Valentine’s Date Night Fashion Tips for Men
Written by Natalie Baker
Scored a big date for Valentine’s Day? Then these date night fashion tips should help you get through your big night in style. First impressions count, so ensure yours is awesome by sending a subtle sartorial message. Whether you’re heading out on a first date or you’re planning something extra special for your partner, it pays to put a little extra effort into your outfit planning on February 14th.
Date Night Fashion Tips
Show your date that she’s worth the effort by dressing up for the occasion. While a suit isn’t necessary, a dress shirt and blazer will show that you’ve put some thought into your wardrobe choices. But tread carefully. Go too smart and you’ll risk looking uptight or like you’ve raided your work wardrobe. Too casual and you’ll look like you don’t care. Made reservations at a restaurant? Straddle the line between smart and casual, and throw on a pair of dark wash jeans. Dress them up with a classic belt, like this leather Fashion Casual Belt and a pair of dress shoes for a foolproof date night look.
Pay Attention to Shoes
Women notice shoes, so make sure yours leave an impression for all the right reasons. Pick a pair that are appropriate for the occasion. Classic dress shoes, like the Bastille Bit loafer, are soft and comfortable but suitably smart. If you prefer a lace-up, try a style such as the Wrapid Plain Toe Oxford instead.
Skip the Zany Pieces
Comedy ties, socks, and cuff links ought to be left firmly in their rightful place — at the back of your closet. Date night wear should be sophisticated rather than zany, so don’t even think about reaching for any of those joke fashion pieces you were given for Christmas.
Add a Fashion Element
While basic staple pieces may form the basis of your outfit, the devil is in the details. And your date will definitely notice the details. Use your accessories as a way to express your style. A flash of metal on the wrist from a watch or sharp pair of cuff links will transform a plain outfit into something a little more special. Think about introducing one key accessory to your outfit to complete your date night look.
There’s no better excuse to spend a little extra time grooming than ahead of a big date. Trim fingernails, wash your hair, and make sure you smell good. Just use the cologne sparingly — you don’t want to overpower your date.
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Posted February 11, 2013