When it comes to dating, some girls just have that je ne sais quoi—or is it the strategic use of the color blue in their wardrobe? (It’s probably a little of both.) Fortunately, you have more control than you think over how others perceive you, thanks to freedom of expression via your personal style. Never is this more apparent than when you’re hoping to snag a date for next weekend. As you probably already know, the key is to leave a little (or even a lot) to the imagination, so keeping it classy is essential. And don’t underestimate the power of simplicity. You never know a person’s taste for flair in the fashion realm, and nothing beats pared-down chic.
That said, while it’s great to impress others with your look, always keep in mind it’s about feeling comfortable and confident in whatever you wear. After all, you are the only person you need to impress every day.
Scroll down for our roundup of surefire items to catch that certain someone’s attention, in the best way possible!
We think most would agree that there’s nothing wrong with adding a little edge to your look—even better when there’s a dash of sweetness thrown in for contrast (as in, pairing a leather jacket with your floral-print skirt).
There’s something about the pure, fresh look of a girl in white that grabs your attention. Achieve the innocent look with either separates or a flirty dress—they won’t discriminate.
It’s pretty much a given that a necklace is the most frequently noticed piece of jewelry (hello, collarbone/décolletage area), so layer those subtle chains with aplomb.
You’ve probably noticed by now that cropped denim flares are our current denim style of choice, but that’s not necessarily the case with the majority of the population, who will always be partial to figure-hugging skinny jeans.
Stumped as to what to wear for a date? Silky camisole, high-waisted jeans. Done.
Survey says that a lovely, feminine frock is the consistent favorite when it comes to garnering attention and compliments.
Despite the growing popularity of sneakers and flats, you can’t deny the power of a girl in heels, but walking at a snail’s pace while you teeter around town isn’t ideal. Try sturdy block heels instead. You’ll be on trend with feet firmly planted on the ground.
Fact: Everyone loves blue. It’s flattering, it’s bold, and it pairs beautifully with other colors. If you want to stand out in a sea of crimson or black in a shade that’s just as sultry, add some blue to your closet.
What do you wear when you want to impress? Comment below!
This post has been updated since it was originally published on August 8, 2014.