Dating Guide

Try This: The Perfect First-Date Look

Celebrity stylist Carlos Alonso-Parada pairs mixed prints and denim for a confident first date look.

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we started thinking about what to wear to impress, and emanate confidence, on a first date. Leading up to the date can be daunting enough, so take stressing over what to wear out of the equation. We asked stylist Carlos-Alonso Parada for his advice. For Carlos, the foundation of the perfect outfit lies with a nice top and jacket, paired with black or blue denim. Don’t be afraid to mix in prints, he advises. Accent the ensemble with a pair of high heels, and head out the door!

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Liz is wearing Givenchy tank, a Chloé animal print coat, and Dior earrings (all Forty Five Ten), a Brandy Pham needle ring (, Marc Cross bag (Forty Five Ten), and Joe Fresh black jeans.

Photographed by Kristi + Scot Redman. Styled by Carlos Alonso-Parada. On Set Management, Assistant Stylist: Gabe Ortiz. On Set Management, Beauty: Carmen Williamson. On Set Management, Model: Liz Standley. For more styling inspiration, follow us on Instagram: @dstylesheet.

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See more from Carlos Alonso-Parada on Instagram: @wtfareuwearing or online.



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