When you’re young and just starting out in the world of dating it’s not unusual to dedicate hours to getting ready. You have time to think about how to do your hair, what makeup you’ll put on, and even go and buy something new to wear. Once you’re married and have kids, date night tends to morph into something else entirely. You’re still just as excited to go out with your special someone, but suddenly you don’t have hours to dedicate to getting ready and preparing.
As a busy mom, getting glammed up for date night may sound like the impossible, but that’s not true. Here are a number of time-saving tricks you can use on your next night out.
Opt for Loose Curls
One of the best ways to quickly give your hair some style is to reach for a curling iron. Loose curls tend to be very fast to achieve, yet make you look sexy and put together. You’ll want a large barrel curling iron in order to achieve that tousled look.
If you have short hair this style can still work, you just change up the technique and tools a bit. Your straight iron is the perfect answer to “how to curl short hair”. A straight iron doesn’t lift the hair as short, instead you just achieve a lot of volume. No matter the length or technique, you can also use a little dry shampoo before you get started (it will absorb excess oil so the curl holds better), and then finish it offer with flexible hairspray.
Keep Your Makeup Simple and Opt for a Bold Lip
Chances are that you don’t have time to do a full face of glam makeup, but that’s not a big deal. You can keep your face simple and fresh looking, and put the emphasis on your lips instead. Keep your eyes fresh with a couple coats of black mascara and maybe a nude colored shadow, dust a bit of blush and even some highlight on the top of your cheekbones, and finish off with a statement lip color like red, pink, or a deep wine. This will instantly create a look of elegance and drama.
Invest In a Simple Black Dress
When it comes to what to wear on date night, one of the best things you can do is invest in a simple black dress that you feel great in. From there you can change up how it looks by pairing different accessories with your dress. Use the dress as the building block and then you can throw on a cute cardigan, a blazer, a belt, chunky heels, booties, a statement necklace, and so on. That one simple dress can open the door to many different outfits, and it also answers your question of “what to wear”.
Date Night Jeans are a Must
Now for those more casual dates you want to be sure you have a great fitting pair of stylish, dark-washed denim on hand. Again, these can be paired with just about anything and can act as your go-to casual date wear.
Bu using these tips, getting glammed up doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort.