Like it or not, women will notice the clothes you wear—so keep these tips from fashion pros in mind to make a fantastic first impression.
Let us face it: Women love clothes. Why else are they constantly shopping and complimenting their girlfriends on that incredible new top or pair of pumps? Let us tell you that showing up at a swanky martini bar in your college hoodie and lucky sneakers may make that first date your last. But passing their scrutinizing standards isn’t as hard as you think; nor does it involve blowing your bank account on a whole new wardrobe. Just keep these simple tips from fashion experts in mind to show women you do indeed have a clue when it comes to style.
Dress up a little on a date night to show some effort. But not too much. A suit says stuffy, but a simple dark blazer with a pair of slim-fitting raw, or white jeans and a fresh, black button up always looks crisp and clean.
A solid colour blazer says safe, but adding in a jacket with a different cut out will catch her eye and suggest there are layers of complexity to you, too, not just your jacket. Don’t get too cocky and go wild with the pattern or colour of the jacket. Cuffed jeans add to the youthful look of the whole outfit.
Fancy dinner dates, such as those that require reservations at more upscale establishments, do require more attention. Most of these restaurants have dress codes to begin with, so you’ll need to dress with that in mind, too. A chic suit with a great cut in your favourite colour is a suitable choice. Add a pair of light colour denims to the whole look to make it stand out.
Casual lunch dates don’t require you to dress to the nines. If you’re headed to a chain restaurant, a coffee shop or a laid-back deli, stick with a pair of relaxed denims and a smart button-down shirt, unbuttoned at the top to keep it ultra-casual.
Summer dates of course, calls for the ultimate in comfortable apparel. Chances are great that you’ll choose an outdoor event for your first date – maybe a picnic, lunch at an outdoor table or a walk in the park. Don’t hesitate to wear casual denims. Try on your favourite T-shirt in light colour as a complement to the denims. If this means buying a new pair of jeans just for the first date, do it. It’s worth it.
When in doubt, always choose the most trusted shades: Black or white. While a complete white outfit may look a bit overdressed; there is nothing known as over-dressed with a complete black outfit. In such cases make sure to keep it simple with minimal accessories and a perfect footwear that enhances the look.
If your date is neither too formal nor too casual, remember to show the same through your outfit. Opting for a pair of straight fit denims with a snug fit sweater and tie, keeps the outfit casual yet edgy and spells elegance.
A man going on a first date should ensure he is well groomed, dressed sharp, and then he should forget about his appearance and have a great time. The sole purpose of all this proper dressing talk is to give you the confidence to focus on the woman you’re with.