Katie Holmes has had another random moment of style. This time she was snapped returning to her home with Tom Cruise after he spent the day promoting “Knight and Day.” Honestly, that sounds like a day of all work and no play for Katie, but at least she looked good. Come to think of it, wouldn’t this outfit be perfect for a casual date with Tom? Or any serious boyfriend or husband, for that matter? Your guy has seen you dressed to the nines and in your most comfy sick clothes, so for casual date night you only need a pair of sexy jeans, cute heels, and a button-down blouse that’s perfect for exposing the clavicle. Find out how to get Katie’s look after the jump. Keep reading »
Movie theaters and restaurants can feel downright frigid during the summer. That’s great for those who don’t want a high electricity bill but still want to cool off. It sucks, however, for those who get goose bumps from the slightest change in temperature. Renee Zellweger has the perfect outfit for dinner and a movie during a summer night. The ankle-length pants will keep legs toasty and the long-sleeves will do the same for the arms. Notice that the T-shirt is tissue-thin, though, so you won’t overheat while making the trek from the car or train to the door of your destination. Plus, those strappy heels will show off your sexy side. Get the details on how you can re-create Renee’s look after the jump, and don’t forget vibrant lipstick or nail polish for a pop of color. Keep reading »
Trolling street wear sites like Chictopia is one of my favorite online activities — after online shopping. Like others who are fans of these sites, I get inspiration for my own outfits. User FashionisaPlayground calls this look the “Fair weather sailor,” but I think it’s more suited for a daytime date on land. Although the shorts show off gorgeous gams, the look isn’t tarty because everything else — cleavage, arms, shoulders — is covered. So your date will get a hint of sex appeal but still pay attention to what you’re saying. Plus, the mixing of patterns — stripes and snakeskin — make the neutral palette exciting. Find out how you can get this look after the jump, and if thigh-grazing shorts aren’t your thing, a pair of Bermuda shorts would look just as cute. [Chictopia] Keep reading »
Poor Henry Holland had a bit of an embarrassing encounter, which he detailed on his Twitter: “My date just showed up in the exact jumper i’m wearing. It’s House of Holland. More embarrassing for him i think…” We’d have to agree with Mr. Holland. Poor guy was probably only trying to flatter the designer, and his wardrobe choice completely backfired.
Still, it’s pretty funny to think of this happening, even if you aren’t gay. With all this andro dressing going on, it wouldn’t be an impossibility to come dressed to a date, only to find the same American Apparel sweatshirt staring back at you in the face. Gulp.
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I know that this might sound like something outdated from a ladymag—but sometimes when getting dressed for a date, I purposefully wear what I call my “conversation piece,” a necklace that belonged to my grandmother. It’s a twisted gold chain that holds an ancient Roman coin pendant. I love this necklace and wear it a lot anyhow, but I’ve also come to find that an unusually high number of guys ask me about it. As the pattern developed, grandma’s necklace has become pretty useful in assessing and creating dialogues with guys when I’m on a date. (If, that is, the subject comes up. I’m not saying I wear this piece of jewelry to fill up pauses in the conversation, like, “Look, look at my necklace! Want to hear about it?”) Keep reading »
Every woman has been faced with the dilemma of what to wear on a date. We’ll ask anyone in earshot, including the fitting room attendant, but we hardly ever consult the person who has to accompany us on said date. Thankfully, The New York Post asked men what they want their date to wear on Valentine’s Day. Surprisingly, some got more creative than just saying, “Nothing.” Keep reading »
Part three in our series about The Hills‘ girls’ style is Audrina Partridge. The most “rock ‘n’ roll” of the group, Audrina has a real knack for infusing even the most basic items with a edge, which she softens with feminine touches. She’s not afraid to play up her sexuality but always manages to stop short of being too overtly sexual.
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Ashlee Simpson has had her share of hits and misses in the style department, from her days as a wild punk rocker (miss) to her transition to a buxom blonde (hit), and hundreds of other looks, hairdoâ€™s, styles, and so on in between. However, ever since she hooked up with Fall out Boy lead singer Pete Wentz, Ashlee seems to have come into her own and developed a unique signature style that is a part punk, part sexy vixen, part avant-garde trendsetter, that suits her to perfection (come on, you know you kind of hate yourself for it, but you have to admit youâ€™re kind of starting to envy her style!). In pictures of the two, Ashlee looks absolutely radiant- serving as further evidence to the universal truth that feeling good is the most essential ingredient to looking good. For my next â€˜date nightâ€™ edition, I looked to Ashlee for inspiration. She always looks confident, happy, sleek, and never overdone.
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Last time we set the boundaries for what a first date outfit should entail. Remember, the look should reflect who you are, shouldnâ€™t give it all away (too tight, low cut, and too short are NO-NOâ€™S), shouldnâ€™t appear as though you tried too hard, and conversely, like you didnâ€™t put any effort into your look at all. The outfit I devised to meet all these guidelines included jeans, a flirty top, a blazer, and boots. However, this might not work for everyone — say, women who LIVE in dresses (as many of my friends do). A dress does not always have to indicate high-maintenance, and finding a dress you love and building upon it with fabulous accessories may result in that ever-so-elusive understated sexy, laid back, fun to hang with-vibe that is guaranteed to keep him transfixed by you. Just check out the look sported by Anne Hathaway!
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