How should I dress to impress my date? Good question! Picking out the perfect outfit for a date is tricky. You want to be bold but not too intimidating. Or you want to look friendly, but you don’t want to be put into the friend zone. You want to stay true to your personal style, but you want an elevated look. Our stylist at Taelor, Alena Le Blanc, provides some insight into making the right impression on your next date. In men’s clothing, choosing the right color, print and proportions are key in making your outfit stand out. These tips will not only help you create your own personal style but help you land you a second date.
Instead of wearing your favorite color, wear one that suits you
Color is important to ensure that your clothes compliment your complexion and match whatever statement you are trying to convey. To find out what kind of complexion you have, look at your veins. If they look greenish, then you have warm undertones and we recommend wearing mustard yellow and brown. If your veins look bluish, you have cooler undertones. If you have more of a yellow undertone to your skin, try wearing purple, which is a complementary color that will look really great on you. If you have a more red undertone, wearing green or blue is most complementary for you. If you have darker skin, then bright colors (cobalt and bright reds) might be a great option to make a statement and can complement your skin tone.
When it comes to choosing what color to wear to make an impression, our stylist recommends sticking with either black or blue when you want to come across as stylish, calm and classic. But if you want to try something riskier, try a red shirt, which will make you seem more bold and confident. When experimenting with color, Taelor’s monthly men’s subscription box can help you try out new colors without the commitment of buying. You can explore and see what fits your personality and makes you feel bold.
Make a statement with a print
Picking the perfect print is a great way to make a statement without a single word. Your style and clothing make an impression and impact before you even say anything. Here is a guide to help pick the perfect print that will make the right statement:
- Floral prints may be a bit feminine, but they also make you seem extremely approachable.
- If you want something fun to chat about, choose a conversational print, like a shirt with tiny dogs or little cactuses all over them. Conversational prints show that you’re a little bit more fun and playful.
- If you want a classic look, our stylist recommends simple stripes or possibly plaid.
- Plaid is more relaxed and makes you seem like you have a flare for outdoorsy adventure.
Follow the Rule of Thirds When Thinking About Fit
When you’re choosing your outfit for your date, you want to make sure that your clothes fit your body properly. One way to do that is to use the rule of thirds.
Imagine your body broken down into three different parts: your head and shoulders, your torso, and your legs. You never want to split your body in half. You want to play with the eye, which can be as simple as layering a jacket over a shirt that is a little bit shorter in length than the jacket and wearing these with a great pair of pants.
The aim is to balance what you’re wearing on the top with what you’re wearing on the bottom. So if you're wearing a more oversized top, it's a good idea to stick to pants that are more straight or slim.
So, for example, if you have a longer torso, it's a good idea to wear high-waisted pants to even out the proportions of your body. If you have a shorter torso, go for mid-rise pants, and try to wear V-neck necklines because they create the illusion of an elongated neck, which will make your torso seem longer.
Most importantly, when choosing your outfit, try to pick clothes that accentuate your best feature. So if you have great legs, go ahead and wear shorts that really show them off.
Taelor allows you to try out new colors, prints and styles to experiment with what fits best. You are able to explore and find out what works best for your own style. We hope that you can leverage our service to land that second date and the date after that. The best part is when your date is over, you don’t have to worry about laundry. Just send it back to us and we will take care of the cleaning. Use the coupon code TAELORBLOG to get a month of shirts to wear! https://taelor.style.