We can all thank Saint Valentine for making February the most romantic month of the year, for he bestowed Valentine Day’s upon us. It goes without saying, Valentine’s Day is a date night.
Make reservations at your girlfriend’s favourite restaurant, get your gifts in order, and finally wear your fancy date night ensemble before you head out to charm your lady love once again.
Remember, as important as it is to get your gifts and reservation in order, it is equally important to get your outfit in order too.
For those of you fretting about your look, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you look your best.
Location: Is the venue of your date uptown fancy? Or is it a casual setting? Where you are heading to, should be your first question. Dress for the place because you cannot go in uber formal wear to a casual place and in your relaxed fit trousers to a fancy restaurant. It is important to incorporate the vibe of the date location in your outfit.
Begin with grooming: Spend a considerable amount of time grooming yourself before the date. Surprise her, not only with gifts and flowers but also with your polished self. Get a haircut on Valentine’s Day eve and indulge in a manicure session. Most men think this isn’t for the alpha male but we’d beg to differ. Everyone should indulge in looking good. Shower, shave and cologne before you begin to get ready.
Shirt: A shirt is a must regardless of where you are going out for a date. Team this with your neatly tailored semi-formal jacket and formal pants if it’s an uptown restaurant. Accessorise this look with pocket squares and leather lace-ups. However, if the agenda is looking casual, team the shirt with a pair of jeans. You can add a casual jacket. But stay away from the sports and bomber variant.
Other Options: For reasons best known to you, if you feel like trading your shirt for another option what could it be? A v-neck cardigan, t-shirts in solid colours, bandgala kurta shirt and a collared t-shirt are all good to go. However, you cannot wear shorts. Pants are a must.
Accessories: Waistcoats, skinny ties, bowties, pocket squares, cufflinks, lapels, fedora, prim watches, clean socks and brogues in leather are all ideal. Team them to match your look. Having said that, don’t overdo it. For example, don’t wear your suspenders with a belt, ties with printed shirts may look off, and mismatched shoes and socks are a definite no-no!
Yes, it is important to dress well, as important as the thought behind buying a gift. Put in more effort than you normally would do on regular dates. This is a best add-on to all your gifts and your lady love is sure to appreciate the effort and the thought behind it.
Article By: Smrithi Rao
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Along with Vintage Obsession, where most of her encounters are documented, Smrithi Rao likes to dress well, make things with her hands, travel, eat good food and click almost everything. Discovering and sharing new projects and ideas, narrating tales about Fashion, Food, Lifestyle,Travel and Design also happens to be one of her obsessions.
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