My girl friends often ask me to help them pick the perfect date outfit. It’s hard, I find women often over think. Today I am going to share with you a few tricks to make it easier to find a perfect outfit for a date.
1. Lady in Red
Did you know, that men are most attracted to the colour red? The little black dress is safe but sometimes it is too boring. Men are not looking for a boardroom buddy on a date. Be adventurous and put on the sexy red dress. Researchers at New York’s University of Rochester found that men believe women wearing red are more likely to respond to their advances. Don’t forget to wear red lipstick.
2 Don’t be the one who wears the pants
According to a research by University of Hertfordshire, women who wear a dress or a skirt seem more confident and successful, furthermore in the men’s eyes, a dress or skirt shows off our sexy and feminine side.
3. Put on your heels
I love flats. You know I wear my Ferragamo flats every other day. Unless you are going to walk or play sports, put on a pair of heels. It is not the time to look conservative like his mother, bring out your sexy side. Men didn’t invent heels for no reason.
4. Show a little skin
Keep in mind you only want to show some skin not too much. Show some legs and arms. Try to avoid low cut or a short dress. Researchers from University of Leeds have revealed the optimum amount of skin to have on show is 40 per cent if you’re looking for a lasting relationship.
5. Pay attention to your hair
Did you know? The first body part men notice is your hair, they like it long and worn down. Spend time to style your hair but don’t overdo it, make it look effortless!
6. Tone down the makeup
One in five men think their partner wears too much make-up. Less is more.
7. Wear what you feel comfortable in
I find a lot of my friends spend a crazy amount of money buying clothes for a date. Most men cannot tell the difference between Chanel and H&M. It’s sad, and you need to accept it. It’s not worth investing a lot of money buying new clothes for a date and it’s never a good idea to wear new clothes and shoes on a date either. You don’t know what to expect – find something you feel comfortable wearing and rock it. If you don’t feel comfortable, a designer outfit won’t make it better.
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Many of you know I have a problem adjusting to colder weather. I always feel much colder than everyone else. For some people, wearing a warm Canada Goose jacket is warm enough. For me I will need to add a blanket, a heater and hot ginger tea and I am still going to feel cold. It is hard being “cold-blooded” in a country like Canada. Over the year I have learned many tricks to stay warm.
1. Get a warm coat
I find many young people care more about appearance more than warmth. But when your hands feel like ice and your lips start turning blue, you will take coat shopping more seriously. Wear the coat that can block snow, wind and the cold instead of the one that belongs in front row at fashion week. This is one reason I wear fur during winter. I can’t feel the cold under the fur. However I can’t send my little sister go to school wearing fur, a practical jacket from Canada Goose makes more sense for the kid.
2. Wear many layers
Many people usually wear one thick layer. I discovered that many thin layers will keep you much warmer. People often ask me how I manage to wear tights when it is -30 C outside. The answer is simple, I wore 5 layers of tights and it is much harder for me to lose body heat. Layers fill up the space between you and your winter coat with insulation. If you need to stay warm, wear more layers. Wearing more layers also can be useful if you are in hot office, you can always take off layers to cool down.
3. Buy good shoes
Wearing waterproof shoes is a must. If your feet get wet, it doesn’t matter how warm your clothes are, you are going to feel cold. Shoes is one thing you can’t cut back. I always tell people once you wear high quality shoes, it is impossible to go back. Buy a good pair of shoes that you will wear everyday instead of 30 pair that you will wear once or twice.
4. Have a pair of extra socks
My mother always make me carry an extra pair of socks in the winter just in case my shoes get wet. It is better to over-prepare than being sorry.
5. Wear hat
You lose most of your heat through your head than other part of your body. It is important to keep your head warm. Just because your head doesn’t feel cold, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t lose any heat.
6. Wear natural material
Did you know wool will keep you warm even when it is wet. I don’t know any synthetic material that will do this. My rule is if you can eat it, you can wear it.
7. Eat Well and Drink Warm
If you are hungry, you will feel colder. You need the energy to keep your body warm . Don’t skip meals because your body needs it. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, you might feel warmer but your body is actually lose heat. Try to drink herbal tea or hot water instead. I usually make honey ginger tea in the winter. Ginger is in the “hot” food group, eat anything with it will help you stay warmer. That is why you often find ginger in Asian winter food.
Hope some of these tips help. Stay warm folks.
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