When it comes to dressing for a first date, there’s a general rule of thumb I think always works. First is the art of subtle elevation. Much like the no-makeup makeup look, there are little details that’ll quietly elevate a look, like jewellery, a plush bag or tailoring with strappy heels. Second is comfort. If you’re not a heel wearer, opt for something you feel relaxed in. Slip-on flats are equally chic.
Dressing for all eventualities is a form of empowerment. Of course, the type of date has a bearing on your outfit choice, as you’re less likely to turn up to a picnic in 10-inch stilettos. (Although, if that’s what you fancy, wear them with pride!) There’s an evident playfulness with this season’s most famed pieces—cut-outs, minis and ankle-strap heels—so there are various options if you’re looking for something alluring. I believe that the bones of a wardrobe are the best fashion allies when we want to look and feel our best—the oversized shirt and jeans, a daytime midi elevated with sleek accessories or tailored trousers paired with a décolletage-bearing top.