I just joined a dating website (very spur of the moment) and if I'm going to be going out on dates, I need to put together some "go-to" outfits. I've rarely dated someone I didn't already know, so I think this could be interesting. A good pencil skirt has been by #1 piece in the past ... What are some other essential wardrobe pieces? Also, are jeans really that bad on a first date? Half the time you go somewhere really casual? Also, if my date wants to do lunch, what are some good ways to jazz up my work wardrobe?
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Obviously it depends on where you're going, who you're going with, and what time of the day it is.
If it's a day time date - they're usually less 'formal' than evening dates. Less dolled up and a bit more casual.
Honestly, it's all dependant on a lot of things; but to me, a pencil skirt might be a bit too 'business and formal' than you know - a first meeting and casual get together. Dress up, make an effort, but remember to not go over the top.
Jeans are fine if they're a good cut, well fitted, and crisp. A pair of slim fit black jeans of example, or dark black - avoid pale or faded.
Pair with heels and a more dressy top.
Just stick to your style, you want to portray yourself most importantly. If all goes well this guy is going to be seeing you again - and well - you don't want to make yourself something you're not. I'm not saying don't try - simply don't try too hard.
Think classy but not business meeting; think casual, but not too casual. Dressed up - but not hitting the clubs.
It's all about striking a happy medium and also reading the guy you're meeting up with. If he's a high-end businessman taking you to a posh restaurant, you'd dress up more so than say meeting a teacher in a coffee shop.
As for jazzing up a work wardrobe, accessories are an easy way. Add a bright colored bag, or statement heels. Not too much, maybe just one thing.
Or a 'boyfriend' fit blazer over a blouse.2