Winter evenings can be cold, bleak and sometimes rainy; it is too easy to put your romance life on hibernation mode during winter. However, it is important to keep date nights frequent to keep the fire burning between you and your partner, especially or even if you have been together for a long time.
As the winter chill grows stronger, an adjustment to our wardrobes is essential. A little extra care to styling your outfits is much needed to avoid looking like Michelin Man or a marshmallow when you start layering your clothes. There are many ways for you to create romantic outfits that are cosy and warm without compromising your feminine, edgy, classic or bohemian style.
Kendall Jenner is the epitome of cool these days and for good reasons—her off-catwalk looks are relatable and can be recreated. This black-and-white ensemble is chic enough for a dinner at a fancy restaurant but casual enough for a movie after. Layer a bodycon sweater dress under a thin duster coat for the right amount of warmth—finish the look with white trainers and a great classic bag.
Black or White
If you are not for constrictive dresses, take out your white summer dress (this will brighten up your face) and wear a pair of tights underneath it to keep your legs warm. Slip on a pair of ankle boots and pull on a great trench coat, ala Grace Atwood, before you head out for a romantic dinner with your significant other. If the very idea of pulling anything out of your summer closet puts you off, then go for a leather black coat – pair it with patterned trousers and classic oxford shoes for a chic look!
Rach Parcell showed that the juxtaposition of black and pink is beautiful. If you are a minimalist girl who loves her black, grey and white, break the monochromatic and structured tone of your usual outfit with a pop of pink (or any bright colour). You will be surprised by how pretty your outfit looks—a little pink never hurts.
This year, shearling had a facelift; it moved away from lumberjack chic to urban elegance with leather lapels and neutral palettes. Take a cue from Karlie Kloss who probably has the best shearling collection in New York; pair a shearling jacket with a plaid skirt and a pair of thigh-high boots for an edgy-preppy look that is great for a night stroll in the city or pair a shearling coat with a tee and jeans combo to comfortably run errands in preparation for a cosy night in.
For something that is casually chic and suitable for a stroll along the beach, copy this look from Korean idol Kim Jae Kyung. A wintery beach look is not complete without a chunky knitted sweater, rugged boots and a coloured fur vest for added warmth and brightness to the outfit. Man’s best friend is optional.
A sweater and boyfriend jeans combo is perfect for a stay-at-home date with the beau; nothing beats cosying up to your significant other. However, if you do decide to go out, dress it up with a luxurious fur coat and sexy laced up heels like Gigi Hadid.
Extend everyone’s favourite Autumn 2016 trend—the bomber jacket—into winter. The beauty of this item is that you can make an impactful fashion statement without being overdressed. It is chill enough for watching the sunset at the beach but upscale enough for a cocktail party afterwards; loving how Lily Aldridge toughens up her slip dress with Alexander Wang’s Net and Shell Bomber Jacket.
Look great while being indoors and outdoors
These romantic outfit ideas can work indoors and outdoors so there is no excuse to just Netflix-and-Chill when date nights come. You can have a cosy dinner at home and catch a late movie afterwards for a quick “getaway”. Winter is more than about moping around at home—there are so many things to do outside (tobogganing is quite popular in non-snowy parts of the world apparently). So put on your best clothes, grab your partner and amble through the streets of your town with the person you love this winter!