Even though I had my last first date about four years ago, I know a lot of girls stress about this. First impressions are important, and sometimes it's hard to know what look to go for: sexy, casual, trendy, cute? So, I tapped my guy buds for advice and turned to Alexa Chung to illustrate what I would wear for the occasion. (In my dreams, that is. I love her style).
"You can't go wrong with jeans and a nice top, like one you'd go out on the town in. It's my personal favorite, and most likely the overwhelming consensus for dudes everywhere."
—Ryan, Washington, D.C.
The perfect "let's grab drinks" outfit.
"I like when they don't wear anything at all." —Drew, Athens, GA (Geeze, thanks for the insight, Drew!)
"For winter, jeans and boots with a fun sweater or jacket is the way to go. It's important that she looks cute and takes pride in how she presents herself." —Jason, Indianapolis, IN
"A first date should be casual—any type of formality takes away from getting to know the person. Jeans and a T-shirt is hot." —Mark, NYC
"Women should wear a smile." —Michael, Toronto, ON
"I like girls to keep it casual. Anything super-dressy on a first date would scream high-maintenance!" —Bull, Lexington, KY
"I like it when they wear flannel and Red Wing boots with a five-inch heel and pick me up on a motorcycle!" —Skooly, Lexington, KY
"I've always been a fan of the natural look. I don't like a lot of makeup. I want her to be put together, but not look like she spent four hours getting ready. I mean, if we're going bowling and she shows up in an evening gown, that'd probably be a deal breaker for me. I can't tell a Manolo from a Fendi, and Mrs. Prada herself could walk up to me and slap me in the face and I'd have no clue who she was!" —Michael, Washington, D.C.
Ok, so some answers were more helpful than others, but what did we learn here? Guys are pretty easy to please. What do you typically wear on a first date? Is this something that stresses you out?