In this post, I'm going to give you my personal opinion on what to wear on a first date. First dates are tricky in pretty much every way, so hopefully, I'll give you some tips & tricks on how to set a good first impression too. (Saying that, my first date history is a little sketchy) but just go with it. The main thing you must remember is that you've already secured that initial first date, someone has said yes when they could have said no.

These days, your date will already have a pretty good idea of what you look like after they've inevitably scrolled back through your entire Instagram feed, or done their detective work on Facebook (don't lie, we all do it)! They'll already know your style and fingers crossed, like it!

First dates are a huge deal, there's no playing it down. I always think the hours leading up to the first date are the worst, they're always super tense and quite stressful. (Nothing a can of Stella Artois can't fix). The anticipation and nerves always play a part in my pre-first date regime, but I suppose if I didn't have them, it would be pretty pointless going on the date in the first place. Nerves are good!

Getting back to the post, what I'm trying to say is, what you wear on a first date should reflect who you are as a person, and your personality. It's a little like personal branding, it does say a lot about who you are. It’s not so much what designer you wear, or where you shop. But, what I think is most important is that your clothes fit you well. Style & size. This may seem obvious, but ill fitting clothes are a huge NO.

People always look more confident and put together, in clothes that fit them well. If you feel good in what you’re wearing, it’ll show. The more confidence you have, the more you will smile, laugh and engage with the other person. The more things you'll find in common with one another, and through that, the more dates you’ll hopefully share in the future!

New isn't always good. Wearing something brand new, and untested isn't always a good idea. Yes, it's a treat to get something new for the occasion, but if you're not 100%- don't wear it. Go for one of your classic wardrobe looks, something you know you'll look cool in, an outfit you've tried & tested before.

Planning is crucial. I always love a good plan, do not leave it to the very last minute. You don't want to find out that shirt you wanted to wear is STILL in the wash! Plan your outfit the day before and get it all ready, make sure you make it look the best it can.

I'm not going to sit here and say you must do this, you must do that. We're all different, and that's good. So if dressing smart is your thing, do that. Or maybe you prefer a more laid back look. The only thing you need to remember is that first impressions count! Along with trying your hardest to be charming, witty and hoping that your anecdotes you're sharing aren't too out there, you'll do just fine!

Aftershave, however, is a must. Your aftershave does play quite an important role during the date, everyone likes someone more if they smell nice, right? A splash of your go-to aftershave will go along way, just make sure you don't drown yourself in it! Also, don't forget that deodorant, you want to remain calm and collected, just play it cool, act yourself, you can only try your best. The main aim on a first date is to get a second date, on the second get a third, and so on and so on.

To summarise, wear what makes YOU feel good. At the end of the day, it’s all about confidence. Clothes obviously aren't the be all and end all of a date. Personality plays an even bigger part, being charismatic and showing the best of your personality is key. If you stay true to yourself, you can't go wrong. I love, and sort of live by this quote- "Charisma is the ability to influence without logic"

I'll end on that. 


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