The time has finally come. You’ve been asked to meet the two most important people in your guy’s life, his parents. Yes, your relationship is serious enough to bring home to mom and dad. It’s only natural that you want to make the best first impression. You could become the daughter-in-law they always wanted or the story that is told at family get-togethers for years to come. Either way, after accepting their invitation and the waves of excitement and sheer terror have passed, finding the absolutely perfect outfit should be of the utmost importance.
While blankly staring at your closet wondering what to wear, think of a look between sweats and a tee and a ball gown and pearls. Okay, so maybe that was a little broad. Instead, try putting together a look that you would wear to class and add a chic twist to it.
This Fashionista hit the mark when it came to assembling a positively sublime outfit for meeting the parents. Denim jackets are truly a trend that never dies. They were popular in the ’80s and are still making fashion statements in 2013. This boyfriend fitted jacket perfectly complements her simple white tank top and blue pleated, tiered high-waisted skirt. Her look screams girl next door, which is exactly what parents like to see when scouting out potential future family.
This Fashionista’s beaded, multicolored necklace adds the perfect amount of edge to a rather clean-cut outfit. A statement necklace of this caliber is not just a piece of jewelry. It’s a conversation starter. Wearing this piece is a surefire way to garner a compliment from the Mrs.
Let’s not forget the shoes. These gladiator-esque sandals are spot on. Everything from the green and tan coloring to the woven style allows these to be another point of interest on this Fashionista.
I’d be lying if I said don’t sweat this day. While it is important to make a stellar first impression, it is more important to just be yourself. Don’t meet the parents in an ultra feminine get-up if you’re just going to switch into a black spiked choker when you get home. If your significant other loves you enough to bring you home, the intended outcome is that his parents will as well. With a lot of confidence and a super trendy outfit, there is no way any parent could not like you.
One Simple Change: Pair the denim jacket, statement necklace and sandals with a maxi dress and you’re ready for a girl’s night out to unwind from the “dreaded” parental encounter.