It might be a tale as old as time, but that doesn’t make the situation any less nerve-wracking. The holiday season is notorious for that often awkward handshake and “hello,” as couples take the next step and introduce their significant others to their families. Although this doesn’t always have to be an uncomfortable affair, something about being grilled on future plans and intentions by adults you really want to impress is enough to make anyone sweat. With all of this on the list of things to worry about, it doesn’t have to be made longer by wondering if your outfit is right. Make sure that first impression is one to be remembered (in a good way) by taking some tips from this Fashionisto.
He keeps things classic and timeless while still incorporating some of his personal flair with some extra special accessories that are very fitting for the winter season. The oatmeal colored pullover gives off a casual vibe, while the shawl collar keeps the look from seeming too relaxed. It seems to say, “Listen, I’m a really put-together, professional young man who desperately wants to make your daughter happy, but I’d also be interested in discussing football with you after dinner.” The plaid shirt peeking out from under the sweater is a subtle, yet very charming touch. Something about plaid shirts just seems to be universally appealing and I really believe a person can never go wrong with flannel. Dads love flannel.
Again, he keeps his look safe and collected by sticking with basics that always handle even the most harsh critique. Olive green pants are a nice neutral, but not as predictable as your typical khakis. Cuffing them at the ankles allow him to show off his desert boots, which are a classic shoe that is appreciated by nearly anyone. Incorporating a simple, yet elegant watch adds some professionalism that is sure to impress. The overall look is fairly simple, but he still lets his personal style peek through in tasteful and impactful ways.
Take some advice from this Fashionisto during this holiday season, or any time when you are faced with the dilemma of choosing an outfit to impress someone. Follow his example of sticking to neutrals and classics in order to keep the look from getting distracting, so you can really focus on making that first impression a good one. Don’t let this somewhat daunting situation turn into something that belongs in a Christmas comedy and stay on top of your game by turning up the charm with timeless pieces. There’s a reason some looks endure the test of time; stick with what works.