Picture this, you’ve been chatting to a girl for a while, and you’ve finally agreed to meet up for a first proper date. You’re excited, but a little bit nervous as to what you should wear. If you want to impress your date, then these two tips can help you out:
Accessorise, But Don’t Be Too Flashy
First thing’s first, you need to realise how important fashion accessories are to the way your outfit looks. If you rock up to a date with absolutely no accessories, then you’re pulling up short.
No doubt your date will have some form of jewelry on, as she wants to impress you and show that she’s making an effort. For a guy to wear accessories, this shows a girl you’re willing to make an effort, and that this date means something to you.
Having said that, don’t be too flashy with your accessories. If you show up with three gold chains around your neck and a handful of rings, then that’s going overboard, and you look desperate for attention.
Instead, pick subtle things that they’ll notice, but that won’t stand out too much. For example, a nice bracelet will catch their eye without being too overpowering. If you think bracelets are for women then you’re wrong, there are loads of mens gold bracelets options to choose from that are very subtle but will impress your date. Perhaps have a bracelet on one wrist and then a nice watch on the other? If it’s sunny outside, then some nice sunglasses would be fantastic too; everyone looks better in sunglasses! Just make sure you take them off when talking to your date and don’t be ‘that guy’ who wears them inside.
If In Doubt, Overdress
One of the hardest things about dressing for a first date is understanding how dressed up you should be. Now, you can help yourself by picking a date where the dress code is almost already sorted. For example, if you go to a nice restaurant, you know you have to dress good enough to be allowed in.
However, it can still be difficult to understand how far you should go, or if you should hold back. My advice is that it’s always better to overdress than underdress. At least if you overdress, it shows you’ve made some effort. If you underdress, then you seem lazy, and it looks like you don’t really care much about the date to think about what you’re wearing.
So, let’s say you’ve decided to meet up with a girl for a first date and it’s a bit low-key. Perhaps you’re going out for brunch or just popping out for a coffee. Normally, you might go out for coffee with your mates and just wear whatever you want, sweatpants and a top usually does the trick. In this instance, you should overdress from what you’d normally wear. Swap the sweats for jeans and make sure you look a bit respectable.
The hard thing about a first date is that you’re not at that stage yet where you communicate about what you should wear. When the relationship takes off, that’s when things get easier as your girlfriend will pretty much advise you on what looks good or not!