What to Wear On Your Next "Hot" Date

You’ve done it.

You’ve landed the date and you’ve just finished a dance party—the first of many—in your room, jamming out to Britney Spears’ Toxic. The song ends as you jump off of your bed and catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. Beads of sweat roll down your forehead and the panic sets in. You suddenly remember: it’s still summer.

Summer in the South is no ordinary season. If the heat doesn’t get you, the humidity will. I’ve spent countless summers battling the elements and this week’s post is all about what to wear on your next hot date.

Because let’s face it, the only thing that should be heating up on your night out is your *~love connection~* (okay, okay, I’m done with the summer puns).

Jumpsuit: Blush Boutique; Half-moon necklace: J & A Wares; Choker: Anthropologie

Jumpsuit: Blush Boutique; Half-moon necklace: J & A Wares; Choker: Anthropologie

Consider Color

We all know the benefits of wearing black—I mean, there’s a whole (little) dress category named after it! But have you considered that black is perhaps the most loyal color you can wear on a date? Whether you sweat from nervousness (hello first date jitters!) or the Georgia heat, black has your back (and underarms). 

I'm loving this jumpsuit from Blush Boutique right now. It's soft and oh-so-easy to throw on when I'm out of outfit ideas and looking for something chic. The long pants mean I could throw my trusty leather jacket on top and wear this baby into fall!

...But let's just get through the heat first.

Jumpsuit: Blush Boutique; Half-moon necklace: J & A Wares; Shoes: Topshop; Clutch: Madewell (personalized by B. Kaspr); Sunglasses: Rayban

Jumpsuit: Blush Boutique; Half-moon necklace: J & A Wares; Shoes: Topshop; Clutch: Madewell (personalized by B. Kaspr); Sunglasses: Rayban

Cut Corners

Cut outs make the perfect built-in breeze for your date night outfit. Sure, your date might think you showed a little skin to turn them on, but little do they know that a plunging v-neck and ankle slits are just your way of keeping cool at that rooftop bar in the direct sunlight. It's a win-win, if you ask me. 

Bonus: cut outs give you a little breathing room, which may come in handy after you order that pappardelle.

Black Jumpsuit 3

Ready for More Color?

If you're doing something casual or just ready to rock more color, opt for something sleeveless. This top (below), from Bleu Hanger located in Decatur, has been on repeat in my wardrobe cycle. It's easy to throw on with high waisted jeans or, when I'm feeling fancier, a midi skirt with a slit for that 1950s Havana feeling.

The midi skirt is actually part of a two-piece set I found on a recent trip to San Diego. Oh yeah, and so is the AMAZING straw bag. It was one of those days when everything fell into place on a shopping trip; I'm pretty sure these pieces were meant to go home with each other.

And if you and your date are meant to go home with each other (how 'bout that segue?), you'll be sure to keep things cool in a lightweight material like cotton. It keeps things dry without sacrificing style. 

Blouse: Bleu Hanger; Skirt: dRA; Bag: Buffalo Exchange; Sunglasses: Rayban

Blouse: Bleu Hanger; Skirt: dRA; Bag: Buffalo Exchange; Sunglasses: Rayban

Yellow Top & Striped Skirt 2
Yellow Top & Striped Skirt 3

If All Else Fails...

Just hide behind your amazing, gigantic straw bag to distract from your profuse perspiration!

And remember:

Words: crutal.tumblr.com, art: Adam J. Kurtz (@adamjk)

Words: crutal.tumblr.com, art: Adam J. Kurtz (@adamjk)

MPD