Dressing for Date Night with Milk Magazine

Whether it’s a Tinder meet up, a night out with a hot date or an anniversary dinner with your other half, planning your date night outfits is always tricky. We talked to Hannah Lok, the senior editor at Milk Magazine, Hong Kong’s fashion bible, for sartorial tips so you can focus on nailing the restaurant choice, keeping spinach out of your teeth and wowing your date.

Elegant and charming, Italian is a popular choice to celebrate anniversaries and milestones. For a fancy dinner, ladies can never go wrong with a simple, classic little black dress. Whereas guys, all you need is a suit, dress shirt and a pair of leather brogues to create a stylish and classic look. For those who really want to make an impression, try pulling off a trendy checked suit!

For a chic Parisian meal, ladies can opt for a long sleeve French striped top paired with a flowy black long skirt, casual yet sleek. For guys, ditch the dress shirt and up your wardrobe game with denim jacket on denim jeans. Très chic.

When the weather is right, outdoor patios are an ideal setting for relaxed dates with beers and nibbles. This off-shoulder blue top with white jeans is showing a slash of skin but not scandalous. Guys can never go wrong with a casual plain t-shirt and black jogger, finished off by throwing on a simple bomber jacket to pull the whole outfit together.

Family-style Chinese is convivial but can get a bit messy. Ladies, your favourite baseball tee can be your evening wear when you wear it with a stylish skirt. For the gents, band, or collarless, shirts are in this year. Pair it with a pair of chinos for a casual outfit that shows you’re dressed for the occasion.  

How do you bridge the gap from the office to after-work dinner? A loose-fit dress is great for that awkward transition and ditch the heels for flats to tone down the formalness. Guys can make the white trainers the standout piece paired with a comfy striped shirt and a pair of shorts.

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