3 Colorful Spring Date Looks

Pretty, colorful, and inexpensive outfit ideas for date night are featured. PLUS: Winter to spring transition favorites.

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3 colorful spring date looks

It’s snowing outside, and I am currently bundled up in comfy cardigan, drinking my daily hazelnut coffee. But that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of warmer weather, brighter days, and happier clothes.

Here are three super-cute and colorful date outfits to prepare you for when the spring fever strikes, and the sun finally decides to come out again.

1. Polka Dot Pop

Polka dot top red skirt booties

I am in love with this red skirt (the “City Mini” from J. Crew) for three reasons:

  1. It has an elastic waist band so I can eat as much ice cream as possible in it.
  2. It is a classy length – not too short, not too long – that’s perfect for day or night.

While J. Crew is obviously on the make-it-rain-when-you-pay side of fashion, the skirt is high-quality and will last for years to come.

This sheer, collared, polka dot blouse incorporates some fiesta into a plain, black top. I’ve loved polka dots since roughly the age of five. My art teacher always recognized my work by my signature dottiness, err, polka dots. On my toes are suede wedge ankle boots to add some much-needed spunk to the look.

2. Eyelet You Wear Mint

Mint eyelet dress worn with a belt and ankle booties

Eyelet… I’ll let… har har. If you think of a better pun, leave it below in the comments.

This is what I wore on Valentine’s Day. This minty, pastel dress is from a local boutique called Entourage, which is a store some of my UGA readers know I love and have asked me to point out in previous articles. The eyelet detail is very feminine and flirty like lace, but with a more modern feel.

I wore it with a unique clock necklace my grandfather made, a thin black braided belt, the same boots from before, and pale peachy nail polish.

3. Contrasting Peter Pan Collar & Patterned Shorts

Peter pan collar blouse printed shorts and red toms

There is usually that one person in the comments that says “I can’t wear dresses or skirts because I’m going horseback riding on the beach/going on a fox hunt/chasing mountain goats through the Himalayas.” This is for you, that person. (Although I wouldn’t wear shorts for any of those activities, FYI).

Usually, people pair solid-color bottoms with patterned tops. In this case, we’re switching it up. I love patterned shorts for fall or spring. If you still have the winter blues and wear black all the time, navy is a good way to transition into some color without diving headfirst into the rainbow. My top also has a black Peter Pan collar.

I picked a color from the pattern, red, to match my shoes and cross-body purse with. This makes the whole outfit look more put-together and tricks your date into thinking you know how to dress yourself like a pro.

Bonus! Spring and Pollen-Fighting Essentials

Springtime makeup hair tools and perfume

These are some of the things I surround myself with during the winter-spring transition (again, no sponsored placements here – I just really love these things!).

VS Pink’s “Wild at Heart” is a fresh, fruity, and slightly musky scent with (surprise, surprise) sheer polka dot packaging. Packaging shouldn’t matter, but I know enough from my marketing class to know that it secretly does.

Next to that is Covergirl’s “3-in-1 Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation,” which I will be featuring this Tuesday in my February Favorites. Spoiler alert: it’s awesome.

Spring calls for nude lips. Nothing else. Just your lips. Remember that next time you decide to leave your house. This is the extremely pigmented Rimmel “Show Off Lip Lacquer,” or Apocalips for the UK, in the shade “Luna,” to bring me one step closer to my dream of being as cool as Luna Lovegood.

The Body Shop’s mango lip butter. I don’t even like mangoes, but this smell is SO delicious.

A curling wand – because wavy curls are worth all those scars on my hands. In other words, use the protective glove.

Lastly, cough drops for the sick days, in a fabulous watermelon flavor, to bring us one step closer to Beyoncé in our time of need. “I’ve been drinking… watermelon,” she coughed.

Let me know what you think!

Which of these outfits is your favorite? What you are most forward looking to this spring? As always, requests are the best, so leave them below.

6 thoughts on “3 Colorful Spring Date Looks”

  1. Hi Leah!

    Thank you for the excellent feedback! I have never owned a pair of TOMS, so your feedback is really appreciated. I am not sure if it is because I am partly obsessive-compulsive, but I have such an intense fear of my feet sweating! Next time you and/or your friends wear TOMS on a warm or hot day, are you able to double check there is definitely no sweat or smell caused by them?

    I have lousy genetics when it comes to foot sweat, so I am really particular about what shoes I buy. I am definitely not a sock person at all so I need to know that I won’t have any sweat or smell issues with TOMS.

    Thanks, Leah. Have a great weekend!


  2. Hi Sarah, I should point out that my feet, for whatever reason, rarely ever get sweaty. I could see that wearing TOMS all day outside might make your feet sweat a little. For school or in cooler months, I think your feet would be fine.

    However, my friend with sweaty feet that wears TOMS every single day says: feet are going to sweat no matter what, but if you buy TOMS that can be washed on a regular basis smell shouldn’t be a problem. (He still thinks they’re super comfortable and doesn’t wear socks either.) He says they also make a spray and inserts that help with smell. And remember, most TOMS can’t be put through the drier so you have to let them air dry.

  3. Howdy Sarah!

    I love my Toms. They’re thin and sort of open, so I don’t feel like my feet are trapped in a humid cavern. A bunch of my friends have them and like them, too. You could always try with socks if your feet feel sweaty.

    Good luck! Thanks for the super nice comment!

  4. Hi Leah!

    I somehow stumbled across your blog while looking for reviews of TOMS this evening. I am looking at purchasing my very first pair! I have read all sorts of stories on various websites about TOMS making feet really sweaty so I have been hesitant to buy a pair in the past. Has this been your experience with TOMS or are your feet always dry when you wear them?

    Fantastic website, by the way! You have a new fan!


  5. Psh, what do you mean you don’t wear shorts when you go fox hunting and chasing wild mountain goats? Clearly the uniform of choice for those endeavors.

    (All joking aside, these are super cute outfits! I’m dying for it to be warm again so I can go bare-legged.)

  6. I love the skirt. I’m on the taller side, so it can be pretty challenging to find a skirt that isn’t too short on me and that skirt looks like it would be the perfect length.

    I also love the shorts. There such a fun way to add a pattern into an outfit.


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