Wondering what to wear for a casual date outfit with your fave couples this weekend? Or, how about that casual party next week for your brother-in-law’s birthday?
I’m going to show you how to easily style an outfit that will make you look fabulous for your next informal event. It will include some of the latest trends, but won’t make you look too “trendy”!
Casual Date Outfit
I wore this outfit to a friend’s birthday dinner and received so many compliments! It incorporates several current trends – embroidery, statement sleeves, statement earrings, and the frayed hem trend.
You can put an outfit like this one together in six easy steps:
1. Frayed Hem Pants
Because these pants are so slimming, they are very flattering. And, they come in several cute colors. They are a tad dressier than jeans, I think. Therefore, they can easily transition from an informal office environment to a casual party.
This shade of blue is so vibrant! But, they still have a little bit of that “blue jeans” feel. The bottoms are finished with a frayed hem.
The hems are a bit more conservative than other frayed hem jeans and pants I’ve seen. Therefore, this makes them look a bit more “polished”.
If you haven’t already, you really need to give these pants a try. They’re the perfect way to incorporate the frayed hem trend into your wardrobe!
2. Statement Sleeve Top
I just love how this white top makes the color of the pants “pop”!
I found this top at a local boutique, Little Miss Muffin. It is a high-low top, so it’s ideal to wear with leggings or skinny jeans.
The fabric is a gauzy, white material that is perfect for Summer. It has split sleeves and cutout details at the neckline.
A statement top is a great idea for a casual date outfit. You could wear an off-the-shoulder style, a top with cutouts, or one with split sleeves like mine.
This top is by the brand Elan. (Similar)
3. Statement Earrings
These chandelier statement earrings (similar) are one of my favorites. I’ve had them for years!
The color is just so pretty and striking! As a result, Turquoise looks amazing in contrast with a white top. You just can’t go wrong with Turquoise jewelry in the Spring and Summer!
4. Investment Handbag
This Gucci canvas hobo bag (similar) has been in my closet for a long time. Because it’s just the right size, I never get tired of carrying it. Furthermore, it coordinates with almost anything!
Don’t you love complementing moderately-priced clothing with high-end accessories? An investment handbag, shoes, or fine jewelry will elevate the look of any outfit!
5. Embroidered Platform Sandals
When I saw these sandals at Steve Madden I did not hesitate for an instant! What better way to incorporate the embroidery trend than to accessorize with a pair of cool platform sandals?
The colors of the embroidery are gorgeous, and these shoes have a nice thick platform but a modest heel. As a result, the pitch is low. Low pitch = comfort!
This sandal does a fantastic job of adding lots of color while being incredibly neutral. Therefore, these will coordinate perfectly with jeans, as well as khaki or white skirts or pants. And, they are so comfortable!
They also come in black, with the same embroidered colors. So, they would be fabulous with a black skirt or pants.
Because they will go with so many outfits, I can’t wait to wear these cuties all Summer!
I usually go pretty light on additional jewelry if I am wearing a statement necklace or statement earrings. However, in this case I thought the brown tones of this ring balanced the outfit nicely.
Try This Casual Party Look
I loved wearing this outfit to the birthday party celebration. It was comfortable, fun to wear, and incorporated a few of the latest trends. And all the compliments didn’t hurt, either! 😉
You really should try this look soon! Definitely try it for the next casual party on your calendar. Furthermore, try it the next time you’re stumped trying to dream up something for a casual date outfit!
It’s the perfect outfit for wearing some of the latest trends. But, because the styles aren’t over the top, it doesn’t come off as too “trendy”!
6 Easy Steps to a Casual Date Outfit
- Start with skinny jeans or pants that have visual interest like moto styling or frayed hem details
- Add a hi-low top with statement details like off-the-shoulder styling, cutouts or split sleeves
- Accessorize with statement earrings that will draw attention to your face
- Carry an investment handbag to elevate the look
- Wear fab platform shoes that add a pop of color and interest
- Select additional jewelry to complement the outfit, as needed
So, what do you think? Will you put together something similar for your next casual date night or party? I’d love to see what you wear!