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If you read this post topic, and instantly thought about the 10-year-old t-shirts in your husband’s closet (that he refuses to get rid of), this post is for you. You should know that you are not alone! When we were in our early 20’s, I didn’t stress too much about what my husband wore. We’re young, he’ll grow out of it, I thought. Now we’re approaching mid-thirties and things haven’t changed, I’ve come to the realization that I need to take action, and FAST!
I’m not ashamed to say that while doing laundry a shirt or two (or three) end up in the donate or trash bin. Anyone else?! Of course when I get rid of things, I have to replace them with something better. So, now here we are! I’m going to walk you through the most common things I find on my husband’s side of the closet and give you some ideas on how to update them. Grab your laptop, some wine and let’s dive in!
First up, the old t-shirts that are stretched out, probably stained and just awful!
I work around my husband’s desire to be casual and comfortable by adding in stylish pieces that fit his personality. I love a good graphic tee or a casual, lightweight button down shirt. I would pair these with quality, tailored denim. Jeans are a constant struggle in my house, I need him with me to get the right fit, he refuses and buys the cheap jeans that don’t fit him right. It’s a vicious cycle! Below is what I envision and what I will eventually convert my husband to for every day casual style.
Men’s Casual Style Inspiration
men’s Work/Office Style inspiration
My husband works in a fairly casual work environment when he’s not working from home. So this next round of inspiration is for those that go to an office every day. Or for when he needs to dress up for different events. I started small with my husbands dressier style, and have continued to expand it over the years. We bought him this amazing blazer a couple years ago, that he still wears to this day. He can dress it up, or dress it down. That was the first piece I bought for him that was a bit more elevated. From there, I started adding new shirts, new dress pants, and taking him (when he’s willing and in a good mood) to get things tailored. It’s a marathon, not a sprint ladies! It’s been two years and we’re still in the process. If your spouse isn’t as stubborn as mine, you may have success faster.
Here are a few pieces that I’ve swapped out in his closet and brands that I think your husband will love as much as mine. We buy blazers from Nordstrom, and he loves them. Peter Millar and Suit Supply are also great options. Shirts we’re loving are from Mizzen & Main. The only thing I’ll note is that we could have sized down one size on his shirt. He’s wearing Mizzen & Main in the images for this post!
I hope this gives you a little inspo for how to update your man’s closet! I am obviously married and referring to my husband, but these tips can be applied to anyone in your life!
As always, email me if you have questions or need help!
Thank you for reading!
XO – Steph