What to Wear for Your Valentine’s Day Date
Are you ready for Valentine’s Day, gents? Got the reservations? Prepared the gifts? Awesome. Now all you need to think about is your outfit for the day. As much as sneakers and hoodies can be mixed and matched for fashion-forward street style ensembles, there are just certain occasions when it’s better to leave them in the closet; Valentine’s Day is one of those occasions. Here’s a V-Day outfit idea that your date will appreciate:
1. Start with a crisp shirt. Make sure it’s form-fitting, and any wrinkles have been ironed or steamed out. By no means are you limited to a white shirt, but this tends to work well with a variety of color combinations.
2. Add a tie to your ensemble to get extra dapper points. If you’re going on a more casual rendezvous, skip the silk tie. Instead, try a woven or wool tie so you don’t look inappropriately formal for the date.
3. Layer with a cardigan for warmth. Avoid colors that contrast too much and would look awkward with your shirt or jacket. Feeling trendy? Go for a shawl cardigan!
4. Top it off with handsome outerwear. A sharp blazer that fits perfectly won’t fail you. If your Valentine’s Day weather will be too cold, try something like the Jack Spade hybrid blazer with quilts for extra warmth, or opt for a coat instead.
5. Slim pants or jeans will give you a clean-cut look. Jeans with light washes are great casual staples, but go for dark washes if you’re going to upscale venues.
6. Don’t forget the details: a nice classic watch and belt. You don’t have to go over-the-top with the style; keep it simple- brown with brown, or black with black.
7. Complete the look with polished shoes: a nice derby or oxford, or if the 14th will be rainy or snowy for you, a boot.
Be a Valentine’s Day prince for your special someone. Need more outfit ideas? Check out the men’s Valentine’s date night style feature on Wantering. Have a fun!