So you mustered the courage to ask out the girl you’ve been crushing on for months and even picked out the perfect date night spot.
However, while you have crossed all your T’s and dotted your I’s, you can’t forget one of the most important foundations,-- your wardrobe. If you show up wearing a tie-dye T-shirt to a dinner date, your date will probably wonder what hippie spot you crawled out of. At the end of the day, what you wear on a first date really matters, and regardless of where you take your date, the goal is to be presentable and leave a lasting first impression.
In this post you will find 3 simple style tips to help you turn on your gentleman's swag on the first date!
Pay attention as the details matter!
Casual Dates - this refers to dates that either involves outdoor activities like going to the Celtics game, a Miguel concert or those that are generally set in a relaxed environment like mini golfing. It’s important to remember that when on a casual date, you have to wear an outfit that fits the occasion. Everything from the fit of your clothes to how you cuff your pants is important. Showing up in poorly fitted clothes makes you look sloppy and will cause you to lose major brownie points.
Put away the sweatpants, baggy jeans and over-sized shirts. The 90’s is over! Grab a slim-fitting cuffed pants or jeans!
Dinner dates: this refers to dates that usually take place in the evening or at a fancy location. If you find yourself planning one of these dates make sure to add a well-tailored blazer and a button up shirt to your ensemble. I mean seriously, its 2016 the year of the gentleman's swag! Don’t be afraid to thrown on a colorful detailed pocket square, a tie and/or a lapel pin to elevate your style. Check out our previous post on how to accessorize in a modernized way Five Conversation Starters Every Gentleman Needs In His Wardrobe
Well tailored blazers add an incomparable style to your outfit. If you show up to your date dressed like this, trust me, your lady will be swooning over you all night.
Shoes: No matter how casual or fancy your date might be, it’s important to pay attention to the shoes you choose to wear. It definitely makes or breaks an outfit. Trust me when I say most women love shoes. I mean we spend countless hours and money picking the perfect pair when going out. So fellas, whether you wear the latest yeezy sneakers to attend your favorite artist’s concert or put on your dressy loafers to hit the hippest downtown sushi spot; trust me, your date will be checking out your shoes all night. One rule for your footwear: make sure it’s practical, stylish and fits the occasion.
It’s important to remember to always dress in a manner in which your date will take you seriously; you never know whether this first date could turn into a second and lead to something even more serious. So take your time and invest in your wardrobe!
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