What should I wear on a blind dinner date?

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    Dressing for a blind date can be even more daunting than the inevitable small talk. But choosing the right outfit can make a world of difference in how comfortable you feel throughout the night. Here are some fail-safe filters that will not only charm your date, but will help you feel like yourself, too.

     

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    Must-Try Tip #1: A Touch Of Soft

    Since you want to feel relaxed and appear approachable, try integrating deliciously soft textures and fabrics into your look. A buttery cashmere pullover in cream, camel, or even a soft pink will do the trick.

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    A relaxed tencel trouser or knit top that flatters and drapes will help you sit comfortably and reduce the urge to go home and change into pajamas.

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    Must-Try Tip #2: A Touch Of Edginess

    In sharp contrast to a luxe cozy piece, show a hint of your inner bad girl. Think: black leather trousers or skinny pants, a dark pencil skirt with zips, or a shoe with a rock and roll edge.

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    If you've opted for blue jeans for your look, a big, daring cuff will add the right amount of toughness.

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    Must-Try #3: A Touch Of Glamour

    You are no "girl next door," so show him. A timeless animal-print clutch can reveal your wild side, while a chunky gold necklace can add memorable shine and extra femininity.

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    PHOTO: The Chriselle Factor
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    PHOTO: Classroom Couture
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    PHOTO: The Golden Diamonds
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    You probably are already familiar with Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. These Los Angeles-based stylists are known for their work with red-carpet favorites like Emma Roberts and Mandy Moore, to name a few. In addition to their noteworthy stylist careers, the ladies are also the geniuses behind the beloved denim brand Current/Elliott. They will be answering your style questions, so be sure to submit your most pressing queries today!

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