What to wear on a first date

If you landed a date with her, chances are she finds you attractive and is willing to give you a try. Once you’ve settled on a time and place for the occasion, it’s time for you to figure out what you’re going to wear.

Impressing her with an attractive outfit is not a substitute for self-confidence or a positive attitude, but it definitely gives her a good first impression and gives you a head start on landing a second date.

Simplistic Success

Fashion wise, what do women look for in a man on a first date? Obviously, opinions vary from one woman to the next but you’ll generally come out a winner by remembering that less is more.

If you keep your overall style simple, you’re guaranteed to give her the right impression and avoid a fashion faux pas, which can be a big turnoff for many women. The trick here isn’t to really change your entire style for that one single date, but rather to ensure that your pieces blend well together.

Simplicity should be a guideline across the board, whether it’s for shoes, sweaters or pants. For example, when choosing your pants for the evening, don’t go for an extra tight or extra baggy pair. Instead opt for fitted pants, which is a compromise of the two styles.

Simplicity is about avoiding extremes. It’s a good idea to be a little more conservative on the first date and then, once you start getting to know the person a little more, you can start showing off the more risqué side of your wardrobe.

Intriguing Imagination

The same concept applies when selecting your sweater or shirt. Stay away from something too tight or revealing. This applies to men with good bodies as well as those who are less fit.

Let her wonder what you look like under your shirt or sweater. Allowing her imagination to run wild is a simple trick that adds an element of mystique while on the date.

There is nothing wrong with wearing a fitted T-shirt to show off your chiseled body, but don’t overdo it. On the other hand, if you’re a little heavier, wear something a little less revealing and camouflage areas you don’t want her to see.

Having a successful first date is all about presentation and your first impression is crucial, so don’t blow it by revealing too many of your physical attributes.

Another quick tip to help you seem like a simple, classy dresser is to avoid T-shirts with beer, sport or rock group logos. You don’t want to come off looking like a frat boy who indulges in booze and sports all day.

So cut the adolescent-mode out and wear something neutral instead. Don’t worry about showing off a little logo that says Hugo Boss or Armani, but as a rule of thumb, stay away from any top with a very big logo or flashy lettering.

If you’re a T-shirt kind of guy, wear a plain black, gray or white one. Plain T-shirts are stylish, simple and basically go with anything you have in your wardrobe. Try to keep the colors to a minimum. For example, if you wear a black Tee, make sure you have a black belt and black shoes. That way, if your pants are a different color, you’ll have a total of two colors.

Fashionable, good-looking shoes are also a must on your first date because they can reveal a lot about your personality, and complete your overall look. Keeping them clean and polished should be a daily habit, especially on the day of your date.

Minimalist Machismo

Being simple on a first date also consists of keeping accessories to a minimum. Women want men to look like men, and keeping accessories down to a watch and a ring or necklace will do the trick just fine.

It’s better not to show too much and let her judge you on your conversation rather than what you’re wearing. For example, if you show up to the date with an extremely tight t-shirt, an assortment of jewelry and tattoos plastered all over your arms, chances are she will be so distracted by all those superficial elements that she won’t give you the sincere chance you deserve.

Her first impression is crucial, so make sure your hair is well groomed and your face is freshly shaven. Another little pointer is to ensure that your nails are clean because the last thing you want is to have her staring at your nails throughout the entire conversation. A clean, neat appearance is a guaranteed bonus.

Finally, ensure that all the important assets are groomed to perfection just in case things go very well and you land yourself a nightcap at her apartment.

Keep it clean and simple and have a great first date.
A classic watch is undoubtedly a man’s single most important fashion accessory. Some more conservative men will go so far as to say that a watch should be the only accessory worn and that anything else is simply superficial and useless.

The modern man, however, can definitely look stylish while wearing a bracelet, chain or ring, as long as he doesn’t exaggerate and mimic Dennis Rodman with hundreds of body rings, a dozen chains and a ring on each and every one of his fingers.

So what kind of fashion accessories should men wear in order to look stylish, without looking over-decorated and tacky?

Decorate your neck

fashion necklace Every man needs at least one necklace in his fashion accessory collection. Necklaces should be bold and simple, not multi-colored, clumsy or overweight. Instead, opt for something trendy like a necklace made up of wooden or plain metal beads.

The beads should be plain-colored wood or different shades of natural wood. You can deviate from plain colors by buying color-dyed beads. Most styles of necklaces are offered in various colors. As a general rule, try to limit yourself to neutral colors that match most of your clothes; that way you’ll be able to wear your necklace everyday with any piece of clothing you have available.

How to wear it

These types of necklaces are best worn with t-shirts or plain long-sleeved shirts. It’s a great way to upgrade or polish your overall look for dress down Fridays, important dates, or even before hitting a trendy nightspot.

Many celebrities have been seen wearing them, the most known being Latin sensation Enrique Iglesias and actor Brad Pitt. It goes without saying that these necklaces can add a little touch of sex appeal and uniqueness to your personal style when worn with the proper attire.

Gold, silver and platinum chains display a classier and more powerful image than beaded or string necklaces. The chain should be medium-sized because if it’s too thin and flimsy, it defies the whole purpose of trying to look stylish… and it might also look effeminate. On the other hand, if it’s a very thick chain, it could make you look like a racketeer.

Metal chains

Choose a chain with a medium-sized diameter, made of real metal such as gold, silver or platinum. Avoid fakes because they are pretty obvious and no one likes jewelry with too much luster.

Radiant jewelry is what you may see Liz Taylor wear, or anybody else with a flashy character. Finally, a little tip on how to wear your metal chain: keep it nicely tucked in your shirt. Leaving it hanging outside your shirt is simply tacky and looks childish.

Rings aren’t only for weddings

bracelet for men A ring is also a popular accessory for men. Wearing a simple ring can be very elegant and stylish at the same time. But for a few guys, taking the ring off could get you in big trouble!

Besides the good old ring finger on your left hand, you can wear a ring on your pinky finger, your middle finger, or for you more daring guys, your thumb. These days nobody really cares about which finger you wear a ring on, as long as the ring looks good and fits the rest of your outfit.

Simplicity and elegance should be your main guidelines when choosing a ring. Silver rings always look good whether they’re plain, combined with black, or mounted with a stone.

The same applies to white gold or platinum. A yellow gold ring, however, can either look very good or tacky and over-opulent. The ring can’t be too big because it’ll seem disproportionate with your fingers, and will come across as flashy.

Furthermore, yellow gold doesn’t match with many colors. So avoid wearing a yellow gold ring with a red ruby stone and a blue suit — you’ll look like a clown. Then again, if you’re living a gaudy lifestyle and money is no object, buy yourself the biggest ring you can afford.

A bracelet goes a long way

rings for men Bracelets are less popular with men, but they can actually make you look good. Once again, the trick to choosing a bracelet is to go for simplicity and classic styles since a man should be able to wear his bracelet everyday, whether for a formal meeting or for an informal get-together.

Preferably, bracelets should be firmly fitted around your wrist; this will avoid the bracelet from swinging as well as the annoying noise caused from flicking it up and down your arm. Most stylish bracelets are made of valued metals such as gold (white or yellow), silver and platinum.

Woven bracelets, however, are mostly seen on surfer/skater styled teenagers, or on men on the beach enjoying a summer vacation. Basically, these reflect a younger and more outgoing image than the traditional steel bracelet and should only be worn for casual events like a beach vacation, a beach party, or for your Sunday motorcycle drive.

Specific people wear leather or beaded bracelets; like the woven bracelet, these should be worn on non-formal occasions.

Earrings are for…

We cannot talk about fashion accessories without mentioning earrings. Generally, women, teenagers or rock stars wear earrings. Again, it depends on the type of work you’re involved in and what image you want to portray. Any kind of piercing — whether on your lips, nipples or ears might mirror a rebellious and unprofessional image.

I enjoy more unusual and daring trends, but earrings on men is something that never caught my eye. So, for you guys looking to spruce up your style with earwear, I recommend you think twice about it. Most women find earrings on men unattractive, and unless you’re a rock star, they might find it out of place.

Remember, you can wear fashion accessories or jewelry as long as they are simple and classy. Just make sure they match the rest of your ensemble’s color and style, and you’ll look like a million bucks.

Don’t be afraid to try new things and keep on looking good!

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