Date Night Outfits Inspired By 'The Best of Me'

Date Night Outfits Inspired by 'Best of Me'(Source: DiNovi Pictures)If you are The Lucky One that gets to pick the movie this weekend—and aren't too embarrassed to admit you caught that Nicholas Sparks reference—you probably have your giddy heart set on the author's latest novel adaptation, The Best of Me. The (chick) flick even stars Sparks' former The Notebook cast member James Marsden (swoon!), who reunites with his high-school sweetheart, played by Michelle Monaghan. We put together two date-night looks inspired by his Louisiana-based love interest's on-screen ensembles, which we balanced with edgier, more seasonal elements.

Date Night Outfits Inspired by 'Best of Me'(Source: H&M Single-Brested Blazer, $35, at H&M; Charlotte Russe Sheer Floral Print Strappy Cold Shoulder Top, $20, at Charlotte Russe; BCBGMAXAZRIA Bardot Metal Mesh Clutch Bag in White, $98, at Neiman Marcus; AEO Hi-Rise Skinny Jeans in Vintage Dark, $45, at American Eagle Outfitters; Stella & Dot Sahara Pendant Necklace, $49, at Stella & Dot; Kristin Cavillari x Chinese Laundry Laurel Booties in Grey Kid Suede, $150, at zappos.com)For a candle-lit dinner on the porch, Monaghan's character Amanda dons a floral flutter-sleeve blouse and jeans. We looked to Charlotte Russe and American Eagle, respectively, for comparable items (both currently on sale) and dressed up her carefree outfit with a navy blazer ($35), slouchy suede open-toe booties ($150), a textured clutch ($98) and an on-trend horn pendant necklace ($49).
 
Date Night Outfits Inspired by 'Best of Me'(Source: Mango Herringbone Jacquard Jacket, $120, at Mango; Forever 21 Structured Pleated A-Line Dress in Dark Navy, $23; BaubleBar Rumba Gem Drops in Clear, $32, at BaubleBar; Rebecca Minkoff Studded Mini Wallet On A Chain Crossbody, $125, at Bloomingdale's; Clarks Purity Frost Booties in Black Suede, $120, at Clarks)The leading lady also flaunts a blue day dress, and we found an almost-identical structured frock ($23) at Forever 21, which we transitioned from day to night with the help of a herringbone jacket ($120), classic—and more importantly, comfortable—black booties ($120), gemstone drop earrings ($32) and a studded crossbody purse ($125), which is currently on sale. 

For more romantic wardrobe inspiration, catch The Best of Me, which hits theaters today.
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