Friday, July 23, 2010

LPF Book Club: Nina Garcia's Look Book

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!)
What to Wear: the First Date

  • 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?

xoxo, Lauren
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8 comments :

FASHION SNAG said...

Great advice! I think I have to agree with it. x

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Sherin said...

I definitely agree with these suggestions. Both look really comfortable, but nice, so would be perfect for a first date.

Ohlala Tres Belle said...

definitely agree with this something classy and low key always works! plus boys just don't get fashion. : P

ediot said...

probably a nice dress- or jeans and a tee- as guys usually like the basics the most..
hope youre having a wonderful summer - what are you doing darling? working?
have a great weekend.take care
and yes- office- the best show ever!!

lisa said...

I snickered a bit at the "guys don't know fashion" part. So true!

becka said...

A pretty dress or jeans, because it depends of the places your going to

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I SO want to read this book! I think I would wear dark wash skinny jeans; a fitted, ribbed tank top in a bright color; and knee-high, chunky-heeled boots for a first date! :)

Margaux. said...

I want to read this book so bad!