Okay men, let us ask you this: do you ever look into your wardrobe on date night and feel slightly overwhelmed? Perhaps you’re a confident man who knows your style and loves getting dressed up for an evening on the town. Even so, do you ever second guess yourself, questioning what your partner might think about your fashion choices? For most men, this is a fairly common occurrence, especially for those of you with fashionable women in your life. You want to please your lady, right? Of course.
So today we have a few simple tips we suggest keeping in mind next time you’re picking an outfit for date night. We’ve actually even made it quite simple for you. All you have to do is remember the three Cs: consult, consider, and complement her. Keep these three Cs in mind when choosing a date night outfit, and we guarantee you’ll have a much happier lady in your life.
1) Consult Her
First are foremost, always consult your lady when dressing for date night. There’s nothing worse than showing up at her door, feeling confident, only to discover she’s outdressed you by leaps and bounds. You may feel confident you know the dress code for the location of your date, but in some cases, she might have a totally different idea of how to dress for that particular spot. It doesn’t take much: a simple 5 minute phone call to ask, or a quick meeting in the closet if you live together. If you take the time to consult her, she’ll see that you care, and that right there will get your night off to a great start.
On the other hand, if you’ve outdressed her... well, let’s just say we suggest being prepared to have a very grumpy date for the rest of the evening. She won’t be comfortable, she won’t feel confident, and she’ll likely feel quite out of place. Always consult her, make sure you’re on the same page about the level of formality of the date, and only then be prepared to have a much more enjoyable evening.
2) Consider Her
In a relationship, most couples have certain physical traits that they like about one another. Perhaps it’s your showstopping eyes, or your dark complexion? Maybe she loves your broad stature, or your strong arms? Whatever it is, keep those things in mind when deciding how to dress for date night.
While of course you should always dress in a way that is comfortable for you, it’s also important to consider her. Consider the physical characteristics that she loves about you and really play those things up. If she loves your eyes, perhaps wear a shirt that really makes your eyes pop. If she loves your broad stature, play that up by wearing a structure blazer that broadens out your shoulders even further.
Trust us, when you dress in a way that considers her and what she likes, you’ll see that little smile of pride tugging at the corner of her lips as you head out the door. You want her to be proud to be on your arm. Right, men?
3) Complement Her
While yes, to make your lady happy, we always recommend complimenting her on date night, but this won’t necessarily win you any points in the style department. What we mean by complement her is to make sure you always complement her with your outfit choices.
If you’re a fashionable couple, really, there’s nothing worse than clashing. Imagine this: you wear a great black shirt, one that you feel confident in, but then she shows up in her favorite orange dress… The result? You end up heading out the door looking like a couple obsessed with Halloween. Probably not the look you were going for, right?
If you want to avoid incidents like this, always aim to complement each other. In some cases, this might mean fully coordinated outfits. In other cases, it may simply mean wearing complimenting colors. Think of it this way: when your outfit clashes with your significant other, this doesn’t exactly put out the vibe that you’re a strong, compatible, happy couple. While other people’s opinions of your relationship don’t particularly matter, if you’re a couple that cares about fashion, you definitely want to always put your most fashionable self out there into the world. Your style choices are a reflection of yourself, after all, which means your style choices as a couple are a reflection of your partnership. Feel great about your relationship by putting good, happy vibes out there with complimenting outfits.
So, will you be considering the three Cs next time you’re headed to date night? They’re not overly complicated, they’re easy to remember, and trust us, when you consider them, your evening will run much smoother. Who’s on board?