What To Wear For...A Coffee Date

After reflecting on the relationship between fashion and sex, I realized I left something out: romance. What is that you ask? In our post-adolescent, pre-real-adult college state, we often completely ignore the concept of romance. Personally, I cringe at the sight of flowers, chocolates, and other romantic paraphernalia that suffocate us all on Valentine's Day. However, seeing as some of us may occasionally go on dates (weird meetings in which you get to know somebody), I thought I may provide a general guide for dressing. 
Generally, the rule for dates (especially lunch and coffee dates during the day) is to look like you're not trying so hard. So basically you end up searching your closet for half an hour for the perfect top that looks effortless, and then you spend another half an hour putting on the perfect I'm-just-this-naturally-beautiful make-up. To try to cut down that not-trying-so-hard time, just choose something simple, polished, and figure-flattering. You don't need to compromise your sartorial integrity or personal style (you don't NEED to wear an LBD) to do that- your cute, go-to patterned top will be perfect with a simple pair of jeans. Heels definitely are NOT a MUST for day dates, but if you can find a comfortable and casual pair (like a par of booties), they'll be flattering without being too dressy. A leather jacket is always a great way to exude confidence (a little edge is never a bad thing) and also subtly sex appeal. Finally, keep the bag simple by not letting it overwhelm you; this isn't the time for your giant carryall where you store every single receipt and ticket stub you've collected over the years- that'll just lead to you fumbling around in your bag for a lip balm for 10 minutes looking like a ditz (I speak from experience, guys).

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