I know, I’m pathetically boy-centric. Rest assured, that I am 100% a girl friend kind of gal, but all my girl friends are too busy being with their boyfriends.
So when my guy friends Matt, Valentino, and Jim cordially invited me to hang out with them for a weekend of bs’ing around San Francisco… I was more than happy to oblige.
Dressing to hang out with the boys is a little different than dressing to hang out with the girls. Most of my girl friends like to dress up more for each other since there is always something new to show off.
However, one of my biggest pet peeves when girls dress to hang out with the boys is that they either get too dressed up or get too much like one of the boys… “dude bro girls” we like to call them. They kind of hate me.
Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Keep everything covered – there’s no need to dress like a dude head to toe, but there’s nothing more distracting (in a bad way) than showing way too much skin. Seriously, they’re GUYS. What do you think they’re thinking about?
Wear flats – guys like to walk… a lot. And girls who complain about walking in heels is supremely annoying to all men.
Wear layers – guys like to walk… a lot… in the cold. They are like impervious to cold, and I can’t tell you how many activities with guy friends revolve around a parking lot, a balcony or a porch.
Stay stylish, but not flashy – it’s probably wise to leave your kaftans and embroidered skirts and dresses at home. Stick with easy separates that will transition well from day to night.
Places frequented: Slim’s, EZ5, random dive bar, Burger Meister in North Beach