When it comes to love, they say all it takes is one look. I disagree; all it takes is one outfit.
Our generation’s love stories usually consist of a description of the guy with the crisp half-zip next to you in class, the girl in the black dress across the room or even the guy who wears your hometown team’s hoodie. What we wear will always spark the interest of others. Which is why you’ve strutted your stuff from class, to bars, to house parties trying to catch the eye of that special someone with stylish outfit after outfit. Planning before your shared class which top or pair of shoes will catch the other’s attention. Finally, he or she notices you and thus your spring fling begins.
Giddy, happy and hopelessly addicted to one another, you spend every waking stylish moment together. But then, those three nerve-racking words leave your significant other’s mouth: meet my parents! Frantically, you scour your closet, your friend’s closets and heck even your own parent’s closets trying to find the most picture perfect “hello I’m the one kissing your son/daughter” outfit. Eventually landing on one of many outfits you’ve dug through, nervously you embark to meet the people who raised your significant other.
This Fashionista nails her meet the parents look. Her blue floral dress is casual, easy yet still perfectly polished. Paired with her on-trend leather jacket she adds edge to an otherwise frilly look. The contrast between girly and biker chick works perfectly and all culminates with her shoe choice of Tory Burch ‘Reva’ snakeskin ballet flats that transition her outfit to become on the preppy side. With her hair slicked back into an effortless ponytail she lets her outfit do the talking and gives her beaming smile the attention it deserves.
It may seem difficult at the time, but your significant other’s parents aren’t going to fall for you because of your outfit. Instead, they’re going to be impressed with your demeanor, sense of humor and intelligence—the outfit is just the cherry on top! So, keep calm and smile on my fashionable friends.
One Simple Change: Heading out with friends after you meet the parents? Switch up your shoes to a funky pair of wedges and add some neon Alexis Bittar earrings to pay into the edginess of the leather jacket.