By: Savannah Gaines Email
By: Savannah Gaines Email

First dates... easily one of the most awkward things you can experience. There’s so much to worry about like having something on your face to the inevitable word vomit. All day the words, “what am I going to wear?” flash through your head constantly. The perfect outfit, is the last thing you want to stress about. Well, remain calm. I have a solution to your problem, it's what I like to call the 3 C’s!

Chic: Channel your inner Reese Witherspoon. Focus on chic looks that make you look like the “wifey type.” A simple way to add a little chic is by incorporating a simple trend like stacking your bracelets, aka "arm candy." It won’t draw too much focus from you, but make you look up to date and trendy.

Classic: Go with classic pieces that keep you looking put together, yet fresh at the same time. An easy way to do this is with a tailored blazer. Not only will you look sophisticated, but a blazer is flattering on pretty much everyone.

Comfortable: Pick a breathable fabric like cotton that won’t cling to your body. Let’s be real, you never know when the nervous sweats will sneak up on you! Don't be ashamed, it happens to the best of us.

My Date Night Outfit Outline: I say go with skinny jeans. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of bootleg or flare, but that doesn't mean it's wrong. I prefer skinnys, because they look good with flats or boots, and can be cuffed if they’re too long, which makes for an easy transition from heels to flats. I suggest going with a ballet flat in case you get stuck walking all over the town. For your top half wear a V-neck or a tank with a blazer or sweater. I'm sure you've noticed the weather is ever changing so, if it's hot outside you can easily take off the extra layer, but you won’t freeze to death in a restaurant. Use this date fashion outline and pick flattering colors, add texture, and exciting prints. Remember, don’t be afraid to add accessories that show off your personality; this can be anything from scarfs, a cute headband, or a trendy belt!

So next time you feel the anxiety of a first date sneaking up on you, take a deep breath and remember the 3 C’s. Visit CW8’s Pinterest for some fashion inspiration.

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