Dressing for a daytime date is always difficult. You want to show off your best assets, without looking like you’re heading to the club. You want to show off your fun casual side while leaving room for future fancy dinners. And your outfit is only the beginning; you’re also thinking about conversation topics, the best way to sit so that you’re flattering your features, which sides to order with your salmon and all the things that your date could be thinking about you. Feel more prepared for any situation and dress as if you’re going into battle. This week’s Fashionista has a military-inspired ensemble that is perfect for a casual date.
First, note her contrast parka. Just the contrasting colors of black and army green has you prepared to march into any café with full confidence. Not only does this parka play with colors, it also contrasts the fabric. The synthetic water-repellent material coats the shoulders, elbows, and pockets to keep those points of contact dry, and the warmer wool covers the torso to keep your teeth from chattering as you charm the socks off your date. Check out Penfield’s Tweed and Hudson Wax contrast parka for a rugged feel. Our Fashionista keeps her neck and ears toasty with a thick knitted scarf that wraps around three, even four, times. She finishes off this battlefield-ready look with tapered trousers that lead you to bombshell caramel ankle boots. Check out this pair, a collaboration of NASTY GAL and Jeffrey Campbell. And like a true solidier, our Fashionista is armed with a small satchel to hold only the necessities : keys, wallet, phone and a tin of mints.
On your next date, borrow this military-inspired outfit, pair it with a warm smile and see sparks fly.
One Simple Change: Go further with your role play and lace up some combat boots for a rainy day outfit.