5 Date Night Outfits
The Maxi Dress
LC Lauren Conrad Dress
Even though this polyester-chiffon dress is floor-length, it’s casual enough for dinner and drinks. And it’s easier to pull on than a skirt and a top. (No coordination required.)
To buy: $54, kohls.com.
Lydell NYC Bracelet
A fanciful Art Deco look: glistening onyx stones centered in gold-tone octagons.
To buy: $32, lydellnyc.com.
Jason Wu for Target Clutch
This oversize envelope bag covered in black lace has an expandable bottom, which means you can take it with you.
To buy: $30, target.com.
The Easy Sweater and Skirt
Versatile statement pieces in mixed metal can be paired with gold or silver, dressed up or down.
To buy: $78, raffinenyc.com.
Old Navy Top
Drapey dolman sleeves give a basic cotton sweater a little attitude.
To buy: $28, oldnavy.com.
Kenneth Jay Lane Ring
Bold but not flashy: a clear rhinestone surrounded by a mosaic of pink enamel.
To buy: $99, 877-953-5264.
Sure, this patent-leather charmer is delicate. But don’t underestimate its mighty power to tie together a monochromatic look.
To buy: $65, 800-466-6667.
IsaacMizrahiLive! for QVC Skirt
A knee-length pencil skirt in ivory lace doesn’t have to be reserved for super-fancy occasions. Just top it with a knit for laid-back polish.
To buy: $58.50, qvc.com.
The Floral Dress
Ovals of hammered gold vermeil are big and eye-catching—but lightweight, too.
To buy: $38, kevia.biz.
Simply Vera Vera Wang Dress
What’s better than a dozen roses? This pretty rayon-blend floral dress with irresistible puff sleeves and a knockout (yet forgiving) cut.
To buy: $51, kohls.com.
Ann Taylor Belt
An embossed-leather belt gives a sweet look a bit more edge.
To buy: $38, 800-342-5266.
C. Wonder Bangles
This funky bunch instantly makes whatever you wear look more artsy and eclectic. (Green resin by designer Elva Fields, navy enamel with polka dots, and gold-tone set all sold separately.)
To buy: $38 to $48, 855-896-6337 for stores.
The Romantic Dress
Colour Me Necklace
This Champagne sparkler fits a ginger-ale budget—and adds a little fizz to solid dresses and tops.
To buy: $24, colourme.com.
Ruffled and hitting just above the knee, this long-sleeve rayon dress can go from a morning conference to an evening tête-à-tête.
To buy: $50, 213-765-5333.
The Quietly Sexy Jeans
Roberta Chiarella Earrings
Bohemian drops of colorful resin have undeniable chemistry with any partner, whether it’s a casual tunic or a dressy sheath.
To buy: $40, robertachiarella.com.
A polyester-satin peasant blouse plus flirty trim is a match made in heaven: gorgeous luxe details in a flowy, comfortable silhouette.
To buy: $58, 800-345-5273.
A|X Armani Exchange Jeans
Denim seems classier in a deep eggplant wash, especially when it has sleek zippered ankles.
To buy: $98, 800-717-2929.