How to change a man - style edition

I briefly dated an almost perfect man. The tall, dark and handsome type. He was funny, intelligent, self employed and our chemistry was palpable. His fatal flaw? He dressed like he was casted on The Sandlot. No I wasn’t dating a guy in college - he was in fact turning 40. Style is a funny thing because you either have it or you don’t. When a woman lacks style it usually is a reflection of how developed her relationship with herself is. When a man lacks style it almost seems deliberate, defiant and dare I say, lazy. Whether you’re a man or a woman, how you dress is directly related to manners and how you want the world to perceive you. While it's true that personal style is deeply subjective, there's no denying the transformative power of a little guidance. So, if you've ever found yourself silently cringing at your significant other's questionable fashion choices, fear not – with a touch of strategic influence, you can help him unlock his full style potential. Good style is just on the other side of Cringe Mountain. If you or a loved one is struggling with an almost perfect man who needs a little manipulation (with good intentions) on how to polish up his look, please read on. There really should be a hotline number for this.They say actions speak louder than words, and nowhere is this truer than in matters of style. Instead of bombarding him with unsolicited fashion advice, let your own impeccable sense of style serve as inspiration. Showcasing your own effortless elegance and attention to detail will naturally pique his curiosity and encourage him to step up his style game. Besides, every great wardrobe begins with a solid foundation of timeless essentials. You can introduce him to classic pieces that are versatile, easy to wear, and effortlessly stylish. Think well-fitted denim, crisp white shirts like the Donna, your favorite Katharine blazer, and quality leather accessories. These timeless staples form the building blocks of a polished wardrobe that transcends fleeting trends and outdated fits that he’s held on too for way too long.One of the most common pitfalls in men's fashion is ill-fitting clothing. Wrap his head around the importance of proper fit and help him understand how a well-tailored garment can instantly elevate his appearance. Encourage him to invest in pieces that flatter his body shape and accentuate his best features whether it's a perfectly tailored suit or a well-fitted pair of trousers.Warning: When offering fashion advice, approach it with tact and sensitivity. Besides not dressing as well as us, men often suffer from selective hearing and will tune a woman out at a nag’s first scent. Instead of criticizing his choices, frame your suggestions as opportunities for exploration and self-expression. Offer gentle guidance and constructive feedback and then, while he sleeps, carefully dispose of his well-loved college t-shirts into the goodwill bin.

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