• Carla Arvie

My Top 5 Must-Haves for Date Night

Hey girl, I heard you were in need of some date night gear and created this post just for you! Today I'm sharing my Top 5 Must-Haves for Date Night.

1. Fitted Jeans

I said it in my 5 Daily Basics post and I'll say it again here, it's all about having great jeans. Fitted jeans are my must-have for casual date nights such as movie showings, bar hangouts, and active night outings like bowling. I recommend you get a pair of high rise, dark washed denim. Dark denim looks more dressed up and high waist denim not only flatters curves but emphasizes them in the best way!

Recommended Stores: Nordstrom, H&M,& Abercrombie

Costs: Moderate to Expensive


I'm wearing a high waist STS Blue mom jean (one of my favorite brands to shop in Nordstrom) and grabbed this pair at a steal for $30.

See other ways I've styled my dark wash jeans in my Fab Under $100 and 3 Easy Minimal Looks posts.

2. LBD

She's easy, sassy, necessary for date night, and goes by the name of the Little Black Dress.

This is an item that I encourage you to make your own as much as possible because it's such a versatile option for date night. Throw on some fun tassel earrings and pair with your favorite heels or wear with a leather jacket and booties for cooler weather.

Recommended Stores: ASOS, Express, Nordstrom, Lulu's, & Zara

Costs: Inexpensive to Moderate


My super funky LBD that is shown here is from ASOS and was priced at $25.

3. Lace Cami

You need a lace camisole because you'll wear it over and over again. You absolutely must have a black and white one. Lace camis scream sexy without overdoing it because they look like sophisticated lingerie but also create a polished look. This item is great for date night and is easily paired with fitted jeans, wide leg pants, or a mini/pencil/slip skirt.

Recommended Stores: Zara, Express, H&M, American Eagle, & Thrift Shops

Costs: Inexpensive


I found my cami in the lingerie section of Denton Thrift for $2. Ladies, always check out the lingerie section of thrift shops for great finds like this!

4. Strappy Black Heels

Next comes the question, "What shoes do I wear with my outfit"? Black strappy shoes are the answer my friend! When starting out with date night essentials, I find that this item is an absolute must-have because it's a subtle way to show skin and elevate your overall look. These heels go great with skirts, dresses, and cropped jeans or pants.

Recommended Stores: Zara, Target, ASOS, & DSW Shoes

Costs: Inexpensive to Moderate


I'm wearing Worthington block heels by JCPenny and they were $20.

5. Black Crossbody Bag

This is the type of handbag you can easily take from day to night. This must-have item is versatile with any date night outfit as it can convert from handbag to clutch and has just enough space for your lipstick and wallet. I recommend a black bag for an effortlessly sleek look and to allow easier pairing with most of the items you already own.

Recommended Stores: Marhall's, T.J. Maxx, Target, and Thrift Shops

Costs: Inexpensive


My handbag was thrifted from Thirft Giant for $3.

That's all for today's post!

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