Nailing That First Date Outfit

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Whether you swiped right, met in a bar or you’ve been playing a game of cat and mouse for months at work, you’ve somehow gone and sealed a date. Go on, give yourself a mini high-five. You know you wanna.

The thing is, you might think the hard part is over, when in fact you’re still yet to decide on what you’re wearing. Do you go full suit and risk being overdressed? Or do you go casual jeans and t-shirt and risk looking underdressed? A classic dilemma. Seriously, wardrobe dilemmas aren’t just for girls.

Don’t sweat it. Kent and Lime have got your back. Keep these three things in mind when choosing your outfit, and you’ll be sure to score a second date.

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Show your personality

While a smart suit might be your first pick – after all, it’s a fancy restaurant y’know – it’s not always the way to make a great first impression. If your date thinks your personality matches that plain, boring suit, you’re unlikely to score that second meet-up. Choose something that expresses who you are. Have a little fun with it – chances are, your date will notice.

Dress for your age

Look, we get it. When you’re trying to impress – especially on a first date – it’s often tempting to tell a few little white lies about your age. Surely 34 isn’t all that different to 38, we hear you cry. Of course it’s not. You’re still the same cool guy you were back then – probably cooler – but be sure to dress for your real age, not the one on your dating profile. Dressing too young is a classic indicator of trying too hard, and you’re date’s gonna smell it a mile off. Do you, and don’t overthink it.

Don’t be afraid of colour

Put down that hawaiian shirt, dude. That wasn’t what we meant. What we did mean, is don’t be afraid to get a little playful with colour. If you’re overcome with blacks, greys and navys in your wardrobe, throw caution to the wind and try a pop of colour. If nothing else, it’ll be a conversation starter for when your spaghetti jokes run dry, and hey, that colourful choice might just be what gets your date punching your digits to hook up again.

Disclaimer: if you’re prone to getting a little flustered – and by flustered we mean sweaty – stay away from the ‘danger colours’ that’ll expose perspiration. Hey, it happens to the best of us, but honestly, dark patches on your grey shirt don’t exactly say “I’m the one for you!”

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