: try an artistic, asymmetrical hoop or some soft, playful feathers. 


Looking for a pop of color? While you don’t want to overwhelm your outfit with too many accessories, a carefully placed scarf can add vibrancy and personality to your look. Try tying a flirty floral silk tie scarf around your neck or wrap a skinny silk scarf around a low ponytail or braid.

girl wearing matching monogrammed earrings and necklace

Monogrammed Jewelry

Add a subtle personal touch to a perfectly curated outfit. A simple monogrammed pendant can add a delicate sparkle to your date night look, while a locket with your initials inscribed gives a romantic, intimate vibe to your little black dress. Combine monogrammed jewelry with your favorite date night outfit and accessories for a look that is uniquely you.

Small, Structured Handbag

While oversized bags are back in style, date night calls for something a little less bulky. Instead, reach for a small, structured clutch. Something just big enough to carry your wallet, your phone and whatever other essentials you might need throughout the night. Make sure to plan accordingly: If your date wants to take you mini-golfing, it might be best to bring a bag you can sling over your shoulder so you don’t have to set it down or ask someone to hold it.

It’s important to look for something structured, not slouchy. This will keep your outfit looking sleek and polished for date night. If you are feeling especially adventurous, geometric shapes and vintage-inspired styles are currently all the rage.

Patterned Pantyhose

Sheer black pantyhose are a date night staple and for good reason! But for those wanting to amp up their date night outfit, try on some patterned pantyhose instead. There are classic patterns, like fishnets, stripes, and polka dots, for those going for a chic, elegant look. For those looking for something a little more daring: florals, lace, and geometric patterns are only the beginning. Layer these pantyhose with your favorite dress, some monogrammed jewelry, and a coordinating handbag and your date night look is complete!

Lace Spandex Shorts

While spandex shorts are a practical accessory, that doesn’t mean they can’t be cute! On nights when you’re rocking the perfect dress, throw on a pair of lacy spandex shorts underneath. Wearing this base layer under a dress or a skirt will prevent you from worrying about exposing anything you’d rather not expose, while also looking cute if they happen to poke out from under the hem. Not only will they keep you covered and comfortable, but they can also prevent your thighs from chafing during a long walk on the beach. Win-win!

couple on dinner date

Your date night accessories should feel like you. If you don’t normally wear heels, don’t choose them for date night. While they might look great, you’ll feel awkward and uncomfortable, which your date might pick up on. Instead, focus on accessories that make you feel comfortable, stylish and—most importantly—you.

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