So: You got the girl, earned her besties’ approval, and now she wants you to meet her parents. Freaking out yet? Well, don’t; this isn’t a Ben Stiller movie, and (hopefully) her dad isn’t powering up the polygraph as you’re heading over to their house.
Granted, some of the experience is out of your control, but what is in your control is what you wear. “It’s about looking pulled together, but also being comfortable while you’re sitting around getting to know them,” says Todd Magill, design director at Jack Spade and meet-the-parents survivor. “I wore something similar to this when I met my partner’s parents. It’s relaxed and casual but has an air of confidence.”
The winning formula: traditional pieces with just the right amount of edge. And a great bottle of wine.