Monday, January 27, 2014

A Girl’s Guide to First Dates: EPISODE 1 “What to Wear?”

This week I’m going to be giving a breakdown of dating rules that should be essential for every girl out there. Let’s kick things off and start with THE PERFECT OUTFIT. For some, this isn’t a big deal. It’s the mere matter of scoping out the contents of your closet and tossing on whatever feels right. Others, this can be made out to be a Broadway musical. Every girl wants to look good for a date, especially when it’s with a guy you may really like, but when it comes to clothes, it the one thing that doesn’t have to be so complicated.

Whenever in doubt, ask a male friend for advice. I know what some of you girls are thinking right now, “What do guys know about fashion, let alone girls’ fashion?” Yeah, I’ll admit, this may sound weird, given that I’m accrediting the same individuals who think their favorite sport jerseys, with their hideously clashing color schemes, work with any outfit.

So what do men know about fashion? The answer: Nothing. Why ask them then? Well, if you’re going on a date with a guy, why not get the perspective of one of their very own?
All men know is what looks good, and that’s all that counts. Men don’t care if you’re toting a Prada bag or a $5.00 clutch you picked up on clearance at Wal-Mart. They don’t care if your heels are “soooo last season.” They don’t care that your nail polish matches perfectly with the shade of your blouse.

All they care about is if you look attractive. Sexy. Confident. No, I’m not saying you should give your guy friends the licensing to dress you like a Playboy Bunny. But more often than not, women are more focused on keeping up with trends than dressing in what men generally perceive as ‘sexy.’ Following whatever that Big Fashion Craze is at the moment will rarely ever play out in your favor with guys.
Don’t believe me? Well, just think about it this way. Ask any man what he thinks/ thought about a present/past fashion trend. Here’s the consensus:

You remember Uggs? Men hated them, still do, and always will HATE them!
Oversized purses? Reminds them of bag ladies.
Oversized sunglasses? Can you say “Alien meets Bug.”
Wedges? Eh-eh!

Big hats? “Leave them to Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.”

High-waisted pants, skirts, and shorts? Men are rarely ever fans of this one.
And don’t even get them started on Crocs!
Result, ask any guy out there, and they’re 95% guaranteed to tell you that they hate every single last one of those at-the-moment trends.

There’s a reason why men ogle at women like Mila Kunis and Eva Mendes. And trust me, it’s not because the prints on their dresses are all the rage. It’s because they know how to dress sexy. So don’t be afraid to consult your best bud and ask him for his input. They’re more perceptive to fashion than you may think.

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