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What to Wear on a Day Date

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I love a great day date! When I look back over the years, I find that many of my most favorite and most memorable dates with Edwin were day dates. In fact, the day we got engaged, Edwin and I went on the best day date in Malibu and then Edwin proposed that evening when we got back to my apartment (I was completely unsuspecting!). A day date is great because it usually involves an activity, a lovely al fresco lunch, or both! If the activity isn’t hiking or something else that requires a specific outfit, then I usually stick to a tried and true formula that always works when it comes to what to wear on a day date.

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Dress (more sizes here and here) / Purse (c/o, also love this style) / Espadrilles (old – similar, similar, similar)

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What to Wear on a Day Date

So, what’s my tried and true spring and summertime day date outfit? A sundress (more sizes here and here) and a pair of super cute flats – usually espadrilles (as seen on me in this post), sandals, or ballet flats. When you are single and dating around, getting dressed for dates can be a bit stressful. I love a dress for this reason because you only have to select one main piece of clothing to wear so you don’t have to worry about putting together a whole outfit. There’s also no denying that dresses are feminine and flirty so a casual sundress on a day date always fits the bill. Edwin sees me wear a lot of comfortable workout wear during the week so, when we go on a day date, I always like to honor the fun in it by getting dressed in a cute dress!

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When it comes to searching for the perfect day date sundress, I have a few brands I often gravitate toward. One such brand is Faithful the Brand, which is the make of my dress (more sizes here and here) in this post! I always love the fit of their dresses and love the ditsy floral prints the brand often releases. Here are a few of their gorgeous colorful spring dresses out right now that I’m loving! My bestie just wore this sunny yellow dress on her Instagram in Italy and I’m seriously obsessed!

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Espadrilles are as comfortable as they are cute, which is why I consider them a day date staple.

I always think that espadrilles that tie up around the ankle create a super elongating effect on legs too! My espadrilles are about two years old from a Margaux x MDS Stripes collab but I found some similar cuties for you below.

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Dress (more sizes here and here) / Purse (c/o, also love this style) / Espadrilles (old – similar, similar, similar)

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Photography by Edwin Eversole

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