Finding the right outfit for a first date is already hard enough, but what do you wear on a casual first date? This is a question many guys ask when they meet up with someone they’re interested in, but don’t know them well. For instance, if your date suggests going to an outdoor café, you might worry that something like a suit or dress shoes won’t be appropriate. But don’t worry – there are plenty of things you can wear on a casual first date. In this article, we tell you what kind of outfits look great for a casual first date and why.
A neutral look is always a good idea.
When it comes to dinner dates, there are lots of ways to make a winning first impression. But if you’re not sure where to start, a neutral look is always a good idea.
The main idea here is that subtlety can be sexy too — and it’s often more practical, because you’ll have an easier time pairing your outfit with accessorizing pieces like shoes and scarves when avoiding too much color. You can also keep the focus on your face and personality, because neutral colors won’t draw attention away from what matters.
Jeans can be just as chic as pants.
- You can always wear a pair of jeans.
- Jeans are both functional and versatile. There are many different types of jeans, including bootcut, straight leg, skinny, wide leg and cropped—so there’s no shortage of styles to choose from. Jean outfits also vary in formality. You can wear casual jean shorts or black skinny jeans with an off-the-shoulder top for a night out. Or you can pair denim with a button down blouse and heels for a more business casual look.
- Jeans are also popular because they’re seasonally appropriate in any weather: They’re light enough to wear on balmy summer days, but they’ll keep you warm during colder months as well—just throw on a sweater or long sleeved shirt to add an extra layer of warmth! Best of all, you can find the perfect pair that fits your personal style at any budget! This makes them a must have item for both your work wardrobe and weekend ensembles.
A statement coat never fails.
If you are looking for a creative way to spice up your style, then a statement coat is the perfect way to make a bold style statement. What exactly is a statement coat? This can mean different things for different people, but essentially it is a piece that makes an impact.
A classic example of this would be plaid. Plaid coats are everywhere this season, from high street brands to high end designers and everyone in between. The key here is choosing something with interesting details and that feels genuine to you as opposed to just being trendy. If you are feeling daring, go for something bright or with unexpected detailing like ruffles or fringe!
A turtleneck is the ultimate basic piece that goes with everything.
The turtleneck is the ultimate basic piece that goes with everything. We have been wearing turtlenecks since as early as the 1500s! They were first worn by the Roman Catholic clergy, and later in the 60s when Audrey Hepburn popularized this trend. Turtlenecks are extremely versatile Winter fashion pieces.
They can be dressed up for a night out or dressed down for a casual daytime look. The possibilities are endless to how you can style your turtleneck. They can be layered with other pieces: vests, scarves, cardigans, jackets and so on.
A turtleneck would make a great outfit choice for a dinner date because it is chic and sophisticated while also being comfortable and warm (and when it’s cold outside dinner dates are one of the few activities that people engage in). It is hard to go wrong with this trend so if you only add one thing to your wardrobe this winter season let it be a classic white turtleneck sweater that goes with everything!
A dressy blouse will take you from day to night.
Dressy blouses are a great way to go from day to night. Pair one with some dress pants for the office and then switch them out with jeans for dinner. We love this look because you can easily change your outfit without having to do your makeup, hair or jewelry again. If you want to mix it up, add a pencil skirt instead of jeans and bring along a pair of tights for extra warmth.
Add some flair with bright accessories.
For many women, the issue of what to wear on a first date is a thorny one. The desire to look put together and attractive is met with the fear of looking like an over-eager tryhard.
Fortunately, you can strike a balance by choosing simple, understated clothing and then adding some flair with bright accessories. A colorful handbag or necklace will spice up your outfit without going overboard. Keep in mind that the addition of color should be fun—but not childish or gaudy—and should complement your ensemble as a whole. Don’t go with all black, but don’t go too crazy either! You want to look sophisticated and well put-together, not silly or overdone.
A hint of lace elevates any skirt.
With its intricate patterns, lace adds a romantic and feminine touch to any look. A hint of lace elevates any skirt but can also be dressed up or down, depending on how you style it. The texture makes it more elegant than sheer styles and can be worn year round and in many different settings.
The best part is that lace comes in multiple styles, colors, and silhouettes so there’s something for everyone. You can go with a full-on lace dress or opt for a more subtle look by picking out a simple blouse with pretty details such as scalloped edges or floral embroidery.
A unique shoe can really transform your outfit.
In our opinion, the perfect shoe can make or break an outfit. And while most men don’t have much trouble in this department, we’ve seen many women wearing shoes that are neither comfortable nor attractive. This is a huge mistake, because no one wants to be hobbling around in heels all night long — not you and certainly not your date.
On the other hand, a unique shoe can really transform your outfit. When you know exactly what to wear on a dinner date (or any other kind), it’s important to choose footwear that’s appropriate for the occasion; but that doesn’t mean you should play it safe. If you’re feeling bold and confident with your look, opt for something striking — as long as it isn’t too high! After all, there’s nothing sexier than a woman who can walk without her mind focused solely on her feet.
Regardless of which pieces you wear, what’s most important is that you feel confident and comfortable in them!
Regardless of which pieces you wear, what’s most important is that you feel confident and comfortable in them! If your dress feels too tight or your shoes are giving you blisters, then it’s time to rethink your outfit. If you don’t feel great about what you’re wearing, it will show and will detract from the overall experience. A date is just that—an experience—and ultimately you’ll be happier if the focus is on building a connection with someone rather than on how much wiggle room there is in your dress.
The general theme for a casual summer date is easy and relaxed. Wear what you are comfortable in, the main idea is to be able to have fun and get along with the person you are on a first date with. One way of doing this is wearing something that looks good without being too flashy. For example, do not put on ripped or extremely tight pants or shorts, instead opt for something a little nicer yet still modest. Do not go overboard on the cologne or perfume either, this may be very distracting and can be off putting if too strong. Also, just because it is summer time does not mean you should go out in very short shorts, etc. Make sure you are prepared for the weather knowing what the average temperature will be where you will likely be going to dinner. Choosing restaurant appropriately can help set the tone as well. If your date could stand to spend more money take him or her to a fine dining experience with dim lights and an upscale ambiance. Remember to keep it simple and fun during any first date and food play an important role in helping set the tone for your evening out. All in all, try to steer clear of wearing anything too sporty on a casual first date. Save tight jeans and shorts for the gym, not for your night out on the town. Stick with a simple pair of dark wash jeans and clean sneakers, or move up the dress code by trading your jeans for dress pants and your sneakers for shoes. You want to be comfortable but also look your best. Ultimately, it’s your call when it comes to what you wear to a casual date. Pick something that you feel comfortable and attractive in (and are happy to change when the date is done).