This is what i wore on Sunday afternoon when I was going to c catch-up date with my gal friends;Brenda and Lois.It was really fun getting to sip on milkshakes and enjoy great company.I love my new envelope clutch bag that was a steal.
We have all had first dates and I must say its not one of my favorite occasions to glam up for.However,I have come up with a few pointers to make this nervous time a bit fun if not a piece of cake.
As you may already know all dressing is dependent on the activities and formalities of the 'where' as well as the time of day. upscale night dinners call for classy and sophisticated ensembles while daytime dates such as a picnic or game dates call for comfort and casual chic.
My opinion is for you to ask your date where you will be goin for your date.That way you will dress appropriately.A night date can be easy to dress for if you know there will be a little dancing and drinking after.
The first and most important trick is to know what works on your body and what colors accentuate your eyes and complexion.You are looking to give the best of yourself in a few hours.Choose a style that shows your honest self(there is no point pretending to be someone else and probably he isn't the ONE.Remember,first impressions always count.ALWAYS! If you know you look good and feel comfortable,your confidence will be improved which is likely to do wonders for your date.
Trick two is to aim for the middle ground.Don't try too hard but don't be sloppy.Ladies you don't have to go all red carpet glam the first time round nor red light district short dress.Guys,A first date doesn't necessarily call for suit and tie nor Bermuda shorts and tees.Neutral colors,classic styles and simple accessories are always your best choice.
Here are a few ideas and where i think they would be ideal.
The above look would be great for a day time evening bite followed by a movie.
The above look would be perfect for a night out date.The lace bottom gives off a playful feel to the girls personality.
This look would work for both a day date or night look,I would say loose the hat and shades for night.I love that he decided to go sock-less.(neutral classic colors).
Here are a few for my curvy ladies'
This last looks would definitely be a great choice for a beach date.
I have included a few more pics (simply coz i love getting ideas from other people.
This fashion trend is a must have for all you fashionistas out there.However,It is one for those not faint at heart,the risk takers.(Christine Sasha can i hear an Amen sister!). This year unlike 2012,its all about sheer prints and not just sheer lady-like lace.This trend is thus the opposite of demure and if executed well enough screams sex appeal.Best of all different looks can go from day to night.The secret to nailing this trend is avoid overdoing it.You all saw what happened to Fergie when she went overboard with the orange sheer gown that turned gorgeous to Halloween costume.She done already make that mistake don't do it again!
Remember to choose the right foundation for the ensemble(by foundation i mean your bra and panties) POINT TO NOTE:Even in sheer there is showing too much.Balance is key!
Ruffles are definitely blowing up this year in the fashion world.Unlike before its at time to push the envelope,go to extremes.Test them out on all the unusual places but still maintain a classy and elegant feel to the design.Ruffles are fun!This is why its the perfect trend for spring.
If you refer yourself as a fashionista the it goes without saying that you've noticed that men's insppired attire/androgyny is all the rage at the moment.The gent-inspired items aim at adding a boyish flair to your look.Here are 3 of the simplest ways of doing just that. Loafers- These are laceless slip-on shoes with a mocassin construct.When their sole are rubberized they create the perfect palette for a casual look.
Leather is taking centerstage on runways all over the world and its clear its going to be a major trend in months to come.Although most of the leather surfacing is black afew designers have decided to go in a color direction which i think is daring and beautiful.The pieces range the obvious skirt/shirt to the leather peplum accessory.This trend has also come with a delightful shift in that you can now wear it any time of the day.Trick is just knowing what to pair with what.Anyway enough of the chit chat,here are afew ways of wearing leather for 2012 through to 2013.
I totally love this look from head to toe.The color combination is a definite pull off.I love the fade denim shit against the combatish vest.The jungle green pants add a casual effect but the red heel dresses up the outfit a notch.The watch is exquisite since it is big an chunky givin the masculine hint to the look.(needed my the way)The nude makeup and red lip says she knows she is hot and the hair is sick(obsessed with fably done updos)Bag is normal but still does the trick.SCORE=PERFECTO!
My latest obsession is the hot Noir trend that fashionistas all over seem to be eating up.We all know the film industry usually has alot to do with whats on trend but this is just the shit. Noir or Gothic just means mystery and fantasy.In this fantastic era of dark movies from the Twilight saga,Tru Blood,The Gates and of course SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN,its obvious designers are loving the attention given to the dark side.This trend screams fantasy and mystery,words we all love.Unlike the past gothic fetishes,this trend is less procative and more sexy.2012-2013 Noir whispers a hint of mystery and danger but still accords a breath of fresh air.Black is no longer boring!
Many titles have been given to this necer dying style from preppy look,school gal..........I must say though,this is one of my best styles ever.Reason,well,it combines the innocence of a school gal(yes they too can be innocent case in point ME! before I got recked by the world),with the power and respect of a classy elegant lady from preferably paris. If you are a fan of GOSSIP GIRL then you have definitely come across this look from none other but my fav gal Blair Woldoff.This style gives the best world of: 1.Varsity jackets 2.Thick -horn rimmed glasses(a new addition to this hot geek look
2012 was all about expressing our personality through dress.In 2013,this will change but the syle will still be bold and fun.2013 will be characterized by more clasical designs,simple cuts,futuristic shapes and earthy/coral hues.Activities of 2013 will range from sipping martinis,cocktail parties and chilling in a yatch.Fashion will redefine elegance and polish sophistication.Anyway,enough of the blah,blah,blah here are my 2013 must-haves;