Dressing a man can be tricky.
I always need to build in extra time to make sure my hubby looks presentable (read: ironed and matching). We can talk all day long about how to look good as women, but if the dad, boyfriend, hubby or brother in your life looks a hot mess, when you go out together you’ll be a luke-warm mess (at best).
Now I’m not talking about how JLo “made over” Ben Affleck (if you don’t remember the golden tan, bronzer, and the perfectly styled hair, look below for a reminder)
I’m talking about more of an understated make over that allows the man in your life to look like himself, just only more refined.
Given my goal, my selections for 7 key pieces for a man’s wardrobe are:
1. Oxford/Button-up Shirt
The oxford shirt is an invaluable item in both casual and professional settings. If you keep it subtle, it’ll withstand fashion trends.
Blue jeans look good with nearly everything from a blazer and loafers to a T-shirt and sneakers. Again, avoiding trendy styles (for example, purple skinny jeans) and sticking with basics ( worn-in straight legs) will make this staple more versatile.
Because of their minimalism, they will never go out of style. They can be dressed up with a blazer or kept casual with some khakis.
T-shirts are a wardrobe staple all year round. A thin T-shirt under a sweater makes these pieces useful even in the fall and winter.
5. Blazer/Sports coat:
A good blazer can be used in numerous situations and can often make mediocre looking ensembles respectable (yall know I love me some blazers!).
Your blazer can be worn at the office with a matching pair of suit pants, or to a casual weekend dinner with a pair of jeans.
Kind of a no-brainer. My suggestions are to keep them simple for maximum versatility. I am a fan of argyle and v-necks.
Provides a nice alternative to jeans that can be dressed up or made more casual. I (strongly) prefer the flat front style over pleated khakis.