When I was creating the impress your date outfit I realised one thing, have not been on a date in over 10 years (wow, just saying this out loud makes me cringe). It is scary to think how time flies when you’re in a relationship and though you go on ‘dates’ when in a relationship somehow it is different to when you’re not in a relationship.
I started thinking about back in the day, when I was fresh on the dating market searching for that one who would inevitably change my life (for better or worse) but change it would be. I kept going back to that feeling of wanting to ‘impress your date’ when you’re meeting for the first time, are official, being introduced to their friends and even meeting their family for the first time.
Even though most of us don’t think of us as impressing our dates for these occasions in actuality that is exactly what we are doing.
Impress Your Date
Since it’s been a while since I last went on a first time, I figured I share what I threw together recently on a not so ‘first date’ type of gathering but did call for the ‘impress your date’ kind of look. Most of us struggle with what to wear on special occasions or important gatherings, I know I do a lot of the time. But I have realised recently that I spend so much time over thinking it.
Those who know me, know that I dress for comfort first before style but then again lately I have been upping my style sense and I am thinking about how I am dressing and planning what is appropriate where. So when I had to attend a recent special occasion, I had several options and they were all simple and yet stylish. For this particular special occasion I am thinking about, I thought wearing a shirt dress was exactly what the doctor ordered.
Those in the UK know how crazy hot it’s been the last 2 weeks and not that we are complaining, we are just trying to get used to it. As someone who was born in a warm client and had, hard to adapt to new climate it’s been absolutely glorious if not torturous at times.
I felt dressing simple and light was the way to go and even during the evenings I did not need a cardigan as it was still warm enough.
I decided to pair a lovely shirt dress with open toed sandals and my large tote bag which practically carries my entire house excluding the kitchen sink. To make the outfit more stylish and standout a bit more, I threw together a couple of simple jewelry.
Like I said earlier, I tend to over think my outfits sometimes and it’s been forever since I last went on a ‘first’ date. What do you think of my impress your date outfit? Is this something you would wear? What did you wear on your most recent date?