Dating at any age can be nerve-racking, intimidating, and stressful let alone as a mature woman. Believe me I know because I am there… right now! You don’t want your look to reflect how you might be feeling! You want to look cool, confident, and friendly, maybe even flirty. Let’s work with what you can control: your wardrobe. Your jitters will back off when your fashionable style comes forward. When you know you look good, you can relax and be present in the situation. Get ready as I give you 4 scenarios full of fashion tips for reentering the dating scene.
Today we’ll start with dressing for a casual date, since most often, especially with on-line dating, you generally meet for coffee. The next scenario will be published in my upcoming newsletter. Scenario 3 will be the next blog and Scenario 4 will be included in another future newsletter. Are you signed up to receive my newsletter? Great!! If not, please simply signup by clicking here!
Scenario 1: Dressing for casual dates: coffee shop dates, a stroll in the park, Saturday lunch
You don’t want to be overdressed for casual dates but being under-dressed might send the wrong message. You could come off looking aloof, bored, or like you don’t care. And you do! So let’s dress the part.
Outfit: Wear great-fitting jeans with a silk top or blouse paired with a cardigan or cropped leather jacket. Or wear a loose open weave sweater with a camisole underneath. A cute strappy sandal is perfect for warmer weather and boots or booties make a great choice for colder weather. Avoid running shoes.
Wear your most flattering colour up near your face, in a top or a scarf, so your eyes sparkle and you look radiant and youthful.
Accessories: Wear your signature jewelry. Or if you’re wearing a thin sweater or long tunic, adorn your chest with layered thin necklaces or wear a long pendant. A few bangles on the wrist are a nice touch.
Makeup: Go light on the makeup for your daytime look. No false eyelashes! Add colour in your lipstick. Nails should be polished or at least manicured.
Tip#1: I always have a pair of running shoes with me in the car in case my new acquaintance and I want to walk and continue the conversation. I also, have a pair of flat slip on shoes that are my driving shoes, because often I like to wear heels and since I drive a stick shift, heels are not practical. So, I wear my driving shoes and change into my dressy shoes at my destination.
Tip #2: If you are interested in another date after the first meeting, try meeting in various situations so you have a chance to see how this person acts in different environments.
Stay tuned for 3 other date occasions; active dates such as biking, sailing or hiking, evening dates and formal dates. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to receive 2 of these 4 scenarios. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter too! Join in the conversation and get more fashion ideas!
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Until next time,