Meeting the parents is always an interesting situation. There are countless things that you may want to consider during the first encounter.
Will they like you? What do you talk about? Will they make meatloaf for dinner? Meatloaf is one of my biggest fears even in my own home. Needless to say, whether it’s the witty icebreaker you’ve been masterminding for the past week or the anxiety of what the possible home-cooked meal will be, what you are wearing shouldn’t be your biggest worry. You’re a Fashionista/o, right? This is easy! Here are a few steps to follow, along with an example: my lovely Fashionista!
Step one is to pick something that you are comfortable and therefore confident in. Something that makes you confident, however, may not always be be comfortable. In these situations it is best to wear something soft and movable, rather than stiff and immobile. Take my lovely Fashionista; she looks great in a bold cobalt blue maxi skirt. She’s making a statement while doing some damage control. The maxi skirt is a great choice because not only is it trendy, but it also covers all bases for some of the most conservative parents.
Step two is to find basic accessories that match well with the outfit. A great satchel might be the best accessory you can have because it has marvelous multitasking abilities. Not only is a bag a great way to jazz up your outfit, but it also serves as a safety blanket for some of the unanticipated obstacles. You never know what you will need during these instances; a breath mint, Kleenex or some ChapStick could ALWAYS come in handy.
Last but not least, step three deals with makeup. It is important to pay attention to this because just a little nude lip gloss, a natural blush and some mascara can go a long way. Though freelancing for different makeup companies has made my love for makeup grow even stronger, my advice is to let your amazing personality speak, not your red lipstick.
First impressions say a lot about a person, especially a Fashionista/o. Going into it, this Fashionista did a great job. She was able to check off all of the steps: comfortable and confident in her outfit, simple accessories and natural makeup. Above all, she did all of these three steps with confidence. Meeting the parents can be a frightening task but remember: in fashion, confidence is always key.
One Simple Change: If you’re worried about your shoulders being covered, switch out your necklace and add a trendy scarf to match the outfit! Adding a scarf will cover you up while adding a great accessory to show your style!