So- the party season has settled down and as I come up for air I see a face that is vaguely familiar only to realise it’s my husbands... Urgent date night required!! As I book the babysitter for a date with my man I begin to dream of getting out of my everyday clothes and wearing something slightly more glamorous… If like me you are thinking of having some time with your husband/partner that doesn’t involve discussing who last put sunscreen on the children, who didn’t fill up the ice tray or why there’s sunscreen in the ice tray- here are my tips for getting date night ready:
- Wear something different to what you wear everyday- If you're a corporate mover and shaker and struggle to dress down - why not go for casual chic for date night? If you're a stay at home Mum and are rarely seen out of gym clothes or jeans and Birkenstocks then swish on some red lippy and some heels and have some fun! Break the routine and mix it up a bit- sometimes predictable is good - and sometimes it’s not.
- Wear something your husband/partner likes on you- There are plenty of clothes in my wardrobe my husband loves. However- I’ll never forget when I bought a pair of leopard print jeans that were not received favourably at home. Did I take them back? Absolutely not- I love them! But as I do not want to remind him of my Mother on date night (his words!) I choose something I know he'll love as date night is my time to shine!
- Wear something date appropriate- a slightly risqué top or shorter hem line is perfect for a romantic dinner but less so when going bowling (take my word for it!). We sometimes take it in turns organising a surprise date for the other- and my only question would involve my outfit- “do I need jeans and/or converse?” subtext are we going to moonlight cinema/go-karting/bowling etc. or “can I wear my super high heels?” ie. being driven directly to a restaurant or gold class cinema with minimal walking involved. Bush walking in high heels = not a happy date...
- Wear something you feel great in- Part of the idea of a date is to get away from the routine- perhaps dare I say-escape your normal lives and have a chance to think and talk about something different to the earlier stated topics. Plan your outfit so you’re not fiddling or feeling uncomfortable and can be fully present for date and can enjoy. Happy date nights girls!