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What to wear for a walking date in summer

Effortless style for those park meetups

Written by Liv Grady

June 21, 2021

what to wear on a walking date ideas

Despite the world opening up again (kind of), some people still feel more comfortable taking their dates to the outside world. Whether you are heading to the park with your Bumble match or embarking on a hike with your S/O. It’s time to invest in some comfy trainers, grab your water bottle and stock up on snacks for your walking date.

Meeting someone for the first time can be nerve wracking, especially because the pressure has been built up over the last months of being trapped inside. Usually you would grab your jeans, nice top and favourite pair of heels and meet your new beau at a bar or coffee shop, but if you want to feel a little safer and socially distanced, an outdoor date is the best option.

Why not grab a bottle of wine and two separate cups to take on your trip? Or head to your favourite coffee shop for a takeaway latte before sitting on a bench and getting to know one another. However you decide to do your socially distant date, we’ve got the clothing ideas covered.

Outfit ideas for a summer walking date

Opt for some simple cycling shorts and a classic layered jacket that you can throw on if the weather takes a turn. Team with trainers and a pair of statement sunglasses.

girl wearing cycling shorts for a walking date

A co-ord is always the perfect outfit when you can’t decide what to wear. Your outfit will always look well thought-out, whilst still being casual and practical. Opt for this season’s fave fabrics such as towelling.

girl wearing brown co ord

Keep it simple and lowkey in a pair of jeans and a plain tank. Build out your look with accessories such as a head scarf, jewellery and a cool pair of trainers.

girl wearing jeans and white crop top stood in car park

If you wanna feel slightly dressy, then opt for a t-shirt dress or a shirt dress. If the weather is good, add a pair of chunky sandals and some statement sunnies.

girl sat in stairwell wearing shirt dress

Outfit ideas for a Winter walking date

A walking date doesn’t have to involve a hike up Snowden, why not head to a local park, grab a few snacks and take a leisurely stroll whilst getting to know one another? It might not be quite warm enough for a proper picnic yet, we wouldn’t say no to a couple of coffees or cans of gin and tonic.

The key to nailing a winter walking date outfit is to keep it cool and casual. You want to strike that balance between looking like you have made an effort, without overdoing it. Shackets are an easy trend to style, ideal for the occasion. Team them with a pair of wide leg jeans, trainers and cute hat. Fancying something a little different? Then maybe opt for a faux leather jacket with chunky boots, tights and a cute dress. Take a look at our influencer outfit ideas below.

Comfy cool

This layered green look is everything, finished off with some gold accessories and a pop of orange, it’s an easy way to strike the balance between casual and considered.

missjoslin influencer edit
@missjoslin

Statement jacket

Unlike most dates where to take your coat off as soon as you arrive, a jacket is the main part of your walking date look. Style a statement coat over a casual outfit and throw on some accessories.

GIrl wearing black faux leather jacket and hat
@fayepmills

The longline coat

A long coat is an easy way to formalise any casual look. Add a long fur coat or shacket to your casual outfit, with a few accessories such as a statement bag or cute hat.

@freyakillin
@freyakillin

Lowkey layering

Show off your style whilst still being casual, with a layered look. An oversized shacket with a shirt and loads of jewellery is an easy way to go. Add your fave trainers and a pair of sunglasses.

Girl wearing shacket for walking date
@lindleykay

Get the looks

For more styling guides, ways to wear and influencer inspiration make sure you check back to Babezine, for new posts added every day. Shop some of the looks you’ve seen here or head to New In for more new styles.