If, like me, you don’t get out much. It’s sometimes quite fun to make an extra special effort for the odd occasion when you do.
The other day my husband and I went to First Thursdays in Rosebank. I had been wanting to go for ages so was well excited that we managed to get our act together and get there. The plan was to go to Marble for a drink, and then take it from there.
I don’t have a lot of options when it comes to ‘going out clothes’ – as my husband likes to refer to them, but I know I have at least 4 evening tops and that’s fine for now, considering that we hardly ever go out!
So if you’re at a bit of a loss as to what to wear on a date, I can give you some suggestions of a few basics to incorporate into your wardrobe that will enable you to always have something to wear. Here they are:
- A black silk shirt. I got mine from Everlane when a friend was in the U.S. as I had been hunting for one for so long and never found anything locally.
- Anything with velvet. The texture of velvet takes your whole look up into the ‘smart’ category. I have worn my velvet-front sweater from Jigsaw too many times to remember and always get compliments on it. If velvet isn’t your thing think of having it as an accent, so even a thin velvet scarf or a top with velvet edging.
- A leather jacket. I always feel the cold so I usually take a jacket with me whenever we go out. A leather jacket works over basically anything and it’s way more cool than a pashmina!
- A pair of heels, or if you just don’t do heels, a pair of pointy flats in a shiny patent leather look awesome with skinnies or wide leg pants.
- A go-to pair of jeans that you know you look kick-ass in!
- Sequins – same as velvet, you don’t need to go all out but a sequinned accent gives instant glam factor.
I could list a bunch more but those are just some ideas of basics that I know you’d use, from my own personal experience as well as my time with clients.
And if all else fails WEAR LIPSTICK!
What’s your go-to for an evening out or date night?