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Make sure your clothes fit well.
- Make sure your clothes fit well. Wearing clothes that are too tight or too baggy will be distracting. No one wants to be tugging at their hems or adjusting their neckline all night, and if your outfit is too small, you’ll spend the whole evening fidgeting to get comfortable. Make sure you can move freely in your outfit, it’s clean and wrinkle-free, and you can wear comfortable shoes all night.
- Try on as many outfits as you want before Valentine’s Day! This may seem obvious but is a tip that bears repeating: try out all of your date night ideas ahead of time so you don’t end up standing in front of the mirror on February 14th wondering what the heck went wrong! The last thing anyone needs is a wardrobe malfunction when they’re trying to look their best for Valentine’s Day – make sure everything fits just right before heading out on February 14th by testing each piece (including jewelry) at least once before that day arrives.
Find a balance between sexy and casual.
Find a balance between sexy and casual. Nobody wants to be fidgety or uncomfortable on their date, so don’t wear anything so dressy you will have to constantly adjust your hemline, sleeves, or neckline. But at the same time, don’t look like you didn’t care what you looked like by wearing jeans and a t-shirt. The key is to find a middle ground: you want to look put together, but not stiff — sexy, but not trashy — sophisticated, but still relaxed enough to let loose if the situation calls for it.
Make sure your planned outfit is comfortable: Do a dry run in advance before the big day! Wear your clothes around the house for an hour or two (putting on shoes can change how an outfit looks!). This way you can make sure there are no scratchy fabrics rubbing against areas that may start hurting later; that there are no buttons missing; that nothing pinches; etc.
Avoid going for all-one-color outfits.
An all-one-color outfit can be a big mistake. Even though the color you’re wearing works with your skin tone and hair color, it can end up looking boring.
For example, if you wear an all black outfit, you won’t have as many options to accessorize as you would if you wore navy blue pants and a striped shirt. If that wasn’t enough, wearing the same color from head to toe can also make you look heavier. To avoid this fashion faux pas, choose outfits with different textures or patterns for a chic look.
Same thing goes for makeup: don’t match the lipstick to your shoes or dress! If makeup matches the clothes too much, it makes the whole look seem “off.”
Don’t dress too conservatively.
In your quest to impress, don’t go too conservative or too sexy. You may want to look a bit formal but adding a touch of sex appeal makes it stand out. For example, wearing jeans and a t-shirt is not appropriate for this occasion, no matter how nice the fit. Nor is wearing a full suit and tie or even a prom dress or ball gown. Instead, opt for something that’s in between—it will make you seem confident without seeming contrived.
If you’re going for sexy, make sure that based on your date’s personality, you don’t go over the top with it. It may make you come off as desperate and insecure if he/she doesn’t like what they see. Yes, showing some skin is always good but showing too much can backfire on you. This can mean wearing a short skirt (or any skirt at all) with an overly low-cut top; so be mindful of your proportions!
Wear something that makes you feel pretty or handsome.
You don’t need your clothes to do all the talking. You should be fully comfortable in whatever you’re wearing, because it’s the most attractive accessory you’ll ever have.
When all else fails and you just can’t think of what to wear, fall back on a tried-and-true piece of clothing that makes you feel good. It might not be an item that someone else would pick out for themselves, and that’s totally fine! It’s also possible that they might not even notice what they’re wearing because they’re so busy thinking about how great (or handsome) their date looks.
Have an outfit you can mix and match with other accessories.
Besides being resourceful, you’ll be able to create different looks with the same pieces. You’ll love having a few blouses that match your favorite pencil skirt, or a pair of slacks that work well with several tops. When you have options, you can play around with mixing and matching various pieces to express your style.
The writer feels strongly about this point because they have had positive experiences with mix-and-match outfits in their own life. They also know that people feel good when they dress well. They ask readers to trust them on this point because they are an expert on this topic and know what they are talking about.
Choose an outfit that matches the restaurant you’re going to.
You’ve probably heard the phrase “it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed,” but sometimes being overdressed can be just as awkward as looking like you didn’t try. Say you’re going to a fancy restaurant: If you’re dressed in a t-shirt and jeans while everyone else is wearing cocktail dresses and suits, it’s not your best look. Alternatively, if you’re at a casual eatery and all the other patrons are in shorts and polo shirts, your velvet tuxedo looks silly.
Do your research: When it comes to clothing, knowledge is power. Know the dress code of the restaurant you’re planning on taking your partner to. If there’s no mention of their dress code on their website or social media pages, give them a call and ask. Alternatively, if you know someone who has been there before, ask them what they think would be appropriate attire for that particular venue.
If all else fails when trying to figure out what’s appropriate for where you’ll be eating Valentine’s Day dinner—dress better than normal but not too much better—you don’t want to come off like a try-hard!
Don’t wait until the last minute to get ready.
Don’t wait until the last minute to get ready. You don’t want to be frantically shaving or trying to finish your makeup while your date is waiting downstairs for you. Give yourself a little extra time so that you’re not rushed and can relax in a stress-free environment.
Dress up your shoes, too.
You’ll probably be wearing some great shoes, so it makes sense to dress them up a little. You can do this any number of ways, from applying shoe polish or leather conditioner to your favorite pair or simply picking up a new pair that matches the colors in your outfit. You could also try updating your soles with a quick fix like replacing old laces or adding some new insoles. There are plenty of options out there in a range of prices and styles, so take your time and pick something that really suits you!
Give yourself a manicure.
When you spend a lot of time on your clothing, it’s important to pay attention to the details. This means your nails, too!
For men that are not used to doing their own nail care, this can seem like an unnecessary or even unmanly step. But here’s the thing: Your hands and nails are always in view, whether you’re sitting down for a meal at a restaurant or holding hands with your partner on a romantic walk. In either case, you want them to be clean and well-maintained—not ragged and chewed up.
A manicure may sound fancy (and indeed, many spas offer manicures that last for hours), but for most men it’s actually pretty easy: Just keep nails short and clean. If you have rough edges around your cuticles from picking at them, trim them away carefully with cuticle clippers and file down any sharpness with an emery board or nail file. Then rub some moisturizer into the skin around your nails; this will make sure they look healthy rather than dry and cracked.
If you do want to add a little polish to your look (pun absolutely intended), there are plenty of low-maintenance options available that won’t take up much of your time or effort:
- Choose the right color—or don’t choose one at all! The most important thing is making sure that the shade doesn’t clash with what you’re wearing (or get too close). Darker colors like navy blue tend toward being more formal while lighter shades such as baby pink work better in casual settings such as beach parties; solid black tends toward being gothic while reds can vary from subtle rose petals all way through bloodstain-like crimson depending on how much pigment has been added during manufacture. If you prefer going au naturel instead though just remember when buffing out rough patches so no one sees any jagged spots where dirt has settled into cracks left
Match your hair to your clothing.
The most basic, yet most important rule of dressing in the winter is to match your hair to your clothing. Your best bet for a night out on Valentine’s Day is to choose a hairstyle that complements your outfit and the other features of your appearance.
- Consider your hair color. If you have blond hair, you’ll want to go with any shade of pink or red; if you have black hair, choose blue or purple; and if you’re going for green, make sure that your locks are brown or some variation thereof.
- Think about length: If it’s too short—like say what grows on top of Lucky Charms marshmallows—then consider adding extensions.
If it’s at an awkward length where neither ponytail nor updo will work—as is often the case with women who are transitioning from long-to-short styles—you may need some very creative solutions indeed! And don’t forget about facial shape: oval faces look best with straight lines while round faces should use soft curls
Body type matters too! For girls who are petite (under 5’5″) go shorter than average length so as not to overwhelm their diminutive frames! Those who are plus size should avoid wearing anything above their knees since they could appear frumpy instead of beautiful.”
Use perfume or cologne sparingly.
Scent, of course, is part of the allure for both men and women. We can’t get enough of a great-smelling guy or gal. That said, it is possible to err on the side of too much cologne or perfume. When too-muchness occurs, you may give off a scent that causes sneezing and/or watering eyes. Be careful not to overdo it and make sure that you’re using something you’ve used before (and know smells good on you).
Dab perfume or cologne behind your ears, on your wrists, in your hair and cleavage if it’s exposed. Do not add too many scents together! Your cologne should be the only fragrance, so if you use body lotion with a scent maybe skip the perfume on this Valentine’s Day so that he doesn’t have to smell three different types of fragrances at once. If you are worried about smelling too strong just give yourself a spray in front of you and walk into it instead spraying directly onto your skin. This will keep from overpowering your date as well as other people who may be around during dinner or at the bar later in the evening.
Feeling special on Valentine’s Day means putting some effort into finding the right clothes to wear!
If you have a date on Valentine’s Day, the assumption is that you’re hoping to see the person again, so it makes sense to put some effort into looking your best. In this case, knowing what to wear can be difficult. If you’ve been together for a while, though, there are ways of figuring it out. For example, if your significant other is dressed more casually than usual after work, he or she may not want to go anywhere too fancy. Take note and dress accordingly!
No matter how much time you spend getting ready for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, there will always be little things that crop up that make us feel unappealing in one way or another. It could be our hair isn’t perfect or we spilled something on our shirt before we left the house. But these are minor details and chances are your significant other won’t even notice them! Instead of letting these issues affect how you feel about yourself and letting them ruin your experience altogether, try to focus on what you have done right with your appearance. Wearing a new dress? New shoes? Great makeup? Focusing on the details that do make us feel good can help us let go of those that don’t quite meet our expectations!