6 Hot Winter Outfits to Wear on a First Date
First dates are nerve-wracking enough without throwing style into the equation. A thousand thoughts go through your head during those pre-date hours, like “What if we run out of things to talk about?,” “What if this person is boring?,” and, of course, “What the heck am I going to wear?” Pulling together a classy, seasonally appropriate winter outfit like a midi dress that will leave a lasting impression in all the right ways is a serious test of patience and sartorial savvy, but that’s where these six outfits come in. They take all the guesswork out of getting dressed so you can step out of the house feeling confident and stress-free. Here’s what to wear on your first date this winter.
An LBD steps in to save the day when you’re in a style bind — it’s effortlessly chic and crazy versatile. Layer it over a jazzed-up turtleneck in a dreamy plum hue and pair it with elegant drop earrings and festive shimmery tights. Slip on a pair of block heeled ankle boots and add a metallic clutch for good measure.
For a Fancy Cocktail First Date Outfit
A long-sleeved jumpsuit with a playful cutout strikes just the right balance of classy and sassy, making it the ultimate date-night piece. Rock it with ladylike Mary Janes with a modern edge and a luxe faux fur coat that introduces a note of glam.
For a Next-Level Netflix and Chill First Date
For chillin’ on the indoors or heading out to catch a flick with a crowd, a cozy knit is probably looking pretty prime. Make your favorite sweater feel after-hours appropriate by styling it with a pair of leather look leggings and lace-up stiletto booties.
For a Coffee Meetup First Date Outfit
Casual cafe dates call for something effortless, elegant and understated, and this outfit definitely delivers. Jeans ground the getup in laid-back territory, while a layered cape and drape front shirt have the whole sophisticated thing on lock. Toss on a thin necklace and a few stackable rings for a bit of minimalist polish; then head out the door in a pair of shearling-lined block heel booties.
For an NYE First Date Outfit
Capture the essence of the cold weather season with a silvery skirt and embellished sweater that channel shimmering icicles and falling snowflakes. To match the contemporary feel of the combo, pair the outfit with of-the-moment accessories, like a high-shine clutch in a rich wine-colored hue and cheetah print ghillies.
For a Right-After-Work First Date Outfit
This classic getup is anything but boring, serving up a healthy dose of texture and drama. Fringe adds a fun, funky vibe to an understated top, while jacquard trousers feel a little bit regal without going over the top. A knotted necklace makes the navy top really pop, while velvety pumps are the perfect on-trend way to pull together the look.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)