Happy Thursday, ladies! Let me tell you: we definitely have something different for you today. Something we haven't really tried before: how to build a casual wardrobe for the man in your life.
Ok, ok: let me give you a little context as to why I decided to do this post. A few weeks ago, my oldest decided to completely overhaul his wardrobe. He asked for Kelly and my help, so we decided to work with him.
Through a lot of back and forth (and many returns), we completely rebuilt that wardrobe by laying strong, classic foundations. So, I wanted to share some of what we learned along the way.
I figure, most of us have a man in our life whether it be a father, husband, child, or grandchild. And sometimes, just sometimes, those men can use a little help leveling up their style game.
So, you can think of today as a capsule wardrobe of sorts---inspiration to build the foundations for a casual Fall & Winter wardrobe for a man in your life.
As usual, I've broken things down into categories:
For each category, my son & I worked together to pick the absolute essentials of his revamped wardrobe. So, for each category, we pulled together 4 different items from a variety of different retailers at a variety of different price points.
Let's get right down to it.
Today, my oldest son and I joined forces to show you how to build a casuals wardrobe for the man in your life
We've broken the post down into categories---from jackets to shoes
For each category, we pulled together 4 of his favorite items from those categories and provided you with an example outfit on how to style the items
Everything is shoppable via a text- or image-widget
For jackets, we went the classics no man should be without:
We consider all of these worthy investment pieces as they never go out of style. Each of these jackets works perfectly with a pair of jeans but also goes great with a pair of khaki chinos.
For super comfy casual, we went with a classic crewneck and henley in grey. And while most of this capsule wardrobe sticks to neutrals, every man should own at least one plaid button-up in a variety of different colors. Every man looks good with one paired with a peacoat and a worn-in pair of boots.
Our bottom choice range from super comfy loungewear to khakis that work well for a night out to dinner.
A note on men's denim: my son and I both agreed that a dark(er) wash is essential. So, we went with a classic blue and black. And while a bit more pricey, my son is absolutely loving his new pair of selvedge jeans.
My son cannot speak more highly than he does of his pair of Red Wing boots. He's owned a pair of the heritage classics for over a decade. They're still going strong and go with just about everything.
These Toms are also great for indoor lounging but also afternoon runs to the mailbox as they have a sole.
To round out our selection, we went with a pair of Clarks moccasins. (Mr. Style loved them too!) And a pair of Vans classic slip-ons, as they never ever go out of style. (And I'm yet to meet a man they don't look good on.)
Last but not least, men's sweaters. No real surprises, here, except for Pendleton's classic: The Westerley. My son absolutely loves his and gets complimented on it all the time.
Importantly, all of these sweaters are timeless classics that will stand the test of time and go with just about anything you pair them with.