Valentine’s Day Outfit 101 for Men


I love fashion altogether, but my secret passion within fashion is menswear.

After doing an inspirational outfit post for all the girls out there I figured it would just be fair to talk about Valentine’s Day dress rules for guys as well. After all, guys want to look good for the ladies on their side as well. But let us not call them rules; let us call them suggestions, since they just reflect my personal taste and have the purpose of giving you some inspiration for your own outfit.


Suggestion Number 1: Dark Pants

Wear either black jeans or black pants. Avoid blue jeans (or any other color). Personally, I am not a big fan of Khakis in the evening either.


Suggestion 2: Dress Shoes

No gym shoes. No snickers. Get out those suit shoes. And you can never go wrong with black.


Suggestion Number 3: Dress Shirt

White, black, light or dark blue or light or dark grey.
If you want a bit more variety go for thin grey or blue stripes or small (!) light or dark blue check.

J. Crew has a great collection of different styles on its website.


Suggestion Number 4: V-Neck Sweater, Crew Neck Sweater or Sports Jacket

Over the dress shirt wear either a V-neck or Crew Neck sweater or a black sports jacket.
Stick to plain colors such as dark blue, dark (or light) grey, white, maroon or beige.
Since it’s an evening outfit go for darker colors (the exception is the white shirt).

Banana Republic has some nice sweaters in its online shop.


Suggestion Number 5: Coat

Stick to black, grey, or dark blue. Both single or – (two rows of buttons in the front) are ok. Personally, I like two rows of buttons almost always just on shorter coats/jackets (exception: Trenchcoat). And please make sure the sleeves are long enough!





4 comments on “Valentine’s Day Outfit 101 for Men

  1. Nice concept and I hope I will see lots of guys adopting your advice!

  2. Great deets, I wish there were some photo examples for me! :>

    • mellieh says:

      Thank you! 🙂 I will include some pictures in the next menswear related post. I just started this blog and I still have a lot to learn about what pictures I am allowed to use and which ones not.

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