Shop the look: 1. Cornelia Webb earrings, $170; net-a-porter.com 2. Mango sweater, $36; mango.com 3. Harris Wharf London coat, $585; net-a-porter.com 4. Zara boots, $119; zara.com 5. Manu Atelier bag, $545; net-a-porter.com 6. Proenza Schouler skirt, $1,000; net-a-porter.com
So you've gone on a number of dates together. You'd describe what you and your SO have as a "serious relationship." You've even dropped some thoughtful I love you's, and hey, maybe you've held hands once or twice before. Whatever the makeup of your relationship may be, you've decided that it's time to meet the Parents (yes, the capital-P Parents). And you're sweating just thinking about it. Who can blame you? It's like going in for a job interview wherein the position is Their Child's Recognized Significant Other and the benefits are, well, not being Their Child's Unrecognized Significant Other.
Surely, you understand the magnitude of this occasion and the crippling anxieties that come with it. Let your outfit be one less stressor. Go for something no-fuss but still with a jolt of personality, like this silk-crepe wrap skirt for example. Offset the maximalist print with solid pieces, like a fitted sweater and a sleek coat over top. Glossy boots and just a hint of gold jewelry will finish the look. Now the only thing you have to worry about is charming the pants off of them (we believe in you).