By Maggie Voelker
Introduction to Series
I used to think securing theÂ first dateÂ was the hard part â€¦ and then I had to dress for one.Â I wanted to look good, but not appear like I was trying too hard.Â It wasÂ FallÂ so the weather was unpredictable â€“ would we have a freak blizzard or would I be blinded by the sun?Â I knew the date included aÂ hockey game, but then what?Â I was lost.
After giving my roommate aÂ fashionÂ show of options, I finally settled on the appropriate â€śhockey game meets possible dinner meets possible barâ€ť ensemble.Â After theÂ 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.Â Youâ€™ve got to dress like youâ€™re excited to be there â€“ even if â€śhereâ€ť is a sub-zero hockey rink. Â Learn from my dramaticÂ first dateÂ experience and read on to find a few first date outfits.
Coffee or Lunch
Gals: For this casual date, comfy-cute is key!Â Try an over-sized sweater with a pair of dark skinny jeans and ankle boots.Â Style it up with a pair of cute sunglasses, a shoulder bag and accessories.Â It says, â€śYup, I look this great without even trying.â€ť
Guys: Keep it casual with a pair of jeans and a trendy sweater.Â Donâ€™t forget the t-shirt or undershirt â€“ chest hair on the first date is a huge no, no.Â Accessorize with a pair of slip-on shoes or Chucks and over-sized aviators.Â 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.