You’re not alone if your first thought when tasked with picking an outfit for a first date is to panic. First, don’t (when there’s a will, there’s a way), but especially if you and your new prospect have a more relaxed meeting lined up, such as a coffee date, you probably already have more than a few tricks up your sleeve to creating a casual but cute outfit that will fit the bill. And if you don’t, we do.
Just as the first date is a means of easing into a something new with someone new, a coffee date doesn’t typically require getting glammed up to the nines (unless you want to!), and you can instead ease in with a more casual date outfit. Think the same kind of ensemble you may put together to meet a friend at brunch or for a solo date at a museum. For example, jeans with a standout top or a daytime dress made comfortable with flat shoes (you get the vibe).
To get your gears turning, we found 13 potential winner looks that are all guaranteed to start your date off on the right note. Fingers crossed all pans out well, and perhaps you’ll be returning for a bit of dinner-date outfit inspiration next.