November 29, 2020
Men’s Fashion Guide: 3 steps to get your man to dress the way YOU want him to dress – From a man’s perspective
Sup, ladies. Lizzy has already tackled what clothing to get the men in your life and I’m sure there will be more. I will be telling you why they won’t wear them…and how to get them TO wear them. Here we go!
Step 1: His friend’s think it’s lame – Get his friends on board
You may have heard the old adage, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Well in this case, you have no shot at changing him by changing yourself, sorry. But there’s hope! You need his friends to see the light. A dude’s friends will make fun of him for wearing something that is “different”, I get made fun of all the time for only wearing crew neck tees, converse, chelsea boots, etc. Some of my friends just don’t have style and are insecure, but that’s neither here nor there. Once you get his friends on board with how he is dressing, he will start to enjoy wearing the trendy outfits you are buying him. Once his friend group sees the light, the whole squad will be looking fire.
Pro tip: Get your girlfriends to compliment the way he is dressing, he will feel more confident in the way he looks and his friends will follow suit.
Step 2: He hates shopping – Take him on a date aka take him shopping
If you are the kind of girl who treats her man to a date every once in a while, kudos and keep it up! This makes us men feel appreciated and special. If you haven’t and think that’s a crazy idea, just think back to the last time you gifted someone something. It feels good to give and the universe will repay you! (by having your boyfriend dress how you want). Most guys are going to hate “Let’s go shopping together!” come out of your mouth. It usually makes a man’s mind go straight to sitting on a dressing room bench watching football on his phone…and checking his bank account. Make it a date, go out to eat at a restaurant he likes then take him shopping. It will be a fun bonding experience and you will probably learn something about him that you didn’t know in the process. Plus any guy is going to love the idea of not paying while on a date.
Pro tip: Make sure he knows this date is about him! The date is ‘you taking him shopping’, not ‘him going shopping with you’. You choose the date itinerary but the date is all about him!
Step 3: If all else fails, dump him, you deserve better.
Step 3: He doesn’t feel confident – GAS HIM UP
Peer pressure is real and the opposite of peer pressure is GASSING HIM UP. When his boys make fun of him for rocking a new style they aren’t used to, you can even out their hate by raising your man’s self-confidence. Who doesn’t love hearing they look good? True story, a girl friend of mine GASSED ME UP one time because of what I was wearing and how my facial hair looked that day. You better believe I wore that shirt until it had holes in the armpits and kept my beard the same style for the next 2 months. So fight the urge to command him to wear that shirt you like to family events and try a more passive approach…aka GAS HIM UP!!!!!
Pro tip: Men are like dogs, train them by giving them treats when they do something you like. And by treat I mean a trip to Dave & Buster’s, a night out with the boys, coming home to an ice cold beer and pizza, etc.