How do you really get your husband to dress better
When you’re a woman with a great and defined sense of style, it’s only natural you want your husband to look great and dress amazing as well. When the two of you step out into the world together, you want to look coordinated, equally polished and matching in the sense that you’re both properly dressed for the given occasion. Therefore, it can be a tad frustrating when you have a husband who clings to outdated clothes and couldn’t care less about his style. Well, instead of getting frustrated, be patient and use subtle ways to upgrade his sense of style. He will grow to love it, that’s a given, but you need to take wise steps and arm yourself with patience. To that end, we have come with a set of tips and tricks that guarantee success in this department, so let’s get right down to it.
Change the mall landscape
When you visit the mall or a department store, there is usually one common image in them all – a bunch of bored men sitting on chairs and benches, waiting for their wives and girlfriends to finish their shopping. So, the next time you do go shopping ‘for yourself’ take your husband along with you, and after a quick browse of the ladies’ section, suggest you two take a tour of the men’s department. You can point out some of the great pieces, say that you think he would look great in them and get him to try it on. Gush over how amazing the item fits him, and before he has the chance to argue, take the item to the cash register. He won’t even know what happened, but he will end up owning a great sweater or an amazing shirt.
Avoid the common mistake
Men who aren’t that much into fashion naturally hate shopping. This is where you have to get a little creative. If he hates shopping, he probably hates spending countless hours going from one store to another, and that’s where you step in. A couple of days prior to taking him along for the ride, hit the stores on your own and check out what they have to offer. Note down some of the most stylish items and the stores you found them in. Then, when you do go shopping with your husband, you will know exactly where to take him and the entire ‘try and buy’ time won’t be longer than two hours.
We all know that anniversaries, birthdays and Valentine’s Day aren’t the only times when you can surprise someone with a great gift. Of course, you can use these dates as excuses to spruce up his wardrobe with new items as well, but it’s not mandatory. Now, one of the absolute must-haves for every man, regardless of his style (or lack thereof) is a suit. He needs a great one for weddings, formal events and even work at times. So, in order to get the right one (and it’s a great present too) is to secretly take his measurements from a pair of pants and a blazer he owns and then buy him one of the best, most high-quality tailored suits out there. When he feels the fabric and the fit, he will absolutely love it, and you will have a guy who has an amazing suit in his arsenal. It’s a total win-win.
Don’t forget the bottom line
The final lesson may perhaps be the most important one. You want your husband to dress better, yes, but keep in mind that you’re dressing him, not you. Therefore, it’s paramount that you respect his wishes to a certain extent. If he’s a man who likes jeans, simply help him find the type of jeans that look best on him and learn how to take care of them. Don’t push him into a different style direction than the one he’s (kind of) fostering, just do your best to get him to wear the highest quality of the kind of clothes he already likes. If he’s sporty, let him wear hoodies, but make sure he wears age-appropriate and quality ones. Make sure his shirts fit well and that his tees don’t still have band logos on them. Be subtle, that’s the key. If you push too hard, you risk having all your efforts go down the drain. The key isn’t to change the man, just to make him see that certain cuts and colours look better on him. He’ll be thankful, and you’ll be happier. It’s all about compromise.