It’s cuffing season and that means it’s officially time to get your date-night outfits ready. Unlike the summer months, dressing for an evening out becomes more difficult as temperatures start to drop. Striking an alluring tone without freezing to death can feel like an insurmountable sartorial challenge. We decided to tap our friends at Cleobella — the brand responsible for the fall box’s cozy capelets — to get their suggestions. After all, they know a thing or two about flirty attire. Scroll through to inspire your next date-night look.
If you love a short hemline, pick a version with long sleeves for added warmth. We love this plunging silhouette in vibrant red because you can show off your décolleté (and a delicate necklace). Anchor the dress with polished ankle boots (and tights) which not only keep you warm, they balance the sexiness of the dress. Finish the look with the totally-touchable, cozy knit cape.
For more casual dates, channel a bohemian look in a figure-hugging maxi dress. The print on this style is feminine yet seasonally-appropriate and pairs perfectly with the patterned, bordeaux cape. Cinch your waist with the belt, either under the cape wearing it draped over the shoulders, or over the cape for extra warmth and definition. Loop the belt under itself to create a sleek knot (here are Rachel’s belt-tying tips), and finish with a tall boot to beat the evening chill.
For an extra-sultry look, try this season’s sheer trend. Sheer black is a great entry-point and this version features floral embroidery for modesty. Team with glowing skin, a just-bitten lip color and tousled hair for a totally bombshell vibe. Finish the look with the cape, over-the-knee boots and a relaxed clutch.