What should I wear to meet my boyfriend's parents?

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    You only have one shot to make a smashingly fashionable and charming impression on your new love's parents, so do it right. Here are some hard and fast rules to winning over your man's family without giving up your sense of style.

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    Must-Try Tip #1: Cue The Color

    Resist relying on your uniform of blacks, grays, and whites, and instead choose a sweet color palette. A silk top in inviting hues of mints, peaches, or pale pinks feels optimistic without being overwhelming. A relaxed silhouette with a crewneck looks sophisticated and smart, especially when paired with dark denim that's free of holes or destruction.

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    Must-Try Tip #2: Try Conversation Pieces

    Use your accessories as an opportunity to not only showcase your great taste, but to break the ice, too. Wear a colorful necklace reminiscent of your travels to South America or a cameo given to you by your great aunt Hilda. Choose something in shiny gold or cool silver that can both compliment your sweet-colored blouse and elevate your look.

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    Must-Try Tip #3: Wear Sensibly Superb Shoes

    This is not an occasion to debut your come-hither heels, but instead embrace the trend and appropriateness of stylish flats. If you're literally grounded—meaning "centered," not "in trouble"—then you will come off that way. That said, don't be tempted to throw on your standby weekend flats that are weathered and worn. Try a refined smoking slipper in a print or interesting texture (suede with studs, or an animal print) or a ballet-like flat with detailing, such as scalloping, bows, or a contrasting cap toe.

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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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