The changing of seasons more than just cooler weather and falling leaves. It is also the time of termination for your summer fling. Sure you enjoyed two romantic months in the sun but it was still just a fling and along with the other pleasures of summer such as lounging poolside and frozen drinks it has become time to part ways. Luckily, the fall months are here and this is the perfect time of year to find new love. Unluckily, in order to fall in love you have to survive the dreaded first date. In order to relieve some of the stress I have come up with a few lively first date ideas in Tampa as well as trendy outfit ideas for each date. With your location and wardrobe all planned there shouldn’t be too many pre date jitters so you can relax, enjoy your date, and find yourself falling in love.
Date Idea One: The Traditional
Dinner and drinks is a timeless first date idea. This classic date begins with an intimate environment where you can enjoy each others company and fine dinning and then ends with a night of laughing and dancing while relishing in the music and fun atmosphere of a bar. For this date we recommend starting out with dinner at Ulele a highly praised restaurant known for its decadent seafood and American cuisine. After dinner head down the street to Fly Bar & Restaurant to enjoy the trendy rooftop lounge and live music.
Ladies for this date I recommend keeping your outfit traditional similar to the theme of the date but with an edge. This effortlessly chic look can be achieved by pairing Ted Baker’s Cahron Strappy Jumpsuit and Vince Camuto Sakari Platform Sandal in black. Accessorize the look with the Rebecca Minkoff Perforated Leather clutch in Sky, Gorjana ‘Elea’ Cuff in silver, and Kate Spade New York ‘Be Adorned’ Stud earrings.
Date Idea Two: The Sunday Funday
For those looking for something a little different than the typical nighttime date we recommend this sunday funday themed date. Begin your date at Sono Café where you can enjoy the beautiful rooftop views overlooking the Hillsborough River while sipping on cocktails from the Bellini and Bloody Mary bar. Once you are finished with brunch travel downstairs to the Tampa Museum of Art and spend the rest of the afternoon engrossed in the array of artwork on display.
Ladies for this date I recommend keeping your outfit light and flirty to mimic the theme of this date. A look I really love for a Sunday Funday date is the croisette blue stripe full midi skirt from Paul and Joe Sister paired with the Colorado string bodysuit by Wolford. To accessorize this look I would pair it with nude Uptown’s by Louboutin and the Tory Burch soft bangle to keep the outfit soft and fun. Complete the look with Sophie Hulme ‘Milna’ suede and leather envelope clutch in klein blue.
Date Idea Three: The Adventurer
This date is true to its name and for those looking to find love on a more adventurous route. For this date you are going to need to pack a picnic for the two of you to share. Enjoy your picnic while laying out on a blanket near the water. Once your done with your meal head over to Tampa Bay Water Bike Company and rent water bikes. This is a fun way to see the city from a different angle and it’s also a unique date idea that will be a fun experience for the two of you to share.
Since this is a more active date you are going to want to dress appropriately. However just because you are wearing gym clothes doesn’t mean you have to look drab. For this date look I recommend Free People’s sun salutation bra layered under Tory Burch Tory Sport mesh white top. Complete the look with True Religion keira women’s short, Free People myna headband in yellow watercolor, and your favorite tennis shoes.
Hopefully these date ideas and outfits will not only inspire you but also give you the confidence to find yourself that special someone and fall in love.