It’s patio season! We can finally ditch drive-thru dates and actually hit the town and enjoy a nice sit-down meal with our partner. Half of the fun of going on a date is getting ready for it… right? Whether you’re the couple that prefers to keep it casual or one that takes any opportunity to get all dressed up – that’s the beauty of patio dates. There’s the freedom to wear whatever you feel best and most comfortable in! There are tons of date-worthy patios all over Toronto, so there are plenty of options of places to take your S/O on a date, casual or fancy.
Now… it’s been a minute since we’ve had to get dressed for a date that involves going out in public. So, it’s fair to say we might all be a tad rusty in the outfit department. Which is why we’ve gathered up some outfit inspo to help get you ready for your next patio date with your boo!
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For the Casual Couple
You can never go wrong with an amazing pair of jeans paired with a fresh white tee! The hack to achieving greatness with this simple look is all about fit and style. There’s nothing worse than ill-fitting jeans, so find your perfect match, throw on a blank tee and you’re set. (Tip: Pair it with a denim jacket to add something extra to the look).
For the Dressy Couple
Who doesn’t love a good excuse to get all dressed up? There’s just something about putting on a midi-dress or a sleek button-up that just makes you feel put together!
If you want to wear a dress on your patio date, opting for a midi-dress is probably your most comfortable bet. There’s nothing worse than sticking to your seat on the patio – and since most patios are exposed to the natural weather, it can definitely get to be a bit uncomfortable in the wrong attire. Shop Camri’s exact dress here! Then pair it with a pair of sneakers to dress it down, or embrace the elegance with a pair of heels.
A nicely tailored dress shirt will never lead you astray! One with a nice pattern like this one makes a subtle statement for summer while still remaining classic and timeless. Paired with some dress pants and sneaks is the perfect dressy-casual ratio for date night at your favourite patio!
For the Cool Couple
A vintage tee paired with leather pants or ripped jeans and converse is the ultimate cool and effortless look. This outfit would be great for going out and getting drinks on a laid-back patio with your partner in the evening! Just add a vintage leather jacket (in case it gets chilly), and you’re instantly the coolest looking couple on the patio.
For the Trendy/Vintage Couple
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It’s time to take those ever-so-popular TikTok fashion trends out of the screen and into town. Colour, patterns, and vintage silhouettes are super trendy right now and we’re so here for it! What better time than now to experiment with fun fashion trends?
A colourful top with a neutral bottom is the perfect balance of fun and practical for a patio lunch date on a hot day! With the current trends, it’s all about the accessories; bucket hats, chunky rings and beaded bracelets are super trendy right now and totally pull these looks together. Most thrift stores in Toronto are currently open at reduced capacity, so you can totally grab your next date outfit at the thrift and try out some current trends in a cost-effective and sustainable way.