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Most men are trying to dress better but failing. So, your husband or boyfriend might need your help upgrading their style, especially since most men don’t prioritize shopping.
If you realize your man’s style is outdated, giving him judgment-free advice is ideal. With this information, he can make simple upgrades without feeling disrespected. And he’ll surely thank you when he stands out in a crowd.
Now may be the time to suggest ditching the worn-out jersey and basketball shorts. But it’s essential to avoid being rude, so here are subtle ways of upgrading your man’s style.
Introduce Him To Accessories
Even the smallest detail can make or break your man’s look. The right accessories can elevate your man’s simple clothes. However, too many accessories can take over the look.
With more cultures embracing men’s accessories, your man can wear them to achieve different looks. But before making any choices, consider how comfortable he is with accessories. If he’s a little reserved, start with the basics. These include quality wallets, bags, leather belts, and elegant shoes. However, if your man isn’t scared of trying new things, get him to try different options.
Whether he’s conservative or open to new things, help him pick out accessories that showcase his personality. Allowing his personality to show can boost his confidence.
It’s important to note that accessories shouldn’t be an afterthought. So, encourage your man to start with something minimal and build his collection as he goes.
Encourage Him To Update His Wardrobe
Your boyfriend might be the type who doesn’t pay attention to his wardrobe. He might not even care if his clothes and shoes match as long as they’re comfortable. If he’s been wearing the same old thing for who knows how long, then it’s time for you to step in and help him get some new clothes.
Since he might be opposed to shopping, gift him a nice shirt that matches his personality. Also, you need to be sure of his size so it will fit him well.
Give him positive reinforcement, like showing how great he looks in the new shirt. You may give him some staple clothing items now and then to level up his wardrobe.
To make room for his new clothes, you may suggest going through his wardrobe together and donating items that no longer fit.
Inspire Him To Choose Clothes That Match His Personality
Upgrading your man’s style doesn’t mean changing his personality. You need to guide him in choosing clothes and accessories to create a look showcasing who he is. But when helping your man choose clothes, try to steer him away from fashion trends.
Trends come and go, and what may be in vogue now may be outdated by the following season. That said, it’s best to go for versatile and classic pieces that never go out of style. Examples include Oxford button-down shirts, linen pants, dark denims, and tailored blazers.
Help Him Understand The Importance Of Fit
Well-fitting clothing makes a huge difference to one’s appearance. To be considered well-dressed, a man’s clothes must conform to his body without restricting his movements. The fit is perfect if it doesn’t add bulk to one’s frame.
However, not every off-the-rack item will fit perfectly, as these are based on standard sizes. Also, different brands may have sizing differences.
Encourage your man to find a tailor if he can’t get the right fit from ready-made clothes. A good tailor can get your man from looking sloppy to sophisticated. These professionals can assess your man’s body shape and make custom-made clothes that enhance their look.
Motivate Him To Pick His Basic And Statement Pieces
Staple pieces are vital in creating a great wardrobe. When building a timeless and stylish wardrobe, having many basic clothing items will go a long way. These include versatile pants and shirts in muted shades.
As discussed above, these basics should be well-fitting and comfortable. In addition to the basics, you might need to help your man choose his statement pieces.
Wearing the right statement pieces will earn him some compliments. It bears repeating that such clothes should reflect his personality without being tacky. Garments with subtle but fine details are guaranteed to make him stand out.
Convince Him To Invest In Quality Clothing
Investing in high-quality, timeless pieces is practical because they will last many years. Therefore, convince your man to go for clothing made of natural fabrics like cotton, linen, silk, and wool.
Another indication of high-quality clothing is workmanship. So, check the stitching and hem work and if the buttons are securely sewn.
An essential part of a man’s style is dressing well. A well-dressed man is easily noticed and often viewed as more attractive, smarter, and more successful. So, help your man get well-fitting, stylish, and high-quality clothing to create a long-lasting positive impression.