WHAT TO WEAR: Casual Date Night

What to Wear

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time to say, “Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number so call me maybe.” (Note: do not actually serenade your date with this choice of song if you’re looking for a second date). While the biggest dating concern for some may be finding cute ways to eat a cheeseburger (save yourself the Google search—there are none), others stress over what to wear. We’ve all been there, the ‘I want to look fresh to death, but I don’t want to look like I’m trying too hard’ look. I’d imagine solving this conundrum would make you feel as euphoric as Thomas Edison felt when inventing the light bulb. Anyway, maybe this week’s Fashionista is smiling over the thought of her date, but I say she’s smiling because she’s cracked the code on what to wear. Either way, all hail this chic chick.

Going for the casual but cute feel, this Fashionista dons earthy tones from head to toe. She pairs a black blouse with cream leggings, creating a figure-flattering, fashionable look. To distract her date from getting lost in her eyes, she wears a gold, statement, bib necklace. The necklace has the perfect amount of va-va-voom to it; a little glitz and glam can go a long way, right?

My favorite piece of her ensemble has to be her canvas jacket with a cinched waist. The unique embroidery creates a pattern that dares you to take a second look; it’s subtle, but certainly effective. Similarly so, her cross-body bag is classy with a bit of a textured edge. She matches casual with sophistication perfectly; the perfect recipe for a casual date night.

So, fear no more over what to wear when date night suddenly turns into something more than Chinese food and a Sex and the City marathon with your girlfriends. Follow the lead of this Fashionista and find that fine line between casual and eye-catching.

One Simple Change: If your date was mesmerized by your ability to make eating a cheeseburger look chic, chances are he or she will up the ante and ask for a Fancy Date Night. Trade out the leggings for a sleek, black cigarette pant, say sayonara to the boots and hello to heels.

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