Butterflies in your stomach, not being able to concentrate all day, frantically changing your outfit a hundred times and hating the mirror for not giving you the refection you want. You guessed it—the symptoms of going on a first date. I feel that we have lost sight of the fact that dates are supposed to be something fun with meeting someone new, getting dressed up, going somewhere you normally wouldn’t. Instead, we have added all of this unnecessary stress and pressure to try and make dating perfect. It is all of those mess-ups and unexpected turns that make the best memories.
This Fashionista chose a perfect outfit for a casual date night that is both flirty and fun. Her flowing dress is absolutely adorable and works for a variety of settings, from the movie theatre to a local carnival. I love the fact that this dress is not only color-blocked, but that the top adds some extra texture to her outfit. The crochet top of her dress contrasts seamlessly with the colorful, zig-zag, cinched belt. The little stripe of blue matches her eyes and really makes them stand out. My favorite part of the dress is he color scheme, I think blue, yellow and coral make an undeniable combination.
Trying to pull an accent color from the belt, this Fashionista chose to accessorize with large coral stud earrings. I am actually obsessed with this trend of statement earrings; they are simple, yet bold. While statement necklaces are huge right now, statement earrings do a better job at pulling attention up to your face. She chose to stay in the color family and finished her outfit with her two-toned Jack Rodgers. While the coral matches her earrings, the metallic, gold accents complement the yellow in her dress. I love that these sandals have a little heel on them. It is not too high, but just high enough to give you that little extra confidence.
One Simple Change: If the date goes well, and the two of you keep dating, hopefully you’ll get to meet the parents. This dress would be perfect for that situation as well, just add jean jacket or cardigan over top.