Valentine’s Day might be all about hearts and flowers, but you can knock your partner’s socks off by choosing the right suit for any kind of date. By making a special effort to wear a suit on your date, you’ll look like a total gentleman.
To help you make a great impression, we’ve outlined some tips on choosing the right suit for your Valentine’s Day festivities.
Rock a classic dark suit for a fancy night out
Are you heading to the theater, cocktail party, or a romantic fancy restaurant? If you and your partner planned a glamorous Valentine’s Day date, stick with a classic suit to look sharp and well-dressed.
If you think a black suit might be too formal, choose a slim navy suit with a simple white shirt. Pair it with either brown or black Oxfords, a slim tie, a nice watch, and a leather belt. A plain sangria pocket square or a patterned pocket square will add a little pop of fun. Just be sure that your pocket square complements your tie. If you live in a cooler climate, stay warm by topping off your look with a classic wool overcoat in camel or gray.
Mix a grey suit with casual elements for a day date
Even if your Valentine’s Day plans are more relaxed, you can still dress to impress by wearing a grey suit. To make your look more casual, pair your suit with a plain black or white T-shirt and nice leather sneakers. This is a functional and hip look if you’re exploring your city on foot, or taking a walk through a park after brunch.
If your style is more conservative or you plan to be outside during cooler weather, swap the T-shirt and sneakers for a crewneck sweater and loafers. Brown and oxblood loafers are slightly less formal and more versatile than black loafers. A blue, maroon, or emerald green sweater creates a cozy and attractive outfit.
Spice up dinner at home by wearing a suit
If you and your partner decided to stay home and cook a romantic meal at home, why not enjoy your dinner in a nice suit? It’ll show that you still want to look good on your date night in, and you can always change into pajamas afterward to watch a movie together on the couch.
Since you’re at home, try putting together an outfit with your suit that you haven’t tried before. If you have a bold red silk tie that you haven’t been able to wear out yet, pair it with a classic white shirt and a grey or navy suit. Or, you can skip the tie and wear a patterned shirt in paisley or plaid under a charcoal suit. For a unique and appropriately romantic look, add a lapel flower to your jacket in lieu of a tie or pocket square. Wear brown or black loafers to look slightly dressy and put-together, but still stay comfortable.
No matter where you’re taking your date this Valentine’s Day, you’ll look impressive and stylish when you rock a suit that fits you perfectly. Jim’s Formal Wear has plenty of suit styles available online, so you can dress to impress this Valentine’s Day!