Peter Minkoff is one of my regular guest bloggers and you can always expect the best advice from his blogs. Check out his last one here. He's a beauty and fashion writer for Shlur magazine living in London and occasionally in Brisbane. After graduating from Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a stylist for few fashion events in UK and AUS. Beside beauty and fashion, he loves reading, making DIY cosmetics and traveling around tropical destinations. He plans to create a business for beauty and style advising. This week, Peter's giving us the men in our life some style advice. I criticise him now, but Sam has actually regained some more style now that he's in a job and has a little more to spend on himself. However, he still has clothes in his wardrobe that he's owned since he was a teenager...
Boys will be boys, and honestly, most of them don’t really care about specific fashion style or the way they put the outfit together. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you as a girlfriend has to absolutely hate your man’s fashion sense, but, as we all know, it’s really nice to have your special someone look and dress the way that’s pleasing for both your eyes and your heart. Of course, forcing your significant other to change up his entire style is far from successful, especially if you want him to adopt certain trends in the long run. If you’re wondering about what you can do without being too naggy, keep on reading.
Talk to him
Don’t be afraid to show your darling what you like. Talk to him about why he chooses to dress the way he does and whether there’s special reason behind it. If he doesn’t put a lot of care in his outfits there’s a high possibility that he wouldn’t mind adding different pieces to his wardrobe. Also, if you simply hint how charming he would look in certain garments that would, at the same time, float your boat, you can definitely make him curious about this particular manner of satisfying you.
Go shopping together
Truth to be told, most men don’t enjoy shopping and it can get especially tiresome for them to follow their girls to the shops and malls. Still, things may not be as gloomy if you suggest shopping for him. If you’re certain that shopping for no reason won’t have any effect, simply wait for him to express the need for some new stuff. Then you can go together so that you can help him choose garments that both of you would enjoy the most.
Encourage the change
If the style your man usually rocks greatly differs from the style you want him to adopt, it’s important that you offer a lot of encouragement and compliments regarding his new look. As you get him to try something he may not be used to, allow him some time to move around and feel comfortable. Clearly show how impressed you are with his new image and the way specific garments fit and look on him. In the end, it’s important that your man chooses for himself. You can achieve a win-win situation by offering him the choice yourself, between the pieces that you each find great.
Incorporate the change slowly
No one can transform their style overnight. In that respect, it’s essential that you have patience when it comes to updating your partner’s fashion sense. You can gift him certain garments and accessories that match your desired style from time to time. Also, when you go shopping together, do not expect him to buy the whole store at once. With few new pieces at the time, your man will get the chance to experience your happiness and grow to like the new look more and more.
Appeal to his likes
The best advice Thread Etiquette has to give to all the ladies who want to style up their man is to never go with a complete opposite trend compared to the one he already likes. Also, pieces that are new to him and completely devoid of personality won’t do. You have to make him enjoy and like the new style as much as you do. Great way to do so is suggesting pieces that would match his job, hobbies and interests in a flattering and practical way.
Remember, threats and moodiness regarding something superficial and material such as fashion style will never work for a guy. In the end, you didn’t fall for him because of his outfits. Instead, try to make this new stylish journey appear as a fun and interesting level-up in your joint life and love.
Peter is also an Editor In Chief on High Style Life. So go check that out too!
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