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Dating is stressful enough as a 20-something navigating the waters of dating apps, the constant pressure to meet your soul-mate at every turn, and that annoying biological clock ticking slowly in your head, it’s generally advisable to wear clothing on these planned encounters with your potential mate. Then comes the great balancing act of looking/feeling sexy, not trying too hard, and showing your personality. The last thing you want to do is spend a fortune on a whole new outfit to impress a guy, right? From personal experience, a new outfit creates a level of expectation that usually results in buyer’s remorse. I prefer to splurge for a fresh manicure or new lipstick that gives me a little pep in my step that the opposite sex would never even notice.
This look is perfect if you’re heading to a nice dinner, fun concert, or even a “cocktail attire” event. I am obsessedddd with this look because it’s subtly sexy and comfortable. (Bonus: Black will hide any of your food or wine spills.) It also easily transitions between seasons with a printed blazer or leather jacket. Even in the summer, restaurants venues may be chilly so I try to bring a jacket or wrap with me. Most importantly, be yourself. Date night is not the time to push yourself out of you fashion comfort zone. First dates are already awkward and painful enough, you don’t need the added pressure of a new persona.
Do you have any go-to tips for dressing for date nights? Leave me a comment below!