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There are so many activities to do in the fall that it can be a great time to schedule a date night. From apple picking to grabbing dinner after the pumpkin patch, the list of outings is endless. The cooler temperatures here in New Jersey during the fall allow you more flexibility with your outfit of choice. We’ve rounded up some suggestions for what to wear on an autumn date night based on fall outings you may be going on this year.


Going to a local brewery, like High Point Brewing Company in Butler, can be an excellent option for a casual first or second date. For this date, we suggest keeping it semi-casual by wearing a pair of tailored pants, a fitted long sleeve white t-shirt layered with a quilted vest, and classic pair of sneakers. If weather permits, choose an accessory like a knitted beanie to add a textured element to the ensemble.

Apple Picking

This classic fall activity allows you to spend the afternoon outside in the beautiful autumn weather. Since this outing requires more movement, we suggest wearing a linen or cotton dress shirt unbuttoned over a neutral-toned short sleeve shirt. Finish off the look with jeans and high-top Converse so your feet will be comfortable as you walk through the orchard.

Outdoor Concert

An evening spent listening to music in your local park or event space will surely be a night to remember. This look will require light layers, as you may want to grab drinks and appetizers before the show when it is still warm and sunny, but you will want to stay warm when the concert begins and the sun sets. We recommend a knit or half-zip sweater layered on top of a t-shirt or short sleeve button-up. Complete the outfit with jeans and a light jacket if you or your date gets cold.

Sal Lauretta Autumn Outerwear

Elegant Dinner 

One of the best parts about the fall is the variety of foods it brings to your local restaurants. Finding a restaurant that serves a seasonal menu can be a great way to change things up and experience something new with your date. We suggest wearing a custom-tailored shirt, neutral dress pants, and a jacket or blazer, depending on the weather. Accessories also matter, so we recommend choosing a pair of leather dress shoes or suede boots for this look. Go for a dark, neutral color palette for a classic and elevated feel.

Park Picnic

Fall is the last chance you have of weather comfortable enough to take your date night to the park for a picnic here on the East Coast. Since you’ll be sitting in an outdoor setting for this date night, wearing comfortable clothing that still looks elevated will be essential. Try pairing a thin, tan cashmere sweater with a pair of light-colored trousers or jeans made to your measurements so you can sit through the date without discomfort. Wearing an easily removable shoe like a mule or espadrille will come in handy should you decide to have your picnic by the beach.

Sal Lauretta for Men has the perfect pieces to complete your outfit wherever your next autumn date night takes you. Stop in today for anything from tailored pants to custom dress shirts.

Ralph Lauretta

Ralph is a co-owner of Sal Lauretta for Men. His areas of expertise include custom clothing as well as being the primary clothing buyer for the store. When not at work you can find him hanging out with his family, reorganizing his garage or watching a Denver Broncos game.