Get Ready for the Biggest Date Night of the Year!

Yes gentlemen, it’s that time again… Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  You’ve probably already got some plans in mind for that evening – the restaurant, the flowers, or perhaps a more special gift – but have you thought about what you’re going to wear?  Sometimes we get so focused on what we’re buying for the other person or where we’re taking them, that we forget the most important aspect of the day, which is to spend quality time with a special person. You’ll want to look your best for that, first and foremost for your own confidence, but also so that your date can be seen out with the most stylish guy around!

Dress to impress

Valentine’s Day is one of those versatile holidays in that it can have whatever tone you want to set, but it’s important to dress appropriately.  You don’t want to overdress or underdress, and you definitely don’t want to be mismatched with what your date is wearing, so have a conversation beforehand to make sure you’re both on the same page.  Regardless of whether your Valentine’s Day plans are more formal or casual, you can always look smart.  While this doesn’t necessarily mean going out and buying an entirely new outfit, a lot of guys like to take the opportunity to choose a new shirt and tie to go with a suit they already have, or maybe opt for some kind of dressy casual pairing if that’s more in line with your plans.  Whatever you choose to wear, make sure you feel comfortable in it, as you’ll always look better in something if you feel good about wearing it!

Build a strong foundation

As important as your clothes are, preparing for your big night out starts well before you ever get dressed.  If ever you were going to pay extra-special attention to the finer points of your grooming routine, now’s the time.  That could mean a fresh haircut, a clean shave, or even a manicure.  A nice fragrance can also go a long way, and your date will likely be very appreciative.  Whatever it is you like to add to your grooming routine for special occasions, Valentine’s Day is the right time to pull out all the stops.

Add some special touches

If you’re dressing up a bit, have you thought about your cufflinks?  A pocket square?  Maybe a bracelet?  This could be a good opportunity to try out a few accessories, or just add some extra touches that will give you the wow factor and take your date’s breath away.

Don’t forget to enjoy yourself!

Throughout the Valentine’s Day planning and prep process, always keep the main goal in mind: a fun night out with your significant other.  While you definitely want to put in an effort, keep your ideas flexible and have a good time getting ready for your date.  The most important thing is that you show up happy, confident, and relaxed, so put that at the top of your priority list and you can’t go wrong!

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