Ah, date night. The one night of the week that we forget about our hectic lives, jobs, friends, family, kids, etc. and focus on maintaining a connection and spark with our special someone.
Now, maybe it’s the fact that Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly- men, take note. Or, maybe we’re just hopeless romantics (we’ll let you decide), but we truly think that date night is something special that should never be taken for granted. It helps bring us all back down to reality and just focus and communicate with someone special to us.
The cool thing about date nights is that they can literally be anything and everything. From a picnic in a park or on the beach, to parasailing above the ocean, to going to a Broadway performance of a show you both wanted to see. Date “nights” don’t even have to be at night! They can be done whenever, wherever and be completely customized, personal and enjoyable to every individual couple.
So, of course if the date nights, afternoons, evenings, mornings, etc. vary, (along with the environment, location, weather, etc.) then the type of clothing being worn for the date will vary as well. Putting together an outfit that makes us feel confident, stylish and ready to take on the world while impressing our special someone- because let’s be honest, whether this is your third date or you have been married for fifteen years going on your seventieth date, that feeling of wanting to impress your person never fades.
When it comes to dressing for “date night” the key is to not be intimidated. Wearing trendy, stylish, comfortable and occasion-appropriate attire is entirely achievable by putting together some staple pieces every polished man should already have in his closet!
Here are some ideas we have gathered to enhance some date night outfit inspiration:
- Every man should have a “go-to” suit in his wardrobe. The suit that makes him feel confident, classy and ready to make a statement anywhere he shows up. A slim fit solid suit is a staple that will not only never go out of style, but is the perfect canvas to either dress up, or down (for more casual) date excursions.
- Another piece every man should have: a sports jacket or blazer. These are perfect options to wear for dates because they can be paired with a dress pants or jeans to coordinate with the rest of the outfit.
- Having a handful of good quality dress shirts is so important for the average man. Button-up shirts come in so many different colors, styles and patterns that there is one for just about every occasion. Worn with a pair of slacks or jeans, topped off with a tie or left with a few buttons open for a relaxed and sexy feel. Knowing how to rock a dress shirt will always give you extra stylistic points.
- Shoes. Shoes. Shoes. Shoes can be a fine line in the fashion world, and a true make or break fashion accessory. Whether wearing sneakers, casual shoes, sandals, dress shoes, loafers, etc. knowing how to style them with your outfit is what can only lead to a successful and fashionable date.
There you have it! A just a few ideas of how to use some staple pieces in your closet to style a successful, appealing and charming date night outfit. Remember, to not forget your creativity, charismatic personality and individuality when going into the date as well. Because let’s face it, at the end of the day, no one is dating your clothes.