By Maggie Voelker
Introduction to Series
I used to think securing the first date was the hard part … and then I had to dress for one. I wanted to look good, but not appear like I was trying too hard. It was Fall so the weather was unpredictable — would we have a freak blizzard or would I be blinded by the sun? I knew the date included a hockey game, but then what? I was lost.
After giving my roommate a fashion show of options, I finally settled on the appropriate “hockey game meets possible dinner meets possible bar” ensemble. After the drama of picking my outfit, I decided it would be my gift to humankind to write a post on first date get-ups.
Making a good first impression is crucial. You’ve got to dress like you’re excited to be there — even if “here” is a sub-zero hockey rink. Learn from my dramatic first date experience and read on to find a few first date outfits.
Coffee or Lunch
Gals (see photo above): For this casual date, comfy-cute is key! Try an over-sized sweater with a pair of dark skinny jeans and ankle boots. Style it up with a pair of cute sunglasses, a shoulder bag and accessories. It says, “Yup, I look this great without even trying.”
Guys (see photo below): Keep it casual with a pair of jeans and a trendy sweater. Don’t forget the t-shirt or undershirt — chest hair on the first date is a huge no, no. Accessorize with a pair of slip-on shoes or Chucks and over-sized aviators. Oh, and please remember to shower (note: this applies to all future first date outfits).
Stay tuned for the next outfit for the dinner and movie date.
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