Are you about to go out on a first date with someone special you've just met?
First dates can be a lot of fun, but they can also be very nervewracking. Luckily, there are things you can do when preparing for your date to calm your nerves. And no, we don't mean taking a swig from a bottle of tequila (as tempting as it may be).
Putting together a dynamite outfit is what really can help you calm your nerves for the first date. After all, if you look good, you feel good.
And, while there's a lot that goes into picking a first date outfit, one thing you should really focus on is the jewelry. The right jewelry can help bring your look together, make you stand out, and make your look memorable.
But, what jewelry should you wear on a first date?
Check out this guide to learn the top tips for choosing jewelry for your first date outfit.
First things first, you'll want to figure out the location of the first date. This will determine whether or not you should pick jewelry that's more classy or casual.
After all, you don't want to end up wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and a choker to a piano concert, do you?
If your date wants to keep the location a surprise (how romantic) then you should at least ask for hints. Or, ask them what the dress code is at the location.
But, even if you don't know the exact location of the date, you can at least go off of the time of day as a starting point. For example, if your date is during the day, then you'll want to keep your jewelry simple and chic and avoid statement pieces.
If your date is during the night, you may want to pry for more details in order to figure out if your outfit needs to be simple or more elegant.
Obviously, a walk in the park is quite different from a night of pub crawling. If you want to adapt your jewelry to fit the occasion of the date, here are some ideas:
Dinner and a movie is a classic first date activity. And, we totally get why- great food, great conversation, and great entertainment make for one great night.
For this occasion, we suggest wearing a nice floral dress paired with a jean jacket and some comfortable shoes. Then, you can pair the outfit with a lotus necklace, a pair of stud earrings, and a charm bracelet. Or, if you feel comfortable wearing them, a medium-sized pair of gold hoop earringsare also a great option.
If your date plans to sweep you off your feet on the dance floor, then a little black dress is the perfect outfit option.
You can pair your little black dress with a statement cuff, a pair of stud earrings, and a choker.
Or, you could wear something a little edgier such as a pair of dark leather pants, stacked rings, and gold hoop earrings.
If you're going for a walk, heading to the beach, or going on a picnic, then you'll want to make sure to dress the part so that you stay comfy in nature.
Avoid pieces that are over the top such as heels, dresses, tight skirts, or statement jewelry. Instead, go for something simple and comfy like a pair of tight jeans, a graphic tee and a pair of comfortable shoes.
You can pair the look with textile, leather, or wood jewelry. And if you want to give off a cool hippie vibe, try stacking your bracelets.
While there aren't any exact rules for wearing jewelry on the first date, there are some pieces of jewelry that can really send the wrong message or lead your date astray.
So, keep these simple do's and don'ts in mind when selecting jewelry for your first date:
A first date is not the right setting for wearing a jewelry set. In fact, being too matchy-matchy can be boring, and there's nothing less romantic than a boring first date.
To keep your style interesting and fresh, try layering your necklaces and mismatching earrings. Or, just keep your jewelry minimal so the rest of your outfit can serve as the main focus.
While stacked pearls can look amazing, wearing them on a first date can make it look like you're ready to head to the red carpet.
This can be intimidating for the person you're on a date with, so instead, stick to a single pearl necklace or a pearl pendant.
There are definitely occasions that call for big, colorful cuffs, but a first date definitely isn't one of them.
A bunch of stacked colorful cuffs will be a distraction to your date. You're likely going to be gesturing with your hands a lot to explain stories. And instead of listening to what you're saying, your date is going to be distracted by your jewelry.
At the end of the day, your date should like you for you, not for the type of jewelry you're wearing.
So, above all else, make sure you pick jewelry that you feel yourself in so your date can get to know the real you.
As you can see, choosing jewelry for your first date outfit isn't that difficult.
Just pick some simple pieces that you love and feel like yourself in, and you'll be ready to go.
If you have any questions about picking out first date jewelry, comment below. And, be sure to check out our necklacesto start putting your jewelry look together.