Are you Valentines Ready?
A “What To Wear” guide for your Valentine’s Date. – By Elle Lavon Stylist
Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away and you want to impress.
Planning is essential.
You need to set the scene.
The date has to suit your vibe, and your outfit needs to look on point, yet effortless.
Don’t stress. I’ve put together 3 ultimate outfit ideas and some tips on how to look your best, so that you can focus on your date. Easy.
If you’re still at a loss, give me a call and I can get you decked out with a quick and easy shopping trip at the perfect stores with exclusive discounts for my personal clients.
A quick note on grooming.
No outfit is complete without good grooming.
Take an hour out of your week and book in with your barber for a hair cut, beard and mustache tidy, and if you have any naughty little ear or nose hairs on display – I recommend removing them too.
Manscaping is always appreciated so show up looking sharp and smelling nice.
Check out your local Tommy Guns Barber’s shop for a unique experience!
The Casual Date
Setting: Picnic, cheese and wine on a blanket by the river, movies or casual drinks at your favourite chilled out bar.
Vibe: Relaxed and comfortable.
Dress code: Casual.
Top: T shirt, Short sleeve shirt or long sleeved shirt rolled up.
Pants: Tailored shorts, Chinos or jeans.
Shoes: Loafers, sneakers (nice ones please, not your gym shoes), espadrilles or a nice pair of leather thongs.
Accessories: Watch, Bracelets (beaded and leather are hot right now. later with watch).
A cotton or linen blazer would look great, if that’s your vibe.
Low key cocktails and dinner
Setting: Rooftop or riverside bar or cosy restaurant.
Vibe: Chilled but swanky.
Dress code: Smart Casual.
Top: Short sleeve shirt , cool and slinky linen shirt or well fitted dress shirt.
Pants: Cotton dress pants or a great pair of fitted dress jeans.
Shoes: Loafers, dressy sneakers, espadrilles or dress shoes
Jacket: cotton or linen blazer in a contrasting colour to your pants.
Accessories: Pocket square, watch and bracelets, lapel pin, belt if you’re tucking your shirt in.
Going All Out
Setting: The best restaurants in town.
You’re going for The Works! You’ve booked one of the best restaurants in town, taken tomorrow off work and a boutique hotel room awaits on the other end so you can wine and dine at leisure.
The vibe: We’r feeling fancy.
Dress code: Cocktail.
Go for a lounge suit. Something that says fun. Shades of blue or grey with a subtle pattern. 2 buttons with a peak or notch lapel.
If you’re not feeling like a suit, go for slim fit cotton dress pants and a blazer.
Shirt: Fitted dress shirt. ( If you’ve opted for a suit, don’t be shy to add a french cuff. Brownie points for extra effort.)
Shoes: Slim Italian dress shoes. I love brogues and monk straps. Or loafers with bare ankles (use invisible socks).
Accessories: The lot! Pocket square, cufflinks, watch, belt (or go Italian style – without), lapel pin. Tie – optional. I love the open shirt under suit look for that effortless feel.
The perfect fit makes all the difference. If you have hems that need taking up or a shirt or jacket that requires adjustments, head on to The Fitting Room On Edward and let the professionals take care of the final touches.
Have a great night!
Gentlemen, you are now armed with everything you need to know to look great on your date, so have a great night.
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