I just received a preview copy of Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion. It's the perfect guide for finding the ideal outfit for any event from the first day of work, to when you've been dumped, to a wine tasting, to a casual wedding. One of the occasions I'm always unsure of is the infamous first date outfit.
Here are Nina's suggestion for making a smashing impression on your first date (that will be sure to follow with another!)
A fitted dress (not too short or too tight)
Skinny jeans and a fitted t-shirt
Flats or not-too-high heels
Minimal make-up and jewelry
Nina makes the point that most guys just plain don't understand fashion. Don't wear too many designer labels or big purses at the risk of looking pretentious. Save the flashy outfits for date two and let your personality stand out during the first date. Of course confidence and a great smile are key to making the best out of your first date!
The book is full of colorful illustrations, witty quotes, and pearls of wisdom from Marie Claire editor & Project Runway judge, Nina Garcia. I totally reccommend adding it to your fashion book library.
What would you wear on a first date?