We’re introducing something new to the blog today! It’s a little advice segment that we’re calling “Dear DeDe”. I’m super excited to share one of my passion for fashion and in particular fashion dilemmas with our TSU readers. Friends and family over the years have come to me for advice about what to wear for a myriad of occasions, and mostly importantly where to get it at a good price. We thought you would benefit from my fashion and shopping obsession.
Sooo, Dear DeDe launches today and will be a column that focuses on solving your fashion quandaries. I love a good fashion/shopping dilemma, so please send them to me on our Facebook page or DearDeDeQuestion@gmail.com. Our first question actually comes from our very own Spinsters Union co-founder Juliette. She asks, “Dear DeDe, what’s a cute outfit I can wear to a date to a basketball game? Caveat, I’m pretty sure I don’t have any romantic chemistry with this guy. Help!”
My lovely Juliette,
Well let’s be honest even if we’re not feeling the chemistry we still want them to find us attractive and of course, look our best when we’re out in public. Plus, you never know when you’re going to meet someone you do have romantic chemistry with, so I recommend that you do what I like to call subtle sexy like Beyoncé except for the sky high heels. Subtle sexy is that effortless look of just throwing on some basic items with that have a simple sex appeal to them.
I suggest ripped fitted jeans in black or boyfriend jeans with a few strategically placed rips on the legs (not near the crotch though – remember keep it classy!), a t-shirt, sneakers, and a sleek topper like a bomber or military jacket. Most importantly for this look is to keep your footwear event appropriate unless you are Beyoncé sitting courtside and leaving the game in a limo. So, bust out your favorite Chucks, Dunks, or flats and get fashion bonus points if you cuff at the bottom of the jeans to show off your kicks and if you throw a funky hat into the mix. Keep the make-up natural and easy, no bright lipstick that screams “kiss me”.
Lastly, just in case there might be a chance for some romantic chemistry definitely make sure you smell good. Just remember a tiny bit of fragrance goes a long way… Nothing is worse than someone whose smell overwhelms the room 10 minutes after they leave it, conversely there’s nothing better than getting a faint and teasing whiff of them when you’re reaching over for the popcorn that he’s holding.
Below are two examples of how to rock this look.
Folake Kuye Huntoon of Style Pantry
Blair Eadie of Atlantic Pacific Blogspot