How To Make Over Your Man’s Wardrobe
Does your man’s wardrobe look like it’s been frozen in time for a decade or two? Are you tired of seeing the same old jeans, shirts and jumpers?
Ladies, there is hope for you, but replacing or at least upgrading your partner’s wardrobe is a sensitive business and you must tread carefully. Take a look at the tips below that can allow you to take his wardrobe to task without denting his feelings.
No one likes to be told that they lack fashion sense, style or good taste, and every man wants to know that they are attractive to their partners, so pay him a compliment on the clothes he does have that you do like. This will put you in a good position to make some additional suggestions to his wardrobe without getting his back up.
2. Empower your man
Allow your partner to play a part and take ownership of his own clothes. You can ask him what he thinks are his favorite clothes and which are his least favorite. Empowering him to be a part of the quest for a more trendy wardrobe is definitely a better approach than dictating to him what he should and shouldn’t wear. By asking him about his clothes, you will also be able to find out if there are any items of clothing that have sentimental value. It’s probably best not to wage a war on these items – at least at first!
3. Remember Men are not Women!
Just because most women love to go shopping, it doesn’t mean that men do. In fact, a large percentage of men can’t think of anything worse than spending their precious Sunday afternoon traipsing around a shopping center hunting for clothes. This is especially true after they have seen you, their beloved wife or girlfriend spending hours trying on dozens of dresses, skirts and tops without even making a purchase. The fact that your partner’s wardrobe is in such a dire state should be proof enough that your man was not born to shop!
4. Be prepared
So what do you do? Well, if you have the time, head out on your own to the shops and make a note of the shops and specific items you think would best suit your partner and then take him out on a short and painless shopping expedition that has none of the waiting and endless leafing through clothes rails that are likely to make him wish he was at home up a ladder painting the garage roof. If you don’t have the time for research, many men’s clothes stores, such as Institchu have great websites where you can at least get some ideas first so it’s not totally new to you when you get there.
5. Shop for him!
Once you have found out, what your partner likes to wear, the kind of colors and styles he likes and the kind of shops which suit him best, there’s nothing stopping you choosing new clothes for him. It’s probably not wise to go overboard, but coming home with the occasional item of clothing and telling him you saw it and thought ‘how gorgeous he would look wearing it,’ will probably be appreciated by him.
Lastly, remember it’s the man and not his clothes that you love, and if he really feels that this is how you feel, he will be far happier to make a little extra effort in the wardrobe department. Good luck and happy shopping!