How to dress up on a date
How to dress up on a date
Some claim that the first date and a job interview have a lot in common. One thing is certain. You know very well how to dress up for a job interview, but do you really know how to do it in case of a date?
On one hand it's good to focus on elegance. On the other, why not create a loose and natural look, which will be both comfortable and ensuring your confidence? Also, the importance of the place of the date is significant. As a rule, the perfect look on a date is different, dependent on whether it's in the cinema, a restaurant, a cafe or simply a walk in the park. Additionally, it's worth to choose a styling with paying attention to the time of the meeting. You will dress up differently in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. Then, how to dress up in order to make a fine first impression?
Reliable men's blazer – smart-casual style
The number of smart-casual style is getting bigger and bigger. Odd sets are becoming more and more popular and chino trousers are now a serious rival to jeans. However, the star among elegant and comfy stylings is a men's blazer. This is the element of clothing that underlines, slenders and adds chic to the silhouette. The most universal ones come in the shades of grey and navy blue. They are suitable for work or on a date. If you look something for every day, try going with casual blazers. The ones without a lining with eye-catching lapels and decorative buttons on the sleeves nicely add lightness to the silhouette. Depending on the mood and situation, a casual blazer will work perfectly with chino trousers or a pair of jeans. If you go out with a girl to a cafe, put on a casual checked shirt or a plain one with a highlighted fastening under the blazer. In a restaurant or on a party, wear a comfy T-shirt instead of a shirt. Alternatively, you can go with a plain V-neck or crew neck shirt. Or boost up your look with a printed T-shirt.
Outerwear – what to replace a suit jacket with?
A stylish casual blazer is only one of many options. Especially on colder days it's good to place a bet on a pair of jeans or chinos and a long sleeve shirt. Complete the look with proper outerwear. It can be an elegant men's coat – single or double-breasted. Don't forget about lightweight jackets in a sailor cut or elegant husky jackets with characteristic diagonal quiltings in rhombs. Other propositions are a men's leather jacket, a biker jacket or even better – a minimalistic leather jacket with a collar stand and decorative zippers. The leather jacket looks best when matched with a casual shirt, a pair of jeans and heavy boots. It's equally good in the day s it is in the evening.
Among outerwear, let's give very trendy bomber jackets a chance. They are short, provide comfort, look a bit sporty and underline the silhouette by the way. The bomber fits also to outfits with a long sleeve shirt and a pair of jeans. Feel free to try out an original set made from a colourful bomber, a denim shirt and camel trousers.
Details are important - especially on a date
Great stylings are not all about matching clothes. What really matters is the way of wearing them, matching colours and focusing on details. Even the best outfit can be spoiled by wrongly chosen or dirty shoes. The leather ones should be polished. Surely, it's good to try out the less obvious cuts like moccasins, ankle boots or slip-ons.
An addition to the outfit can be a leather or textile backpack with leather inserts. You can also choose a men's bag if you like. A big mistake though is wearing all small things and documents in the pockets of trousers and a blazer. Even the best clothes with stuffed pockets will look unfortunate.
If you want to go more into elegant direction, think about equipping your styling with a pocket square. If you plan to take a girl to the cinema or a restaurant, it's better to pick different accessories such as sunglasses or men's jewellery. It could be a subtle necklace, a classic watch with a visible band or an original men's bracelet with straps or metal elements.
For sure it's worth paying attention to colours. The eye of a woman almost immediately notices colouristic failures as well as perfectly combined duets. Therefore, stitchings and inserts in a suit jacket can correspond to the colour of the shoes. What's more, the shoelaces should go in pair with the T-shirt's print and the scarf should contrast the jacket.