We date for a number of reasons; to test the waters with potential admirers, to woo a significant other with romance, or to have fun, plain and simple. Whatever your reasons for dating may be, it’s important to keep in mind that the goal is for both of you to enjoy yourselves (and it doesn’t hurt to put in a little extra effort appearance-wise). Here, we have a few ideas to not only spice up your date nights, but your outfits as well.

Dinner & a Movie1

It’s a classic date for a reason, but in the event that you’re looking to switch things up a little, you might want to try swapping the dinner part of the equation with a cooking class. Making a meal together can help minimize some of the awkward gaps of silences you get when going out to eat. A classic date calls for a classic look and with this combination, you can’t go wrong. Click here to see more of this classic look.

2Music Festivals

There are dozens of music festivals across the country every year, and the best part? Most of them offer a pretty diverse selection. Getting an idea of what music your intended is into should be a piece of cake. Depending on the sets you’re looking to see, it might be best to keep your look casual. We coupled a striped cashmere sweater with chino shorts (both by Barbour), and topped the look of with the navy loafers by Austen Heller. Click here to view this casual chic look.

Boat Tours3

When you think of ferry rides and sightseeing, a vague association with fanny packs runs through your mind, I know. But you if live in an area where you have access to one, I strongly suggest taking your sweetheart. Nighttime tours provide some spectacular views, and a city skyline after dark can set a pretty romantic mood. Barbour’s Checkered Olvanhill Shirt paired with a Maxton Half Zip Sweater and Dyed Trousers (in salmon) will have you set to sail your way into someone’s heart. Click here to check out the full outfit.