Whether it’s your first date or the tenth, it’s important to dress well to impress your loved one. So what should a man wear for a date? Are jeans too casual or is a suit too formal? Let’s break it down- depending on the type of date you’re dressing for and the kind of person you are. An outfit that complements your personality will help reflect the true gentleman you are.
When you’re on a date, your outfit can change the perception of who you are, so make sure you look polished and suave always. Read on to understand how formal or casual you should look for a date, and how you can style these outfits.
Formal Look For The First Date
If your plans involve dinner and drinks at a fine-dining restaurant, your outfit must reflect the same effort you put into planning the date. Keep it classy in a formal wool blazer with neutral dress pants and a fitted white shirt. Refined yet minimalistic, the choice of monochrome colours navy blue, black or slate grey can elevate your style. Bring your formal look together with a leather belt and polished black dress shoes.
Modern Look For A Candlelight Dinner
Meeting your date over drinks at an intimate place? Put together a look that is sophisticated yet comfortable. Dial down the formal look in an ink blue checkered dinner jacket with solid black trousers for a relaxed vibe. A white shirt under a patterned jacket will add a polished touch to the outfit as you complete the look with smart black brogues.
Elevating A Casual Look
If your date night plans lean towards a laid-back movie and dinner after, you can put together a more relaxed look. Start with a navy buttoned-down checked shirt with a pair of tan chinos. For impromptu walks in the park, a contrasting maroon merino wool sweater will lend the perfect warmth without a bulky appearance, in case the night gets chilly. Complete your movie date look with a pair of white sneakers and a statement watch.
Low-Key Relaxed Look
A second coffee date or a walk in the park calls for a more comfortable look, where you are focusing on making a connection rather than a statement. Pair a graphic t-shirt with dark washed jeans for an effortlessly casual look. Leave the shirt untucked and throw on a loosely fitted jacket to tie your low-key outfit together. A pair of black sneakers and a black leather belt will add an urbane touch to an otherwise casual look.
Stay-Home Cosy Date Look
Even if you choose to spend your date night at home, enjoying a cosy candlelit meal, there’s no reason to not look your best. A pair of stylish athleisure jogger pants with a fitted charcoal grey t-shirt is a functional look to put together for a stay-at-home date. Dial the bling down with an understated bomber jacket and fun flip flops to make your night special.
Putting together date outfits can be nerve-wracking. But with some staple pieces in place, you will look suave no matter the location of your date. Shop these date night essentials on Shopper’s Stop online and in-store.
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