Here’s how to get dressed for that upcoming date.
The Upscale Dinner Date
At some point in a relationship, you’ll find yourself dining at a fine establishment and probably celebrating a milestone. For that occasion, we suggest sprucing up a bit and making the most of this memorable event.
What you’ll need:
- A pair of slim chinos
- Plaid button-up shirt
- Well-fitting blazer or sportcoat
A well-tailored blazer or sportcoat is like a suit of armor. Not only will it class up your entire outfit, it will help you look and feel like a million bucks. Wear it over a button up shirt and crisp chinos and you’ll be ready to dine in style.
The Casual Drinks Date
From blind dates and budding romances to something more long term, this is probably the most common and casual scenario. The key here is looking sharp without looking too sharp—it’s a fine balance, but we’ll decode below.
What you’ll need:
- Plain or patterned t-shirt under a button-down
- A pair of dark blue or black jeans
- Canvas sneakers
This is a tried-and-true combination that will keep you feeling comfortable and confident all night long. Wearing an overshirt over your t-shirt will allow you to shed a layer if it gets too hot, or give to your date if they get cold (bonus points).
The Movie Night Date
Dinner and a movie is about as classic as it gets. You’ll want to wear something that shows you put some thought into your outfit, but is casual enough for the occasion.What you’ll need:
- Shawl collar sweater
- Button up Oxford shirt
- Boat shoes
The shawl collar sweater will show that you pay attention to what’s in style and keep you warm in the sub-zero theater temperatures (or serve as much-needed cover for smuggling in snacks). Pair it with dark jeans or chinos and boat shoes and you’ll have an outfit that is simple and classic.