News You Can Use: First Date Style

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - If you're going on a first date, you might be feeling a little nervous. What are you going to talk about? Will you have anything in common? What to wear? Well, we can help you on that point.

We have professional stylist Valerie Joseph here to give us some style tips for that first date. "You really want to make sure that he looks you in the eye his eyes aren't wandering and that you minimize any distractions. Stay away from wearing a lot of big status pieces or designer pieces, he doesn't know the difference between Manolo Blahniks and Mossimo," she said.

Val's tips include staying away from anything strapless, too fitted or too sheer. "Nothing fitted, nothing strapless, lace is great but not if it's showing your midriff, that's just a little too much distraction going on here," she explains. Another rule of thumb: make sure your skirt or dress is longer than your fingertips, also try to wear a little make-up.

"See how her make up is nicely clean it's a neutral look it's not heavy, guys don't like a lot of heavy make-up but they do appreciate that you look very polished," said Valerie.

Speaking of guys, we've got standards for them too. Nothing too baggy, nothing too fitted and stay away from logo t-shirts. "I mean read that logo... Do something with your life, get me a beer," said Val. Guys should also stay away from anything that's ripped, dirty, or too distracting. "Now this is a under shirt that you should wear under. A lot of distraction going on here, big chains with medallions, that beanie," said Val.

Instead, try this..."A nice clean button down that's in a neutral color, slacks or bootleg nothing fitted nothing too baggy. Shoes, and guys women look at shoes, so make sure they're covered, they're clean," explained Val.

For women, think clean, simple, fresh and classy. "Look at what she's wearing I mean it's nice, it's easy to look at it doesn't really cause any distractions at all it's just very pretty it's not too fitted and it's in a neutral color," explained Val.

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