When it comes to dating, you want to make the right impression from the word go. First dates are all about looking sharp, feeling comfortable and showing the best side of your personality. Ditch the formality of your work suit, shirt and tie as you don’t want your date to think you’re on a job interview, and swap it for something more along the lines of smart casual. And the same principles apply to the next date and so on which can put you in a tricky predicament. If you’re struggling to find an outfit that’s both stylish and appropriate for whatever you've planned, here’s what to wear on date one, two and three.
You’ve booked the hottest restaurant in town so scrub up for the occasion. That trusty navy suit may be your first port of call but you want to dress to impress not overwhelm. Instead team a lightweight blazer over a dobby weave shirt with a pair of slim chinos. Why the dobby weave? Well, it's a smart choice that bridges that gap between smart casual so if you remove your jacket you'll still look put together. Finish with a plain leather belt and the perfect all-rounder – desert boots.
The second date may be less nerve-racking but that doesn't mean you can let the side down. Whether you're heading to the cinema or a bar for drinks, make the effort in a simple and easy-to-wear outfit. Stick to a navy blazer, white crew neck t-shirt and your belted chinos for a combination that's effortlessly smart and relaxed. The blazer gives you the option to instantly smarten up if you go for post-cinema drinks at the hottest bar in town.
By date three, you're pretty sure you're on to a good thing so choose an activity where you can spend more time getting to know each other. This could be as simple as a stroll in the local park or visiting an art gallery. Whatever you decide to do, dress for the occasion. Versatile and comfortable, a white poplin shirt teamed with a pair of indigo jeans never fails to impress. Wear untucked with desert boots and add a lightweight jacket so you'll still look sharp but are prepared just in case the temperature drops.