WHAT TO WEAR: Meet The Parents

What to Wear

Meeting your significant other’s parents can be a frightening ordeal, but with the right outfit and confidence, you can definitely pull it off with ease (or something close to it.) I personally like dressing up for lots of different occasions. Kate Spade, one of my favorite designers, said, “You start playing dress up at age five and you never really stop.” I’m not saying take out the prom dress you wore two years ago to try to impress them. As a matter of fact, I am saying do not do that. That would be weird. They wouldn’t like you. Instead, dress comfortably, casually and fashionably. Easier said than done? That’s what I’m here for.

Don’t go for super trendy right away. Maybe the style on campus is to wear a beanie with studs and spikes, (I myself stud my own jeans) but there is a time and place for that and it is not the living room couch with your boyfriend or girlfriend’s parents. The bright sweater and black leggings duo this Fashionista is wearing is perfect for the occasion. With full coverage on top, the leggings can be tight without being inappropriate. Making a statement with the bright color, it adds personality to the outfit without overshadowing you as a person. Sweaters are huge this winter so they can go with lots of outfits. Keep it bright and you’ll easily be remembered. If bright isn’t your thing, try an embellished sweater like this one from Top Shop. To finish an outfit, boots are always a go-to for the cold weather. Plus the riding boot extends your leg so they’re perfect with this oversized sweater.This fashionista is already naturally gorgeous so she feels great keeping her outfit simple and chic. The first time you meet the parents, you can’t go wrong keeping it classy, at least with your outfit.

One Simple Change: To make this outfit perfect for a date night to the movies, there is a quick fix. By adding either black wedge heels like these from Nine West, you can make your outfit go from simple and chic to glam. If heels aren’t your thing, another simple change you can make for date night is to add a jacket over the sweater. A perfect jacket for this would be a sleeveless jean jacket. Not into denim? Well, I found an old jean jacket at the thrift store last summer, cut off the sleeves, added some studs, bleached the whole thing and frayed the edges. It totally lost its blue denim quality and anything DIY (do-it-yourself) is perfect for thrifty college kids. For less than three dollars, I added a fantastic piece into my wardrobe that is great for date nights and lots of other occasions!

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