How to Dress Your Husband

posted on February 18, 2011 by  |  posted under Fashion  |  27 Comments

How to Dress Your Husband

How to Dress Your Husband
Everyone, I’d like you to meet Husband. He’s my sunshine. And we’re into each other. He’s also into football, business and staying in on the weekends. Every morning before he leaves for school, Husband comes into our bedroom, flips on the lights and asks me if I like his outfit. And every morning I do.

He can be QUITE the fancy pants.

How to Dress Your Husband

Husband wasn’t always a fancy pants though. No. He liked his sportswear and the typical plaid button-up just as much as the next guy over. Still does. LOVES his sportswear actually. But thanks to a long Saturday morning spent purging his closet of old pull-overs and High School T’s, {THAT was a sentimental adventure}, investing in a few key wardrobe pieces and quite a bit of luck at the thrift store … husband’s wardrobe has evolved into a fine mix of HIM. And I tell you what. It is the cutest thing ever to watch husband head off to work every morning with a little pep in his step because he feels confident in his clothes. His motto has always been ‘Look Good, Feel Good, Play Good’ And BOY does he play good.

ONWARD. Let’s dress your man shall we?

The 5 steps as follows:

How to Dress Your Husband

1. Like I mentioned before, help him purge his closet. This is a huge step towards the overall success of his wardrobe and also in helping him to dress his age. Keep the great pair of faded jeans and toss the old ribbed pullover. Kapeesh?

2. After you’ve cleared a little space, it’s time to bring in those few key pieces that will make his outfit awesome no matter what he pairs them with. Namely: A tailored suit, dark wash jeans preferably in a straight cut, a dressy coat, at least 2 pairs of shoes that can be both dressed up and dressed down, a variety of button-ups in his favorite colors or patterns {HE has to like them if he’s going to wear them everyday}, several different blazers and a watch.

3. The next tip: When you go shopping for yourself, shop for him too. It doesn’t have to be a full-on spree, but a couple items here and there help spice up his stuff every once in a while. I usually just send Husband a quick picture text while I’m at the store or I’ll g-chat him with some links to a great sale on shoes. Husband LOVES shoes. And sometimes it’s just fun to ogle at stuff together for a while. Plus, when you’re on the look-out for BOTH of you when shopping, you can pick up some great finds. Like that sweet vintage monkey tie husband is wearing at the bottom there.

4. Remember to embrace his favorite things. You still want his wardrobe to be 100% HIM. For example, Husband has a die-hard passion for Boise State Football. He’s got the hats, the jerseys, the Bowl T-shirts, you name it. Boy is DECKED. OUT. But jerseys {as we all know} are not exactly conducive to great style — ya feel me? The other day though, we came across this old vintage-y looking Boise State logo T in Old Navy … crew cut, great fit and comfy to boot. Husband could have died. He slapped it on with a pair of straight fit jeans, a black zipper hoodie, a gray beanie and  … BAM! Smokin’ Baby.

5. And last but not least, the fifth and final step for dressing your man is, of course, to make sure you tell him how good he looks. Cause that’s important. And duh, it’s true.

How to Dress Your Husband

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How to Dress Your Husband

    1. February 18th, 2011 at 7:58 am
      Amy says:
      Love it all! Can't get my husband to wear a tie... almost EVER, but I love these looks. And I know he wants new clothes if only I would help him! Thanks for the inspiration!
    2. February 18th, 2011 at 7:58 am
      Gabriella says:
      Love these tips! Thanks for sharing!
    3. February 18th, 2011 at 7:59 am
      Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
      My husband and I laugh about his inability to pull together an outfit. Somehow, his fashion faux pas only makes him cuter.
    4. February 18th, 2011 at 8:06 am
      Kristi says:
      When my finace and I first met. I could NOT STAND how he dressed, highwaisted jeans with wide legs and god awful yellow with blue piping shirts. I immediately started to buy him "gifts" of clothing....really, I was trying to purge his closet. ew ew ew. Now, I pretty much buy him all his attire now. he isn't the type to wear ties on a regular basis, more of a jeans a t-shirt guy.
      Ty has style with a capital S!!!

      Great post Sydney, and I Love your t-shirt!!
    5. February 18th, 2011 at 8:35 am
      Sara Louise says:
      Oh man- my husband has waaaaaaay too many college/high school shirts. A purging is definitely going to be happening this weekend!
    6. February 18th, 2011 at 9:05 am
      annawithlove says:
      you two are just so adorable! FAB outfits...will be possibly sending this to the boyfriend?! :P x
    7. February 18th, 2011 at 9:06 am
      kelsey says:
      i love this! my husband is pretty fashionable overall, but those long-sleeved waffle shirts under t-shirts is not impressive :)
    8. February 18th, 2011 at 10:26 am
      Charlotte says:
      I love it! My hubby unfortunately has to wear durable grubbies to work, but in the last year or so he's started really dressing up on weekends to make up for it. Slim fit button-ups (that look fab since he's lost 30 pounds or so), skinny ties, dark wash jeans, and an occasional blazer = YUMMY.
    9. February 18th, 2011 at 10:38 am
      Kristi says:
      PS. I love love love that he is open to participate in your blog. So cute!!
    10. February 18th, 2011 at 10:39 am
      moriah says:
      i'm emailing this post to my husband right now. haha
    11. February 18th, 2011 at 10:59 am
      Catherine says:
      Fabulous! But what if your husband dresses better than you do? Besides, ladies' fashion is so much harder & more fickle than men's. Let's get a post about how to dress ourselves! ;-)
      • February 18th, 2011 at 12:58 pm
        Katie says:
        I totally agree! My husband dresses WAY better than me!! ;)
    12. February 18th, 2011 at 11:08 am
      Catherine says:
      Fabulous! But what happens if your husband dresses better than you do? Women's fashion is so much more fickle & high-maintenance than men's. Let's have a post about how to dress ourselves next. ;-)
    13. February 18th, 2011 at 11:36 am
      Sara @ Our Best Bites says:
      Awe, what a cutie pie you have! Great tips, I love a well-dressed man!
    14. February 18th, 2011 at 12:25 pm
      Missy says:
      This is great! I need to stay more up to date on Men's fashion and then pass on the findings. Thanks for the great tips!
    15. February 18th, 2011 at 4:03 pm
      Shawn says:
      Job well done! There's allot to be said about a well dressed man and the woman that encourages him.
    16. February 18th, 2011 at 5:19 pm
      Heidi says:
      This is awesome!! I don't have a husband, but I do have a boyfriend, and he purges his closet all by himself! (Then he gives everything to me to fit cute boy t-shirts to my size :D) We find the best button ups at thrift stores. Great tips!
    17. February 18th, 2011 at 6:14 pm
      ag. says:
      Love these tips! Gotta say that I don't think my husband will ever dress as good as Sydney's husband does but it's worth a try! Most stylish couple around!!!
    18. February 18th, 2011 at 7:01 pm
      Shelley says:
      Sydney this is my fashion post so far! I love it!!!! I think it's time to go through my man's closet. Thanks for the push...
    19. February 18th, 2011 at 11:04 pm
      Lacy says:
      My husband would greatly benefit from this advice. He has clothing that he calls his "play clothes" and "inside shirts" that he ususlly wonders out of the house in--- and usually into someone we know!
    20. February 25th, 2011 at 12:53 pm
      Helen says:
      More of these posts please - I (we) need ideas :):):)
    21. March 7th, 2011 at 8:31 am
      kristen duke photography says:
      If only my hubby would be on board for this journey...
    22. August 19th, 2011 at 4:32 pm
      Ashley says:
      My hubby loves to look sharp too but you reminded me of a couple of pieces he's still missing.
    23. February 12th, 2012 at 12:43 am
      Lilly says:
      Thanks for the ideas, though we cant simply throw out the clothes that by now show way too much skin.

      As a compromise, ive used some of his old clothes to make sturdy place mats, oven mitts and a thick patchwork apron (hes taken a liking to this one) for our new appt and the rest will be made into a rag rug and future projects.

      The money we save on making things can now go to his wardrobe.
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