WHAT TO WEAR: Meet the Parents

I love wearing dresses to stay cool in the summer because they make for such easy outfits. A feminine dress is also a great option to meet the parents for the first time. Meeting the parents and making a good first impression can be super intimidating, so you want to feel confident in what you’re wearing.  Ideally, you should be dressed a little nicer than usual, but not look like you’re trying too hard. Your look should also be sophisticated and on the conservative side.

This Fashionista is dressed perfectly for the occasion. Her mod-inspired color-block dress is both flattering and chic. This dress is the perfect length and fit to show his parents that you are a classy and sophisticated young woman. The little black Rebecca Minkoff bag gives this look a stylish edge and coordinates back to the black lines in the dress. Neutral tan sandals lengthen your legs and keep the look effortless and comfortable. This stylish student also keeps her hair and makeup natural.  Meeting the parents is not the best time to try out a crazy new makeup trend. Stick with neutral eyes and soft pink lips. Save the neon eyeliner for a different day.

One Simple Change: A fun dress like this can be easily updated if you’re going to a fashion show or concert after your lunch date with the parents.  Add a leather biker jacket and open toe booties for a downtown cool vibe. Maybe try a dark red lip as well.