Today on #StareStyle, we have a special guest post from Ready to Stare merchandising intern, Corin Walker!  This post contains some affiliate links and we'll earn a small commission if you shop through them.  This is one of the ways we can continue to bring you amazing content.

So the time has finally come, Valentine’s Day has passed and you didn't have a date, but soon you've got someone trying to slide in the DM’s asking to take you out. What great timing right!? The person seems attractive, smart, sophisticated and appears to have their life together, so why not go for it and take the offer? But that doesn't make deciding what to wear any easier! Especially, when you want to pull out all the stops.

I have five looks that can be for any occasion because you can still look cute and stylish while trying to take your dates' breath away.

Outfit Details (clockwise from top):
 

Considering the unpredictable weather here in Ohio, some days it feels like spring while the other days it feels like an arctic ice storm. Nonetheless, on those more temperate days, it can be the perfect backdrop for an afternoon date whether you two go out for lunch or take a stroll through the park. A simple, sweet look like a cute floral skater skirt with a nice top is a great fit or wear a dress that gives off the essence of spring with a soft pink or floral/rose design.

Outfit Details (Top Row): Plus Size Ripped Skinny Jeans, The Modernist Sophie Ankle Pants, The Dorothy Cape, Ribbed Midi Skirt, (Bottom Row): "The Captain: Midi Dress, Caged Metal Cat Eye Sunglasses, Plus Size Stripe MaxiStriped Fold-Over Clutch

A simple meet up for coffee at a shop is a casual way to be intimate and close to with your date without some of the pressures that can come with a dinner date. The look to go for is neutral colors with little pops of color. Dress up a pencil skirt or a pair of skinny jeans with a statement top to make a basic outfit pop.

 Outfit Details (Top Row): Plus Size Ruched Side Skirt, X Shape Body Chain, Cold Shoulder Crop Top, Zip Collar Leather Biker Jacket (Bottom Row): Knit Skirt, Plus Size Rose Print Bodycon Dress, Red Magic Sleeveless Swing Dress 

 So the dinner and the movie date may be the second/ third date phase and for this go round, and this may be a great time to get a little more dressed up. A simple look would be a crop top and a long A-symmetrical skirt to show off your legs. Another favorite dinner and a movie look is a bodycon dress to show a little bit of body while pairing with a moto jacket. You can even make your look edgy with a body chain if you decide not to wear a necklace.

Outfit Details (clockwise from top): "Magic Nights" Cut Out Shoulder Midi Dress, Stop Your Heart Mock Neck Dress, "Date Night" Caped Dress, The Audre Gold Spiked AnkletsPlus Size Lace-Up Sheath Dress

So now it’s time to bust out the freakum dress for a special occasion. This is a dress that you put on and make you feel great. And when you feel great, your confidence will radiate. If you want to spice up your look, add accessories to your footwear, such as an ankle bracelet, to give the heel an added detail to the strap. Another look that's trending now is the cape cape dress which is chic alternative for a romantic occasion.

 

Outfit Details (clockwise from top): Customized Netflix & Chill Sweatshirt, Round Neck Knit Tee, Chiffon Trim Satin Cami & Short Set, Plus Size Short Sleeve Nightshirt, Living Single Tribute Crewneck, Ribbed Knee-High Socks, Sheer Polka Dot Socks With Optional Fluffs, TruDry Woven Shorts, Contrast Striped Joggers

If you're not feeling going out and dressing up, keep the date inside. Watching Netflix and chilling with bae can be the ultimate date night for some couples. And why not dress sexy at home?

With silk pajamas or an oversized shirt to show off your curves and intrigue your date while cuddling up on the sofa. Bust out your Netflix and Chill sweatshirt or your favorite TV show sitcom shirt and binge watch the night away. My favorite show is Living Single and the Ready to Stare “Living Single” tribute crewneck is my favorite.

 

Just because Valentine's Day is over, that doesn't mean you can't make a little time to have a fun date night and finally give that DM a check for once.

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Corin Walker is a Junior at Kent State University studying Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Fashion Media. She hails from from Cincinnati, Ohio and  became interested in fashion in High School while watching Project Runway. Being a big girl, I learned how to dress accommodating to my size by my great grandmother and my mom. Growing up, seeing my grandma and mom get dressed up for church or special events, they dressed to the nines. They were just dolled up from head to toe and looking amazing. That’s how I became interested in the plus size business.

Overall, I strive work in the plus size industry as a plus size stylist, buyer or an entrepreneur of a plus size store or boutique. Later on in my college career, I hope to start up a blog website about plus size clothing and personal struggles of being in college.

Find Corin as @Simply_Corin on Instagram!