You’ve had a blast this season, from decorating, to dressing up and most definitely indulging in holiday treats. 2013 has been a great year and now you’re excited to see what 2014 has to bring.
The New Year can be a bit of a lull for the first month… We get to relax until the holidays pick back up in February, and the weather can be at its coldest around this time, making the ultimate item in your wardrobe a cozy sweater. Aside from our workout gear (get on that New Year’s resolution), a comfortable sweater is the go-to for both men and women when the weather turns cool.
Layer this keystone garment over and under virtually anything from a long sleeve tee, button down shirt, patterned tank, or even a hooded henley. The sweater’s best quality is that it can transition from day to night or casual to date wear, and keeping away January’s cabin fever is key. Whether with your friends or your special someone, mix up your down time with a date and dress up any occasion with a sweater.
It’s definitely sweater weather, and here are a few of our favorite date ideas that will allow you to stay warm while having fun!
1. Ice Skating:
It’s a winter tradition. Whether indoor or outside, ice skating is a blast and a great way to spend your afternoon or evening. First dates can be nerve-wracking; lots of thought and consideration goes into making sure that your first impression is a positive one. Ice skating is such a fun way to informally meet and interact with your date.
Fleece: The North Face Quarter Zip
Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider
Denim: Weston Premium Bootcut from 1897 Jeans
Denim: Flying Monkey Jeans
Sweater: Lush (similar here)
Shoes: Military Boot
2. Night at the Movies:
When it’s cold outside the best place for you to be is inside, warm and snacking from a large bowl of buttery popcorn. A night spent at the movie theater is a welcome alternative to braving the cold for a trip to your locate nightlife street. If you’re in a relationship, an old-school dinner and movie date night is a great idea. No dressing up needed, just a no-fuss, casual look that’s comfortable enough to keep you cozy in the theater is great.
Sweater: 3rd & Army
Jeans: Silver Jeans Nash Heritage Straight
Top: Aztec Sweater
Leggings: Candy Rain Fleece Lined
Boot: Similar here
3. Dinner at a New Restaurant:
Your local magazine just released their restaurant guide for the area. Inside is a list of all the eateries, listed by food genre, to top-rated, local favorites, and up-and-comers to watch. Exploring new places to eat is a fun activity; you can choose a favorite genre of food or investigate a completely new culture of cooking to try. Every restaurant environment is unique and befitting of the food that is served, so your attire has free reign.
Sweater: Free Nature
Jeans: Kennedy Denim Co.
Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider
Sweater: Similar here
Boots: Ankle Bootie