How to Dress for a Day Date

The day date is anxious enough: what to wear to still look great, but not overly sexy.
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The day date is anxious enough: what to wear to still look great, but not overly sexy. Take cue from the French and opt for a flirty floral number paired with kitten heels and a little Chanel.
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The Dress

Perfect for an Easter lunch with his parents, opt for a dress with just enough coverage.

Betsey Johnson Sleeveless Floral-Print Belted Dress, $148; Macys.com

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The Lip

Pair a light pink dress with a more intense pink (not red) lip color for the day.

Chanel Rouge Allue Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Melodieuse and Fougueuse, $35; Macys.com

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The Dress

Muted florals work seamlessly under denim vests and jackets to add a bit of edge to an otherwise girly getup.

French Connection Floral-Print Dress, $148; Macys.com

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The Tote

Grab a great floral tote for an overnight excursion or a day flea market hoping.

Dooney and Bourke Flowers Leisure Shopper, $198; Macys.com

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The Matte Lip

Muted floral patterns need a pop of color elsewhere. Try an intense matte lipstick in varying shades of pink.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Color, $35; Macys.com

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The Shoe

A kitten heel is the perfect accoutrement for a spring dress—it offers just enough lift but is still wearable if lots of walking is part of the plan.

Marc Fisher Hien Ankle Strap Pumps, $79; Macys.com

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The Dress

A bodycon floral number is the perfect dress for late afternoon dates that can lead well into the evening. Opt for a light jacket to hang over your shoulders for some slight cover up until the sun sets.

GUESS Floral-Print Bodycon Dress, $79; Macys.com

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The Crop Top

Floral separates can easily work together or with just about anything else in your closet. From jeans, to cropped pants, to solid hued skirts, this cropped top tee (and matching skirt on the next slide) is the perfect addition to any spring wardrobe.

MADE Fashion Week for Impulse Faux-Leather Cropped Top, $59; Macys.com

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The Skirt

MADE Fashion Week for Impulse Floral-Print Skirt, $79; Macys.com

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The Blush

When wearing a bold print or bright colors, keep your makeup neutral. A few swipes of mascara, a lip light, and a slight dusting of a rosey hue on your cheeks is all you need.

Chanel Cream Blush, $38; Macys.com

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The Dress

Some dates cause serious butterflies—especially when you’re a plus one to a family function. Adding a black moto jacket or boyfriend blazer will still make you feel like you while making a great first impression.

Jessica Simpson Sleeveless Floral-Print Dress, $148; Macys.com

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The Nails

If your date is just not conducive to a dress, pick a fun nail polish color that will look just lovely on your fingers while intertwined with his.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color, $27; Macys.com

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