I have an evening, drinks date this Saturday with a guy in West London. The thing is, he thinks I’m 26 and although I am 30 and proud, I like the way he’s thinking.
We are just going out for drinks so it will be a pretty chilled affair. What do you suggest I wear?
No matter what people say all first dates are actually interviews. However the key to this one, fashion-wise, is to look trendy not trend-led and easy-going not easy.
I would advise wearing the ultimate casual, functional bottoms- denim jeans (preferably slate-grey). However, I would opt for a skinny or slim-fitted pair with a bit of a rock-edge in the detailing. This can be illustrated through a slightly worn out or distressed detail. A pair of dainty, statement flats will punctuate your ‘easy-going and youthful’ nature nicely.
With your bottom half being low-key you can afford to up the stakes on your top half. Go for a vintage-like blouse with lace detailing (this A/W ’11 season, the Victorian trend is ‘in’, thanks to International designers like Alexander McQueen, Giles Deacon and Tory Burch) and wrap things up by pairing your ensemble with a smart blazer.
Also go easy on the makeup and accessories twenty-something girls don’t need all the bells and whistles to reign in the herd.