There is no excuse not to dress your best on Valentine’s Day! If you are dating, this is the perfect time to give your partner a chance (or a reminder) to see the very best you. If you are single, this is the perfect night to go out and meet someone. Getting dressed up is also a fun experience that fills you with confidence, so if you are nervous about the big date night, channel that nervous energy into getting ready and take your mind off things. Focusing on the details will help you prepare mentally, and look incredible.
If you are planning to propose, you will want to take every precaution possible to dress your best as this is a night where you take one of the most memorable photographs of your life. Just think, when they say yes, you will want to take a photograph to share the news with friends and family. You want to make sure the photograph is one that will stand the test of time, so cover all the bases, and make sure you spend extra time in the shower and brushing those teeth, and always pack gum.
Below are simple ways you can dress to impress this Valentine’s Day!
1. Shape Up
It doesn’t matter if you wear a beard or not, there is only one rule on date night, be well groomed! We love the Phillips Norelco razor that can be used wet or dry. You want your beard to be well-kept and have no straggly hairs. We recommend clean shaving if you only have a few days stubble, as this could irritate your dates sensitive skin should you make it to a post-date make out session.
2. Tame Flyaways
Tame frizzy hair and flyaways for a sleek, polished look with American Crew Classic Fiber. Taking extra precautions will result in a red carpet ready look that will dazzle. Quality products also last longer, and won’t melt under pressure. Choose a classic style you know looks good on you and get a hair cut from a trusted barber before the big night. This is not the time to try something new.
3. The Dress Shirt
Unlike other dates, Valentine’s Day calls for a true dress shirt. There is no business causal or denim allowed. Choose a well fitted or even a tailored shirt, if your budget will allow, and complete it with a tie or bow tie and cuff links. If you don’t own a quality dress shirt, we love Men’s Warehouse who host great clearance sales on designer shirts. Great news is always worth repeating!
4. Suit and Tie
Take a leaf out of Justin Timberlake’s book and get out your suit and tie. This is like lingerie for women, and is the dress code for many establishments on Valentine’s Day. A suit also tells your partner you are a responsible yet romantic date who value their time. While you may be uncomfortable, remember, tonight is about giving and receiving. You can always remove your jacket.
5. Be On Time
It doesn’t matter if this is your first date or your 100th date, never be late! Dress to impress with this handsome Bulova wristwatch that will keep you stylish and on time. Being punctual means arriving at least 5 minutes early; you should be there to greet your date and make them feel comfortable. Never leave your date wondering where you are, even if it is at the exact time you agreed.
- Choose a pastel color shirt with a grey suit
- Only wear one patterned item in any one out fit
- Match your shoes, belts, and wallet for a uniformed look
- Forego deodorant
- Forget to shine your shoes
- Kiss them with bad breathe
Do you have some of your own tips to share on how to dress to impress this Valentine’s Day? Leave a comment and let us know!