What to Wear: Date Night

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Date night — there’s nothing I hate more than meeting a guy for a date and find him wearing a pair of sloppy jeans, an ugly t-shirt and scuffed up shoes. Talk about turn off! Please try and show that you want to impress me. Here are a few pointers:

1. Dress according to the date plan. If it’s dinner at a nice restaurant, you probably want to wear something sharp. If you’re going on a picnic in the park, make it a little more casual. If you’re meeting at a dive bar, wear something that makes you look like you tried. One guy I dated put on my old college hoodie for an event where everyone else was wearing cocktail casual. I was so embarrassed. There’s nothing worse than seeing a guy who is dressed totally inappropriately for the occasion.

2. Don’t be a bum. It’s quite disappointing when I see that you didn’t try to look good for me at all. It shows that you don’t care about what I think, and you’re not trying to do anything to get on my good side.

3. Wear clothes that fit you. Sometimes guys have a tendency to put on something that doesn’t fit right. You should always avoid baggy clothing. This isn’t the hip-hop ‘90s when big pants were still cool. Also make sure your shit is properly sized. You’ll look more put together that way.

Now you just have to provide good conversation and pick up the check and I’ll be a happy gal.

Clockwise, L-R: Maison Martin Margiela Thick Sole Blucher, $865 at barneys.com; Howlin’ by Morrison Willow the Wisp Cardigan, $262 at stevenalan.com; Steven Alan Reverse Seam Shirt, $178 at stevenalan.com; A.P.C. Water-Repellent Mason Mac, $720 at apc.fr; Acne Vega Jean, $230 at shop.acnestudios.com.