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Get the Look 2 February 2022

How I Wish my Boyfriend Would Dress This VDay

Outfit ideas to impress your special someone this Valentine’s Day, according to mood.

When you’re like me and have been in a long-term relationship for almost a decade, the electricity of February 14th can certainly wane. One of the best ways to show effort at a Valentine’s Day date is to present yourself in a way your loved one would truly appreciate. Here are 3 outfit ideas that are perfect to wear this Saint Valentine’s according to different levels of formality, and on a personal level, 3 outfits I would love to see my partner sporting himself!


Words By Brittany Lyons

Hopeless Romantic

Kicking off on the most romantic, polished foot, if you’re planning to hit it out of the ballpark this year, listen up.

Whether it be a significant number of V days spent together, the first you’re celebrating, or you’ve managed to make a reservation somewhere super spesh, dressing up for the outing is an absolute must.

We understand that a suit is the most traditional way to show how much you care, but it can come off a little business-y.

To counteract the office attire seriousness, only use one element of a matching suit in your look.

For example, pair the trouser with a different coloured or shaped blazer, this Off-White number is a modernised version.

Following, sub out the crisp collared shirt for something funky and printed in a silk or linen. Finish off with your best pair of brogues and you’re ready to woo.

To top off your look, ensure the same amount of care is taken with your grooming as it is with your outfit.

A freshly shaven or trimmed face, some hair pomade to keep everything where it should be as well as a spritz of fragrance you reserve for special occasions should do the trick.

Off-White Crease Single-breasted Blazer, $2,860, Farfetch

Pressure Is Off

The mid-range date is probably reserved for those who are decades in, have children or the pressure is off.

Whilst the pressure may be off to impress, it’s still a romantic gesture to don your finest threads and make an effort to look nicer than you usually do in your day-to-day.

Whether you’re headed to a relaxed restaurant or hitting up the local gastro pub, it’s always a good idea to have a nice pair of chinos on the go to change into before you go.

This green pair from Mr P. is a relatively inexpensive option that can be easily dressed up or down.

For the purpose of a relaxed date, we recommend opting for a t-shirt that lives in the special side of your wardrobe. A impeccably presented or branded one is perfect!

Over the top of it, forget the suit blazer and instead opt to finish off the look with a more relaxed shape like a field or twill jacket.

For accessories, a sophisticated boot like a trusted pair of Chelsea boots from R.M. Williams is an excellent alternative to a formal lace up.

To finish, spritz yourself with a woody scent like Aesop’s Marrakech Intense, and you’re sure to ignite your partners senses from across the table.

Lanvin Logo Print T-shirt, $772, Farfetch

Keeping Things Casual

For those of you rarely seen out of your denim jeans, this is the acceptable date option to bring them along with you.

Reserved for a casual pizzeria, movie or take-away at home moment, the relaxed Valentine’s Day fit can really be something you’d wear during any other date, any other weekend. The trick really is, to

Slim leg jeans are an everyday staple that are versatile to wear with many different shoe types and aren’t as casual as something super baggy with distressing present.

A light authentic indigo wash like the ABrand Denim examples below are the perfect mix of relaxed and trendy.

Since we’re keeping things ultra-casual, a tee is a great staple to go with here.

For a jacket good enough to lend to your partner on the walk to the uber after dinner, a simple and boxy shape like a denim or zipped option like the Polo Ralph Lauren is perfect.

A baseball cap is a great way to finish off with a pop of colour, and also an accessible vehicle to bring an element of designer without a hefty price tag.

We’re obsessed with Isabel Marrant and Museum of Peace and Quiet for nailing this.

Isabel Marant Tyron Logo-Embroidered Cotton-Canvas Baseball Cap, £115.82, Mr Porter