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5 Go-to Date Night Outfits for Men
Dates are a time to impress, and the best way to make a great first impression is through your outfit. We're not saying that a date outfit has to be extravagant or expensive to look good, but the details are essential. Paying close attention to every aspect of your ensemble, from the shirt to the men’s fashion accessories you wear, will create an outfit ideayour date is sure to notice.
A well-put-together outfit shows your date that you put thought into what you're wearing and that the date means something to you. It also shows that you care about yourself and your well-being.
That said, no matter how much a date means to you, you may not be confident in your fashion sense or style to put together an impressionable look. That's okay! We’ll walk you through creating fashionable date night outfits for men.
Factors to Consider
A polished outfit idea is more than just your favorite clothing items put together. If you want to dress to impress, then you have to dress for the occasion. The type of date you are going on, time of day, and venue should all be considered when putting together your date outfit. Here are a few tips.
Before scouring your closet for clothing items, consider the time of day and season for which you'll be dressing. Is your date in the morning, afternoon, or evening? Is it summer, winter, or spring? If you'veplanned a daytime date for brunch or a morning cup of coffee, then you'll want to keep it classy and casual. An evening date at a nice restaurant will require you to dress more formally or even in more business casual outfits for men. Weather also plays a vital role in choosing what to wear. You wouldn't want to show up to a summer date in a trench coat, no matter how great it looks on you.
The location of the date will also influence the outfit you choose. An outfit that looks great is important, but it must also be functional. If your date involves something active like a walk in the park or bike ride, you'll want a more casual outfit than if you're going to an event or restaurant where party outfits for men might be more acceptable.
The Person (Your Date)
When dressing for your next date, you'll need to dress for two people–yourself and the date. While you'll want to remain authentic to your personality and style, you will also want the outfit to complement your date. If you've yet to meet in person and have only exchanged messages, consider what they've told you about themself. If your date has a bright personality, they might appreciate a fun pattern or a bright-colored shirt. If they're a bit more serious, a neutral color palette might complement them best. Remember, you'll want to stay true to yourself while keeping their style in mind.
Go to Date Night Ideas
After considering all the factors above, it's time to look at your closet and see what you can put together. With just a few items, you can create a handful of great-looking date night outfit ideas.
Items to Have in Your Closet
A closet of items that look great together is key to creating a great date night look. When shopping for your date night looks, we recommend purchasing the below items.
Dark slim suit
Solid colored t-shirts
Pair of black shoes
Clean white button down
Dark wash pair of straight-leg jeans
Jersey or knitted hoodie in a solid shade
Casual checkered or plaid shirt in navy, black, green, or grey
Tennis shoes in a neutral color
Casual pair of chino-style dress pants
Neutral colored polo shirt
Date Night Outfit Ideas for Men
Now that you have the basics, it's time to put them together for an effortless and dapper look. If you're heading out for the night and want to look your best, layer the items in your closet to create one of the looks below.
Jeans, a suit jacket, a white shirt, and the Onyx Signet Ring
Checkered shirt, a white shirt, jeans, a Tennis Chain, and white sneakers
Jeans, a striped t-shirt, and a suit jacket
Chino-style pants with a casual shirt and Cuban Link Chain
Chino-style pants and a polo shirt
Feeling Too Casual?
You'll want to accessorize if your fit is too casual or if you plan to transition a daytime date into the night. Quality rings, athlete chains, and earrings will create a polished look with little effort.
When creating a date night look, here are some accessories to consider:
Simple yet luxurious, this accessory can take your casual date night outfit from day to night in seconds. Chains work to draw attention to prominent facial features like your jawline and eyes, highlighting some of your best features. And if you want to wear more than one, learn how to layer chains and necklaces properly.
Rings look great with anything and are a fun and subtle way to show off your sense of style.
If your ears are pierced, adding an earring or two is an easy way to update your go-to date night look. Pair your outfit with a couple of classic gold hoops for a bold look. For an edgier look, opt for a Hanging Cross Stud Earring.
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