Revamp Your Guy’s Style in Time for the Holidays
You love your hubby, but you just want him to try a little harder when getting dressed in the morning. Sound familiar? If you’re looking to give your special guy’s wardrobe a bit of an overhaul, these are the tips and tricks you need to have him looking like he’s straight out of a Bond movie in no time. It’s all about nudging him toward the right style, and with a bit of tenacity the guy of your dreams will have the stylish threads you’ve always imagined him wearing.
Understand His Reasoning
There might be other reasons behind his outfit decisions, and you need to take the time to determine what they are. He may be insecure about certain parts of his body, and compensate with you may call “poor clothing choices.” Don’t push him too hard; if he’s extremely resistant to a style or item, find out why. By offering understanding, you can more easily come to a compromise on different clothing purchases.
Start with the Basics
You might need to start with the basics. What I mean is, don’t throw a gold blazer at him and expect him to put it on with no argument. If you’re looking to change his style, try classic basics that have withstood the test of time. Whether it’s a nicely silhouetted sweater, straight leg dark wash jeans, or loafers that combine the best of comfort and fashion, the more basic you start, the better.
Don’t Override His Personality
While it’s understandable to want to form your guy into the suave model type, don’t step up on his personality to achieve it. The issue may lie in the way you’re thinking; he could have a strong sense of style, just not the one you want him to. If this is the case, you may need to throw your arms up and surrender. If you think you have a bit of wiggle room, find pieces that you like which can easily meld with his favorites. A mix and match of his style and yours could result in a truly awesome personal look you both enjoy.
Flattery Makes Perfect
Make sure you’re encouraging him and his great fashion choices. You’d be amazed at the effect a compliment can have on your guy. Positive reinforcement is the way to go, and applauding him and expressing your adulation at his new look will do more for you than griping about his old fashion choices. Compliment him, but don’t overdo it—it may come off as mocking or motherly. A quick “love that shirt on you” will casually show him you appreciate his efforts to try on some of your selected styles, and he may be inclined to repeat it as time goes and he gets used to the clothing options you present to him (and most likely grows to love them).
If you want to bring your guy’s sense of personal style into the 21st century, then use a one-stop modern shopping experience. Make it easy on yourself by purchasing from a website catered to modern men. From suits to jeans, sneakers to dress shoes, one-stop shopping makes it a lot easier. If he prefers to pick out his own clothing, give him a gift card to the website so he has more reign over what he’ll be wearing. Modern clothes can easily transform from social to professional, and highlighting the utility of the clothes may appeal to a guy who is more pragmatic and practical. Even just one nice jacket or sport coat could be the catalyst to an entirely new wardrobe, so take the plunge by getting him at least one nice piece and see if he latches on.
Slow but Steady
If you don’t manage to get him into the duds you love by this holiday season, don’t give up. Go slow and steady, and incorporate some fashionable pieces into his wardrobe bit by bit. Make compromises, buy gifts, and encourage his good choices with some well-placed flattery. By this time next year, people might just be asking if you’re married to a runway model.