February 13, 2015 - Easy Outfits, Style

Last Minute Date Night Outfits from Your Closet

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a date night?  Craig and I used to every year.  As a matter of fact, other than our anniversary, it was the only time we ever had a date night.  Now that the kids are older, it’s a lot easier for us to commit to regular date nights.  But Valentine’s Day is no longer on the list.  We usually just stay in and make chocolate fondue with the girls, watch a movie and chill out.  I’d much rather go the weekend before or after V-Day so we don’t have to deal with the crowds or fixed menus.

When we do have an impromptu date night, I often times find myself spinning around in my closet wondering what to wear.  Through the years, I’ve come up with a few tried and true date night outfit formulas so I always have a go-to.  Here are three of my favorites created from pieces that many of us already have in our closets.

Three Date Night Outfit Ideas from Your Closet

1.  Black Blouse + Dark Wash Skinny Jeans + Heels

A black shirt or blouse always feels a little dressy.  Add some chandelier earrings plus a clutch and a killer pair of heels for a simple yet sexy date night ensemble.


[Blouse:  H&M/Jeans:  AG/Clutch:  JCPenney/Shoes:  Zara/Earrings:  Similar]

2.  Pencil Skirt + Jewel Tone Blouse + Metallic Heels

If you saw this post, you know that I’m a lover of the pencil skirt.  It’s flirty and feminine.  Perfect for a dressier date night.  Add a pretty jewel toned blouse and some gold accessories to complete the look.


[Blouse:  Similar/Necklace:  River Island/Skirt:  Similar/Shoes:  Similar/Clutch: Similar]

3.  Romantic Blouse + Gray Jeans + Ankle Boots

There’s something about girly + tough that’s just right.  Pair up a feminine blouse with some gray or black jeans and ankle boots for a night out to remember.


[Blouse:  House of Fraser/Jeans:  7 for All Mankind/Purse:  Lulu’s/Boots:  Steve Madden/Earrings:  Nasty Gal]

It’s Your Turn:  What are some of your favorite go-to outfit combinations for a date night out?  Tell us in the comments.

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  • I like all three of these date night outfits Alison. I have items in my closet that will allow me to recreate 1 and 3. I think I love the pink and gray best – very romantic. We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a teen girl sleepover. We wouldnt have it any other way. Thanks for the introduction to this Etsy shop. I am a huge Etsy fan! I love those birthstone rings! Susan

    • Beautiful outfit choices Susan. Have a beautiful Valentine’s Day!

  • Paula Briones

    You make putting an outfit together look so easy! I so love the look of jeans with a dressy feminine blouse. I am so thankful I found you! Wearing accessories such as jewelry & scarves has really taken me out of my comfort zone but I am trying! Have a wonderful day!

    • You are too sweet Paula. Thank you. Have a great Valentine’s Day!

  • Such cute ideas!! I need a last minute suggestion. Happy Friday!

  • I love dressing up jeans with a fancy blouse, heels, and earrings! So easy!

    • They are just simply gorgeous Sheaffer! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  • Jean

    I prefer to dress soft and pretty, more romantic than sexy. I like your pink and grey, pretty soft colors. We prefer to stay home and watch a sweet G rated Hallmark movie.

    • That is a perfect evening!

  • LoriM

    Pretty outfits. I’d love to win some jewelry, too!

  • LoriM
  • Ooooh, thanks for the reminder that I still need to call around for dinner reservations. 😉

    • You’re welcome! Have a great dinner.

  • Kelly W.

    This jewelry is gorgeous! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    • Glad you like it Kelly.

  • Karen S.

    Such pretty outfit ideas! Have a wonderful weekend! Karen S.

    • You as well Karen. 🙂

  • Skinny jans and a girly top are my favorite date night looks! Love #1 and #3 🙂

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

    • Those are perfect choices!

  • terri t

    Pizza, a movie, in front of a fire @ home with hubby.

    • Have a beautiful night Terri!

  • Jan

    Love the girlie blouse with booties look! Happy

  • janice

    Great outfits!

  • Nancy N

    What perfect timing! I’m planning out my Hot Date Night outfit for tomorrow and this post is just the inspiration I need. Thanks!

    • Can’t wait to see which outfit you decide on.

  • Linda

    All three outfits look great Would love some new jewelry!

    • Jewelry is always fun!

  • These are all really pretty date night look ideas, my fave is the first one! Have a Happy V-day weekend Alison:)

    • Have a great Valentine’s Day Marta.

  • Jenesse

    I would get the golden pearl earrings!

    • Beautiful pick Jenesse!

  • Ida

    Love the shoes on #1 and the entire #3 outfit, Alison! My husband’s out of town for the weekend, but I’m having a “galentines” night dinner with a good friend tonight, so thanks for the inspiration!

    • That’s a wonderful idea! Enjoy your Galentine’s Dinner!

  • I might just be wearing something similar to that first outfit tomorrow night 🙂 However, I need to swap out the heels for boots since it is freezing and snowy here 🙂

    • Boots is a good idea Vanessa. Have a gorgeous Valentine’s Day!

  • Robin

    I’m with ya on keeping Valentine’s Day simple. We usually do our dates the weekend before or a mid-week date. I love all three outfits, but the first is my fave! Thanks for sharing them!!

    • Great minds think alike Robin. Have a great Valentine’s Day!

  • Robin

    Such helpful ideas! You have great taste!

  • Marla

    Great outfits, but my fave is the 1st one with the black blouse!

    • It’s my fave too Marla! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Anna

    They’re all so pretty! I would get the Heart Ring.