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So, What Do I Wear
on Date Night These Days?

You’re hunkering down with your other half. Or strength-testing a new relationship by moving in together. Or if you’re a free agent, you may be swiping—liberally—to pass the time. Whatever your current situation, a date night may well be in the not-so-distant future. And it’s going to require a little more creativity than usual. We’ve rounded up five cute ideas for the inevitable “What should we do?” discussion, plus what to wear for each.

DINNER UNDER THE STARS

A simple change of scenery—like eating anywhere but at the table-turned-WFH-setup—is the easiest way to dial up the romance when domestic doldrums set in. A playful polka-dot set, gleamy gold jewelry, and a swipe of red lipstick help, too.

EVENING WALK

The best thing about a leisurely stroll timed perfectly to golden hour—whether it’s with #Hingebae or your life partner—is that it doesn’t require performance fabrics. Quite the opposite. Some pointers: Bring a cardigan to drape around your shoulders and a small purse with a stash of extra masks (in case your date forgot theirs).

BEACH HANG

A string bikini is the LBD of summertime: It’s timeless, it’s sexy, and it doesn’t look like it’s trying too hard. Keep the rest of the look practical with SPF, a wrap dress that doubles as a cover-up, and a tote that’s big enough for a few hard seltzers.

PARK PICNIC

Step 1: Pack a Provençal-inspired spread—more on that here. Step 2: Slip on a dress that prophesies blue skies, a couple of light-catching extras (gilded charm bracelet, dewy highlighter), and slides you can kick off in the grass.

DRIVE-IN MOVIE

Grease. Jurassic Park. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Whatever your local drive-in is screening, just make sure to bring a cozy blanket to cuddle up under and a bag full of concessions (salty, chocolaty, go nuts).

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