Q. I am going to a Mets baseball game in April for a first date! I am so excited, but what to wear??? It will probably be chilly and a there’s always a good chance of showers. Do you have ideas for a cute and warm raincoat? I love color, especially jewel tones. We might hang out in NYC after the game, so I’d want to have a cute top and somewhat practical heels that can be worn all day. I want to look cute, but not too dressed up or silly at the game. I’m travelling from Boston for the date so I want to make it count. Thank you, stylebakery. Hoping for a Homerun!
A. A Red Sox fan at a Mets game for a first date, he must be a special guy! This is definitely a tricky outfit to pull together: sporty and comfortable, yet appropriate for a first date and an evening in NYC. When it comes to date dressing, I think it’s always best to lean a little bit towards classics, rather than trendy items. Guys don’t always “get” trendy. Even when choosing classic pieces, you can still have a little fun with your look and mix in some chic accessories.
The look below is a chic, classic, comfortable early spring look. Start with a pretty top and slim ankle cut jeans, then add a comfortable flat in a pop of color and a bold necklace. Finish the look with a classic trench and a cross body bag – you’ll look pulled-together without looking like you’re trying too hard at a baseball game. If the weather is very chilly, you can always add a scarf, or even a sweater if necessary. If it’s too cold for bare ankles, add a pair of flat boots instead. Have fun!