Some of the best summer dates are as simple as you can get - time spent at a coffee shop with an iced drink and a sweet treat is one of the greatest ways to get to know someone. For a date to go off without a hitch, you’ve got to know what to wear - so what are the best coffee date outfits for this atmosphere?
Luckily, you don’t have to think too hard. Summer date outfits should be light and breezy, just like the season itself, and provide you with the opportunity to showcase your personality and put your best foot forward.
Whether you’re going on your first date or taking your significant other out for some quality time, you can find some of the best summer date outfits for men in this article.
What to Wear on a Summer Date
Whether you’re looking for coffee date outfit ideas or simply a vibe for a general summer date, we’ve got seven ideas that will make you look stunning. Check out these casual date outfits for summer.
This is one of our favorite summer date outfits because it’s cool and casual. If you’re not a fan of getting dressed up, but you still want to look nice in something other than jeans, this look is meant for you.
All you have to do is layer a thin jacket over a t-shirt. Pair that with a pair of chino pants (you can’t go wrong with the chinos Perk offers) and white sneakers, and you’ve got the look.
For an extra boost of coolness, throw on a pair of shades and you’re good to go.
For some, monochrome is king for a casual date outfit in the summer. If your outfit consists of all one color from head to toe - it’s not just easy, it’s eye-catching too. Try this look with either a knit polo or one of Perk’s high-quality tops, making sure the shade of your chosen color is the same on your top and bottom half. You don’t want your tones to clash!
This is one of the best coffee date outfits if you’ve chosen to sit inside and enjoy the AC. You can either choose a pair of light-colored chinos or white jeans, pair them with a denim jacket, a hat, and a cool pair of sneakers. The layers will pull the look together and give you the aesthetic you’re shooting for.
Linen is a great way to stay cool in the summer, which makes it one of our favorite staples for summer date outfits. This chic look is comfortable, yet classy. Regarding the shirt you pair with your linen pants, don’t be afraid to go for a few more buttons left open than you usually would. Put a jacket over your button-up to tie the look together and you’ll be amazed at how good you feel.
The tropical style is all about the slim silhouette. Try a pair of light-colored chinos and a light colored t-shirt, paired with an open tropical-patterned shirt on top. Word to the wise: make sure your tropical pattern is understated and classy. This look is bold, not loud or brash.
If you’re going to the beach club or the boardwalk and skipping the coffee, check out this casual date outfit for summer. This look is centered around loose-fitting clothing that you feel comfortable in, including your shoes - wear something that’s easy to take off once you hit the sand!
Here’s another monochrome choice for a coffee date outfit in the summer. Go for shorts and a shirt that are both the same color, then offset the palette with a pair of white sneakers.
As You Get Dressed…
Here are a few tips to remember as you put together your coffee date outfits:
- Start off with a basic look and add a few pieces to show your unique style. You’ll stand out better that way. Are you used to dressing in plain t-shirts? Try switching things up with a henley now and again.
- Play it safe. While it’s good to step outside of your comfort zone when you’re headed off to a date, save the huge style risks for people who know you better.
- Dress to impress. Sometimes, a first date can feel like a job interview. To put your best foot forward, dress like you would to secure a job. If you’re worried about being overdressed, remember that that’s always a better option than dressing too casually and looking like you don’t care.
For further advice on summer date outfits for men and many more valuable style tips, check out the rest of Perk’s blog.