"Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Have to Suck…3 Tips to Date Yourself
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples, it’s for singles too! To me, it’s a day to treat ourselves as a priority and celebrate self-love.
YUP. That is exactly what this episode of #AskAmie is all about, 3 Tips to Date Yourself on Valentine’s Day with our special guest, Image Consultant out of Beverly Hills, Kim Apodaca, Founder of Recharge Your Style.
From styling stars on the red carpet to now helping the busy modern day women recharge their lives with style! She’s changing lives with her amazing tips, watch this episode to grab her tips today."
~ Check out Amie the Dating Coach here!
On Valentine’s Day, or ANY date night make yourself a priority: date yourself, love yourself, appreciate yourself, even compliment yourself.
I am often hired to help women who are new to the dating scene – sometimes life has taken their beloved too early, their current relationship has seen better days, or they’ve merely been out of the game for a while. Dating can be both terrifying and exhausting at first, and I get asked every question from “what I am expected to wear?” to “what do men even like these days?”
Luckily, every question a client could possibly think of shares the same simple answer: the most important factor is how you feel about yourself. It would be naïve to refer to the cliché that your opinion is the only one that matters, especially when you’re hoping to impress someone else, but at the end of the day, your opinion of yourself truly effects the opinion of others. Plus, it resists the “people-pleaser” look that so many women desperately want to avoid.
Trust me, the best accessory you could ever wear is confidence: confidence is sexy.
Here are my 5 simple steps to putting together the perfect look for a night out!
- Wear something SOFT: whether it’s a cashmere top (or for men, a cashmere sports coat) or a silk blouse, wearing something soft to the touch works double-time on both our sensory and our visual senses. Not only are these pieces flattering, but it gives others the urge to touch us and makes us want to be touched. Upon greeting someone, with a gentle embrace or a kiss on the cheek, there is always a point of contact that offers the perfect opportunity for a soft, delicate, and delightful first impression.
3. LESS IS MORE: or rather, let a single shoulder be exposed instead of your entire chest. Keep your date wanting more other than feeling satisfied. It’s key to leave a little the imagination, so skip that plunging neckline that keeps you fidgeting to keep it PG, or that mini-skirt that’s so short it constantly needs to be pulled down. Collarbone is the new cleavage!
4. SEXY UNDERWEAR: wear them for you— it’ll be your little secret, and your date will undoubtedly be intrigued. Exude your inner French girl with some lace and bows, besides, that T-shirt bra deserves a night off anyways. No one has to know but you, although should your date lead to some disrobing… your partner will be pleasantly surprised. Personally, I love to coordinate colored underwear with my outfits.
5. SELF CARE: if your hands are dry, your eyebrows un-plucked, or the nail polish is peeling off your toes, that can be a big indicator that you don’t care of yourself. Taking pride and care with the way you look is a big indictor of a self-loving woman, so be sure to wash your hair, keep your nails clean, and opt for a pair of shoes that aren’t too scuffed.