And It Only Cost Me: 11 Date Night Staples Under $80

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You’re running 20 minutes behind, your Uber driver is on his way, and you open your closet to find absolutely nothing to wear on your date. If only we all just had wardrobes like Cher Horowitz, we’d be golden, right? (As if!)

Because most of us (sigh) don’t have the option to go on a giant shopping spree, we rounded up 11 versatile date night staples that will leave your closet (and wallet) feeling better.

Crackled Metallic Slides: $78 

We fell in love with the Malta sandal from J.Crew when spring first hit, but it was this crackled metallic version that lead to major sticker shock. (In the best way possible!)

Wrap front blouse: $32 

The wrap blouse is a go-to date night essential. Perfect when paired with denim for a picnic in the park or dressed up with a skirt and stilettos—a dose of conservative with a twist of feminine charm.

Flirty floral dress: $65

This floral number with its ultra-girly silhouette is ideal for a dressed up night on the town with your significant other—and at $65 you don’t have to feel guilty about more shopping later!

Mini Bucket Bag: $68

The bucket bag may be the “it” bag of the season but many styles are too bulky to carry on a date. (Let’s not lug a Mary Poppins bag around with us, OK?) The happy medium? The mini version! It has the same adorable silhouette we can’t get enough of but in a snack-sized alternative.

Red Midi Skirt: $13.33

This red midi is a sophisticated staple for a dressy night out. The high waist is perfectly accentuated by a crop top and your favorite pair of heels.

Distressed Ankle Skinnies: $29.99

Casual occasions call for these ripped skinnies. Wear them with sneakers or a pair of flat sandals for the perfect tomboy inspired look.

Delicate Statement Bracelets: $34

The perfect statement, these gold bracelets are dainty but with enough edge to act as the perfect conversation starter.

Beaded Envelope Clutch: $65 

Add some major pizazz to any date night ensemble—whether you’re sporting those ripped skinnies or a flirty skirt, this beaded clutch is a showstopper.

Nude Lipstick: $27 

When you’re having a blast on a date, the last thing you want to worry about is uneven, smearing, red lipstick! Go with a nude version instead like Nars Honolulu Honey. Au natural at its finest!

Jewel necklace: $29.99 

This jewel necklace will make any ensemble look like a million bucks and it’ll only set you back $29.99!

Double Sided Studs: $22

These eye catching double-sided studs look triple-digit chic, but at this price you can afford multiple sets to mix and match!

What are your budget friendly date night picks?