Post-Lockdown Date Looks

As the long-awaited end to lockdown is finally here for most of us, we are eager to change out of our leisurewear and paint the town red in some dazzling outfits. So, if you are looking for some fresh, sustainable and ethical additions to your wardrobe to prepare for the revival of your dating life, check out these ten date-worthy outfits. Five are perfect for casual daytime dates during the Spring and Summer months that lie ahead, and five are glamourous, evening-appropriate outfits for romantic dinner dates or a night on the tiles with friends.


Be like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake on the red carpet in 2001 and turn heads in this cute double denim look. Add a pop of colour with the Laia Shoulder Bag in Bordeaux and prepare for the sun with a pair of sustainable and comfortable sunglasses by Wire Glasses.


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Cotton Grey Jacket in Denim - £185

Fortuna Jeans in Up-cycled Denim - £175

Organic Cotton Oarweed Top in White - £90

Varda Glasses in Black/Black/Grey - £165

Laia Shoulder Bag in Bordeaux - £465

Scrunchie - £26

On a day with a light Spring breeze, these flowy trousers are perfect for a walk or picnic in the park. Store your essentials in this timeless Black Heera Mini Bag and glam up the look with a few sustainable pieces of jewellery like the V-Necklace and Nudo Short Hammered Ring in Gold.


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Camel and Tangerine Recycled Cashmere 20.1 Vest - £335

Wide Leg Trousers - £209

Black Heera Mini Bag - £560

Organic Cotton Seamless Knickers in Strawberry Red - £25

Tala Slide – Tan - £93

V-Necklace - £95

Nudo Short Hammered Ring in Gold - £89

The Organic Cotton Aletsch Dress, light blue and dainty, is ideal for warmer days. It is made with love in Portugal and shipped within just seven days. The slate grey shade of the bag and cardholder compliment the colour of the dress. Tie your hair back with this upcycled scrunchie and throw on these ultra-soft shoes for a comfortable and relaxed daytime look.


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Organic Cotton Aletsch Dress - £114

Ramona Shoulder Bag in Slate - £525

Rio Card Holder in Slate & Bordeaux - £75

Ali Bey - Plain Babouche Shoes in Brown - £129

Upcycled Chouchou Couture Electric Blue Scrunchie Paillette - £25

Venus Grey Pearl Ring in Gold - £182

This 70s look with earthy tones screams festival fun. Stand out in this unique waistcoat made from upcycled materials and enjoy the sheer comfort of this outfit. With the Giant Borneo Bag, you can take with you everything you may need to enjoy a full day out and make the most of the freedom of post-lockdown life.


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Waistcoat Lisbonne In Upcycled Materials - £220

Atlantis T-shirt in Organic Cotton - £35

Hemp High Waisted Luxe Pants - £170

Tala Slide – Black - £93

Giant Borneo Bag - £79

Don’t restrict yourself by limiting your level of glam in the daytime. Adding a splash of glam to the elegant Organic Linen White Bora Bora Summer Dress makes for an unforgettable look. BONUS: this outfit is not only elegant and glamorous but incredibly comfortable and, of course, made up of all sustainable and ethical pieces. What more could you want?


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Organic-Linen White Bora Bora Summer Dress - £230

Venus White Pearl Earring in Gold - £130

Laia Crossbody Bag in Forest - £465

Ali Bey - Plain Babouche Shoes in Black - £129

Varda Glasses in Black/Pine Forest/G15 - £165

Recycled Sterling Silver Skinny Cuff - £80

Vegan Black Card Holder in Cactus Leather Pantera - £50

Gleam on the dancefloor in this sensuous outfit. This upcycled satin and silk bustier, paired with this upcycled eco-leather skirt, will have your date’s jaw on the floor. The Dangling Tube, handmade in Copenhagen from recycled sterling silver, complete this ultra-attractive look. This outfit is a prime example of how sexy and stylish sustainable and ethical clothing and accessories can be and holds the power to silence the people who believe otherwise.


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Haute Couture Bustier Orphée In Upcycled Satin and Silk - £205

Upcycled Brooke Button Skirt Eco Leather - £125

Dangling Tube - £65

Caro Wristlet in Gilt - £280

Ali Bey - Plain Babouche Shoes in Black - £129

The casual, all-black look never goes out of style. The Midi Skirt in Organic Cotton is a classic garment suitable for a range of occasions. It can be dressed up or dressed down; for an evening date, dress it up with some trendy sustainable jewellery. The Dusty Dot Earrings are perfectly imperfect, created from the dust collected from the filing and cutting of other jewellery pieces. Accessorise further with the Broken Promises Pinky Midi Ring and Daphne Chain Bracelet to have drops of gold stand out among the black on black.


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Silk Top - Black - £78

Midi Skirt in Organic Cotton - £150

Dusty Dots Earrings - £28

Maya - Studded Chelsea Boots in Black - £259

Lady Hester - The Maxi Bucket Bag in Black - £519

Broken Promises Pinky Midi Ring Gold - £155

Daphne Chain Bracelet in Gold – £295

If you are looking to add a sexy, nude piece to your wardrobe, have it be the attractive, low-cut Nude Feminine Puff Sleeve Top, made from recycled plastic bottles. Pair the top with the Cotton and Latex Skirt and some glamorous jewellery for a classic date look. These Sophia Smoky Quartz pieces are the ideal shade of gold to complete this nude and black look. Also, why not match your facemask with your bra?


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Nude Feminine Puff Sleeve Top - £49

Cotton and Latex Skirt - £452

Ali Bey - Studded Babouche Shoes in Black - £139

North - 100% Organic Silk Bra - £129

Sophia Smoky Quartz Chandelier Earrings in Gold - £97

Sophia Smoky Quartz Ring in Gold - £75

Organic Silk Face Mask in Black - £29

Maintain a Spring/Summer vibe on your evening date with the ethically-produced Malaspina Top in Cotton Voile. Add a pop of the colour of romance with this upcycled Red Cora Skirt – a beautiful statement piece. Contemporary and oversized, the Studded Maxi Clutch in Black is the ideal bag for all types of dates. Also, if you plan on ditching wired bras, opt for the super-soft Lake Mead Bra in Organic Cotton to stay comfortable all night long.


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Malaspina Top in Cotton Voile - £123

Upcycled Red Cora Skirt - £79

Maya - The Studded Maxi Clutch in Black - £274

Lake Mead Bra in Organic Cotton - £60

Ali Bey - Plain Babouche Shoes in Brown - £129

Daphne Thick Chain Choker Necklace in Gold - £700

Brick C Ring - £110

Simplicity is key to the Parisian style. With the Dress Ermine in Upcycled Indian Sari – designed and made in Paris from the leftovers from haute-couture houses and old Indian saris – you need nothing more than a few minimalist accessories. Compliment the hints of gold in the dress with the Caro Wristlet in Glit and these exquisite pieces of gold jewellery.


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Dress Ermine in Upcycled Indian Sari - £280

Caro Wristlet in Gilt - £280

Venus Earrings in Gold with Dark Grey Pearl - £129

Sophia Brown Smoky Large Quartz Bangle in Gold - £134

Nudo Long Textured Ring in Gold - £115


Originally published on Aequem.com.