Whether it's the first time to meet your ex, or have to give a big presentation at work (cue major PowerPoint anxiety), certain social situations require a little extra armor. Here are 6 comfortable looks, along with some professional tips from fashion psychologist professor Carolyn Mair, to help you through the moments of life's life.
Top, £ 35, Oasis; Jeans, £ 32, V from Very; Headband, £ 8, V from Very; Shoes, £ 32, V from VeryThis is not about forcing yourself to include yourself in bodycon if you normally walk a mile. Whatever you decide to wear, Carolyn says, "it should give you confidence, so choose something that is comfortable and matches the style of the date." It can also feel old-fashioned, but the color of your outfit can trigger certain reactions, both for you and for your date. "Red is associated with love, passion and sexiness. If you are ready for what can cause wearing red, go for it," adds Carolyn. "If you're not entirely sure, go with red accessories, blue is associated with trust and loyalty, and orange will cause cheerfulness." We go with the jeans and a nice top classic (also crop top + high waist = zero bare midriff), plus a touch of red to keep things interesting.