What to Wear on a First Date: Fall Edition

Brown Fair Isle Sweater with Plaid Wool Blazer and Pink Shirt - He Spoke Style

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Brooks Brothers fair isle v-neck sweater, Suitsupply blazer and shirt

It’s true what they say: you only get one chance to make a first impression. And following our humorous look at first date footwear last week, I thought it would be helpful to share a few outfit ideas focusing on what to wear on a first date this fall.

Here’s some inspiration and a few tips.


Play to your strengths. Double down on colors that work with your complexion. These are the colors that will make you look your best and colors that you’ll likely feel most comfortable in. For me, that’s brown, which also happens to be a great fall hue.

Add interest with patterns and texture. If you choose a monochromatic palate as a foundation, use patterns and texture for a little depth. Plaids and fair isle patterns are perfect seasonal options, while a nice pair of corduroys are a good middle-ground when jeans seem too dressed down or trousers too dressed up.

What To Wear on a First Date in Fall - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Suitsupply blazer and shirt, Brooks Brothers sweater, J.Crew pants, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Watch c/o Uniform Wares, Boots c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Add some subtle contrast. Pink isn’t necessarily thought of as a fall color, however, when you’re using brown as foundation for an outfit, pink is a nice way to add an accent. It complements brown in a fresh and unexpected way and is sure to attract all the right kinds of attention.

Layer it up. As you know, fall is prime time for layering. A coat seems more like an evening garment and less appropriate for a brunch date. Not to mention that it could wrinkle your blazer. Instead, layer a thin v-neck sweater to stay warm.

Suitsupply Brown Plaid Wool Blazer and Uniform Wares Watch - He Spoke Style

As mentioned, dress boots are always appropriate and are sure to make a lasting impression. My favorites: dark chocolate brown Allen Edmonds Daltons.

Check out our guide on choosing the right boots for fall.

Dark Chocolate Brown Allen Edmonds Dalton Wingtip Leather Dress Boots - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style


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  • Kate

    Each of us know that clothes has a very great impression for people that’s why we should think carefully what to dress. My brother put on himself white shirt http://www.alternativeapparel.com/industry-oxford-shirt-06420t8 and he looked really elegant so that his girlfriend fell in love with him:)

  • http://www.stylegirlfriend.com/ Brittany_StyleGirlfriend

    The mix of patterns here is perfection

  • http://www.mystilettolife.com/ mystilettolife

    Too bad all men don’t consult a style guide like this before they go on a date! I think it’s super important to make an impression with what you wear on a first date–but the good thing is you can always help to alter your guy’s style (if things get past the first date that is)! http://mystilettolife.com/

  • vlaanderen

    I agree with the pink and brown, I wear pink pants with a brown herringbone tweed jacket and I think it’s great, some people think it’s weird mixing summer and fall, but to me it just works.