WHAT TO WEAR: Meet the Parents

There comes a point in every relationship when it’s time to meet the parents. It’s a nerve-wracking experience for many, but you can ease some of your worries by dressing to impress. It’s no secret that first impressions count for a lot (no pressure or anything), so make sure when you walk through that door, you’re putting your best foot forward. Seriously, make sure you’re wearing nice shoes.

This Fashionisto knows how to dress up his look while still letting his personality show. It’s obviously key to look nice but it’s also always important to let your personality show in your outfits. While moms and dads appreciate meeting a nicely dressed boyfriend or girlfriend, don’t forget that they also want to get to know you as a person. So don’t hide your signature pieces that show your off your personality!

This Fashionisto’s signature pieces include his gauges, his promotional sunglasses and his Nixon tides watch. Amid his button-up shirt and dressy shorts, these signature pieces help show off his adventurous spirit to his new girlfriend’s parents. Plus, nothing is a better conversation starter than a pair of promotional sunglasses. When they see the logo, it gives them a chance to ask about it and get to know you and your life. His orange, colorful watch draws attention to the eye and upon further inspection, the Nixon Tides watch shows this Fashionista’s devotion to the ocean and his surfing hobby.

He keeps the rest of his outfit dressy by donning a blue and white checkered button-up shirt. He pairs his button-up with a pair of yellow shorts and white Quiksilver slip-on sneakers. His outfit is simple and versatile, yet it’s still youthful and fun. Colored shorts are great to pair with button-ups, but instantly add a level of fun to your outfit.

One Simple Change: Going over to the house for a home cooked meal instead of going out to eat? Dress down your outfit by either swapping out the colored shorts for dark wash denim or the button-up for a more casual shirt, such as a Polo Ralph Lauren T-shirt. You’ll feel more comfortable being dressed appropriately for the occasion, but you’ll still have the satisfaction of knowing you look good.