In my eyes, a meal out presents the ideal opportunity to unearth those dressier items from the back of my wardrobe. A dinner date is just the excuse I need to try on everything I own and come up with some of my best looks.
And I’m not the only one who enjoys this novelty. Just last week, I noticed people next to me wearing dresses and heels to eat a burger in a pub—and why not? If you want a night away from your tracksuit bottoms or leggings and are ready to turn up the glam for dinner (or breakfast, brunch or lunch!), below I’ve listed 13 outfit ideas that feel fabulous but not too OTT for all your upcoming reservations.
From elegant skirt looks to jeans-and-nice-top combos that are bound to impress, there’s something for everyone (and every setting) here. Many of these examples work particularly well thanks to their featured footwear and accessories, so be sure to consider the finishing touches when you’re styling up your ensembles. Strappy sandals are always a dinner-date winner in our eyes, and you can’t go wrong with an amazing bag.
Like what you hear? Keep scrolling for restaurant-ready outfits to try on your next meal out, whether you’re going to Pizza Express or The Ritz.