4 Easy Elevated Casual Outfits for Dates and Dinners Out + 20% OFF!

4 Easy Elevated Casusal Outfits for Dates and Dinners Out + white top + jeans + black tank + black floral skirt + boho top + v neck floral top

Huge thanks to Kohl’s and Collective Voice for sponsoring this post

Let’s talk outfits for dates and dinners out that you can put together quickly! It’s helpful to have a few options that you can pull out in a pinch, and today I’m partnering with Kohl’s and Collective Voice to share four easy elevated casual outfits with you!

Kohl’s carries a huge variety of items at really, really affordable prices! Plus, you can find a range of sizes there, from straight to plus to petite options. I also love that you can utilize Kohl’s in-store and curbside pickup services so you can shop online and conveniently and quickly pick up your order.

And right now Kohl’s is running a Friends & Family sale, so you can get 20% off your order with code FRIEND20 until 8/27!

Here are a few easy options that you can wear to feel stylish the next time you have dinner plans. Plus, they’re all ON SALE and super affordable!

SIZING INFO: I’m 5’6” and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

 

white top + bootcut jeans + gold earrings + gold necklace + cognac sandals + cognac bag white top + dark wash bootcut jeans + gold hoop earrings + gold initial necklace + cognac sandals + cognac bag

1. White Blouse + Dark Wash Jeans
First up is this really classic and classy outfit with a white button up top and dark wash bootcut jeans. I love that this white top is made of flowy material, so it has movement and doesn’t appear stiff or stuffy. It also has a sheen thanks to material with a satiny finish, which totally elevates the top and dresses it up. It looks really classy and is only $26.39 right now! You can find it in 8 colors HERE. Find it in plus sizes HERE. I wear size S.

You can totally wear this top to work (which I shared recently HERE), or you can create a casual outfit with the top by pairing it with dark wash bootcut jeans. A darker wash dresses up the outfit and adds a sophisticated and timeless touch. Not to mention these jeans are comfy! They are stretchy, soft, and comfortable, and they have elastic in the waistband for a forgiving fit to make it even more comfortable! I’ve shared these before, but I love that they are a bootcut style that looks good with flats. No heels necessary! 🙌🏽 And, you can grab them for just $36.99 right now, HERE! See them in plus sizes HERE. I wear size 6.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o Kohl’s (exact–wearing size S)
Jeans: c/o Kohl’s (exact–wearing size 6)
Shoes: (similar)
Earrings: (similar)
Necklace: (similar)

 

black top + black floral skirt + denim jacket + tan sandals + gold earrings + gold necklace black top + black floral tiered skirt + denim jacket + tan braided sandals + gold earrings + gold necklace black tank top + black floral tiered skirt + light wash denim jacket + tan braided sandals + gold earrings + gold necklace

2. Solid Top + Printed Skirt
This is a combo that looks really good but is SO easy to put together! Take any printed skirt, then pair it with a solid colored top that echoes one of the colors in the print for a cohesive, pulled together outfit.

This skirt is really pretty and really comfortable with a fully elastic waistband and flowy fit. It’s fully lined and hits just below the calf for a modern silhouette. It comes in 11 colors, which you can see HERE. I wear size S.

My favorite way to wear skirts is to make sure you have one that hits a bit higher, at your natural waist, and then tuck in a top all the way around. Flowy skirts add volume to your bottom half, so doing this helps define your waist and your shape. This tank is a great basic to have that is really affordable at just $11.99 during the Friends & Family sale! I like how the scoopneck opens up and elongates the neckline. Find it in 10 prints and colors, HERE. I wear size M.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o Kohl’s (exact–wearing size M)
Skirt: c/o Kohl’s (exact–wearing size S)
Shoes: (similar)
Earrings: (similar)
Necklace: (similar)

 

white and navy printed top + bootcut jeans + cognac sandals + cognac bag + gold earrings + gold necklace white and navy printed top + bootcut denim jeans + cognac sandals + cognac bag + gold hoop earrings + gold necklace white and navy flutter sleeve printed top + dark wash bootcut denim jeans + cognac sandals + cognac bag + gold hoop earrings + gold necklace

3. Elevated Casual Top + Dark Wash Jeans
Instead of going with a blouse, wear an elevated casual top like this! It’s made of a casual material, cotton, but it has plenty of details like a cute print, scalloped flutter sleeves, and a square neckline to elevate it and make it dressier. It’s so, so cute! This top comes in 3 colors, which you can see HERE. Find petite sizes HERE. I wear size S.

The top is quite long on me and isn’t very fitted through the torso, so I tucked it in and bloused it out a bit all the way around (front, back, and sides) to help define my shape without being too formfitting. I think it worked well, but, of course, always test it on yourself to see how you like it!

You could dress this top down a bit by pairing it with skinny medium wash jeans or black jeans and flat sandals.

But, for a date look, we’re going with dark wash jeans again—they are a go-to option that easily dresses up just about any top! These are the same bootcut jeans I wore in the previous outfit. You can make them look classic, like with the previous outfit, or you can make them have a boho vibe by pairing it with a top like this! (Don’t you love how versatile wardrobe staples like these dark wash jeans are?) Find the jeans HERE. See them in plus sizes HERE. I wear size 6.

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o Kohl’s (exact–wearing size S)
Jeans: c/o Kohl’s (exact–wearing size 6)
Shoes: (similar)
Earrings: (similar)
Necklace: (similar)

 

floral top + denim jeans + cognac sweater + cognac sandals + gold earrings + gold necklace orange floral top + dark wash denim jeans + cognac sweater + cognac sandals + gold hoop earrings + gold necklace orange floral v-neck tank top + straight dark wash denim jeans + cognac sweater + cognac sandals + gold hoop earrings + gold necklace

4. Printed Blouse + Dark Wash Jeans
Last, go with a printed blouse! This has a completely timeless silhouette that is super, super versatile and easy to mix and match and layer over. (See it with a blazer on top for a work look, HERE.) This particular print gives an outfit a lot of visual interest without being too overpowering. And, it’s only $18.39 right now with the Friends & Family sale! See it in 18 prints and colors HERE. Find it in petite sizes HERE and a nearly identical top in plus sizes HERE.

This pair of jeans is stretchy, soft, and comfortable, and it has elastic in the waistband for a forgiving fit to make it even more comfortable! 🙌🏽 Plus, they are just $36.99 until 8/27! Check them out in 5 washes, HERE. Find petite sizes HERE. I’m wearing size 6 in the color “Dark and Hazy.”

Having some go-to options in your closet when you need to dress up a bit is super helpful, and these are three really easy outfits for dates and dinners out that you can wear! I love that they each utilize tops that can be dressed up and dressed down so you can have outfits for different occasions without having a ton of clothes. 💛

Shop the Outfit:
Top: c/o Kohl’s (exact–wearing size S)
Jeans: c/o Kohl’s (exact–wearing size 6 in “Dark & Hazy”)
Sweater: (similar)
Shoes: (similar)
Earrings: (similar)
Necklace: (similar)

 

More Affordable Elevated Casual Options

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