I often struggle with what to wear on a first date — or to events in general, really. Is what I’ve chosen too fancy, to casual, too ostentatious? Should I get something new or fall back on an old favourite? Depending on what it is, I have been known to start outfit planning several weeks in advance. What I’ve been trying to do lately it just step back, take a deep breath, and relax. Go with your instinct, and what feels most comfortable to you. The important thing is that you feel that you look great, and that bit of confidence can make all the difference.

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