Fancy taking a step back from the conventional Valentine’s Day date? Over the past few years, there has been a rise in couples taking a more laid-back approach to their date-night, opting for casual outings such as the cinema, ice skating or even just staying in for a meal!
Comfort is at the top of the list for these type of dates and opting for the ever-popular urban street-style trend is a must! As it is February you can layer up as much as you like to add a bit more interest, contrasts of texture and structure. Slip on a simple flannel shirt, such as our Superdry Milled Flannel Lumberjack shirt. Our Superdry shirt has been crafted in a heavy-duty fabric that will ensure your warmth and ease of movement. Leave it unbuttoned and roll up the sleeves so it can effortlessly hang around your torso while fitting to your biceps!
Flannel shirts are not going anywhere. They are incredibly versatile and perfect for transitional periods between the seasons, so after date night this will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe!
Rob’s Top Tip: For extra impact add a suede aviator jacket! This will add another layer while adding interest and warmth!
To create the perfect foundation for your layering just pair your look with a basic white tee, like The Original T-Shirt from Gant. White t-shirts might appear simple, but they are anything but. A white shirt is arguably the most diverse piece of clothing you can own. Just a plain block colour will appear more stylish on a date, as opposed to wearing a print t-shirt!
Team your white shirt with a pair of the Replay Anbass Hyperflex Slim-Fit Jeans in black. Black jeans teamed with a white t-shirt is a popular choice that is truly iconic.
Our Replay Jeans introduce a premium and innovative denim without the restrictions. Crafted from a comfortable cotton blend, these slim-fits hug all the right places whilst allowing plenty of movement and flexibility – ideal for activities like bowling or ice skating!
Chelsea boots are the perfect complementary shoe for this look. Easy to slip on-and-off our Barbour Bedlington Chelsea Boots exude a relaxed yet refined style! While wanting to make an effort you don’t want to appear like you’ve tried too hard and a pair of Chelsea boots will finish off your effortless, urban approach to Valentine’s Day perfectly.
Rob’s Top Tip: Add a black flat cap to your look as a finishing detail, mixing vintage styling with contemporary is a sure way to stand out in front of a loved one!
Dress for the date. Spending your evening at a restaurant eating top-notch food? Make sure your style is refined and sharp in a tailored suit.
Get creative and mix and match your trouser and jacket options so your look is truly unique. Start off with the Hugo Boss Jestor Regular-Fit Jacket, the textured finish is perfect for the transitioning of winter to spring.
Cut with classic notched lapels and a two-button fastening, this suave suit has been crafted to contour the frameworks of your body whilst still enabling comfortability and movement.
Punctuated with signature kissing button cuffs and finished with welt and slash pockets throughout, this understated blazer is adorned with sophisticated finishing touches that complete it with true style.
Rob’s Top Tip: For another drop of panache, add a pocket square to your jacket just peeking out of the welt pocket on your chest.
Similarly to the urban approach, a white shirt is a great base for your look. Once you arrive you can hang your blazer on the back of the chair and let the white shirt do the talking.
Our favourite is the Hackett Dye Delave Oxford Shirt, sporting a complementary fit, this long-sleeved shirt will allow you the freedom of movement and comfortability. Accented with a standard button placket, a standard reverse yoke, a button-down collar and barrel cuffs with one button, this shirt oozes luxury and style.
Rob’s Top Tip: Accessorise the plain shirt with stainless steel cufflinks and our Ted Baker Jacquard Tie!
Feel comfortable and confident in the Ted Baker HOLLDEN Slim Fit Textured Chinos. Crafted in stretch cotton with an attractive textured finish, these wearable chinos will quickly become a favourite in your wardrobe.
Accented with five belt loops, a geo print inner hem and a zip and button fly fastening. These trousers will easily shape your legs and complement the grey tones also found in the jacket.
Sometimes you really need to hit between casual and formal wear, perhaps you are going out for a few drinks or a nice meal, either way, you want to appear sharp and sophisticated.
We adore the Ted Baker PAZTA Short Sleeve Tropic Print Shirt, the quirky pattern on a white pure cotton base exudes a refreshing and stylish look. Accented with an internal locker loop, a spread collar, a standard yoke to reverse and a curved hem.
Rob’s Top Tip: Leave the hem loose and undo a couple of buttons around the neckline for a relaxed and comfortable wear.
The perfect complementary piece, the Hackett Sanderson Chino Trousers oozes versatility! Tailored in a comfortable stretch fabric, these pressed creased trousers have been accented with two buttoned welt pockets to the reverse, one welt pocket to the front with two slash pockets, belt loops and a concealed zipper and dual button fastening.
Rob’s Top Tip: Dress up with a white shirt, charcoal jacket and oxfords for a versatile look you can wear time and time again for a plethora of other occasions including the office and social gatherings.
To blend the navy of the trousers and the white tone of the short sleeve top, slip on the Ted Baker Trinnie Suede Microperf Belt. Crafted from quality micro-perforated suede, they are a wardrobe essential. Contrast stitching and silver-tone buckle fastening ensured to tie together your look nicely.
Rob’s Top Tip: Pair with this whole look with laced ankle boots for the perfect finishing touch.