First Date Looks That Aren’t Basic

· Updated on May 29, 2018
Date & Drinks Look

You were supposed to be on your way to meet him 30 minutes ago, but the only thing you’ve figured out is which pair of underwear to put on. The last thing you want before a date is a fashion emergency, so here are some of the top must-have looks from the men’s catwalks that you can throw on anytime you want to show a new guy you’ve got great taste.

90’s grunge becomes a bit more polished with an oversized denim trucker jacket and color blocked shirts, creating the perfect smart casual look. Pink tones are huge for spring/summer ’17 and will continue to be popular moving into the winter season too (so you can get your money’s worth). Opt for tailored chinos in darker pink tones and wear with chunky boots in brown or burgundy.

Let’s break down your options:

The classic denim trucker jacket is a closet must have item. A boxy silhouette and relaxed sleeves help smarter looks become more casual.

Left to right: Topman, RTA, Levi’s

Classic black, grey, and white combinations give that all important color block look, but without having to rely on brighter colors. Bowling shirts remain a key item as we move into summer and work perfectly unbuttoned over shirts and vests.

Left to right: Marni, COS, Andrea Pompilio

As candy pink becomes one of the hottest colors from the season following the fall/winter menswear catwalks, we look to salmon tones for an easier way to wear the look.

Left to right: Zara, PT01, American Eagle

Burgundy and red tone boots are perfect to chuck on for the season, with buckles working for smarter styles and contrast laces bringing through the more casual side.

Left to right: John Lobb, Red Wing

Want an accessory to top it all off? The backpack keeps its place as a key item on the runway with a new minimal look. Go for easy black and oxblood tones.

Left to right: Want Les Essentiels, Eastpak, Y-3

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