Let’s face it, the word “basic” doesn’t exactly scream fun. However, when it comes to styling your man, a few well-chosen staples can instantly transform his outfit from dull to daring. They key is to inject a touch of personality into the basics to elevate them to the next level. Not sure where to start? No problem. We’ve put together a list of four men’s basics that don’t have to be boring.
Gone are the days when socks were just a gift you had to pretend to appreciate at Christmas. In 2018, socks don’t just have to be practical, they can also be downright fashionable. With stacks of styles to choose from, encourage your guy to select a pair of socks that showcase his unique nature. If a bold print isn’t his style, lift his fashion quota by choosing one of the season’s hottest colors. Military green is great for work, while Pantone’s 2018 shade of the year, ultra violet, will add a gorgeous pop of color to his weekend wear. Remember, the best socks are as comfy as they are trendy, so don’t be afraid to shop around until you find a pair he really loves.
Like socks, underwear can get a bad rap for being a bit boring. However, the fact that not many people are going to see them is no excuse to let your guy get away with wearing the same few worn out pairs of boxers or y-fronts he bought three years ago. Instead, steer your man toward boxer briefs that hug his body for maximum support and comfort. They might sound plain, but a classic pair of well-fitting black boxer briefs will him a decidedly sexy silhouette and make his clothes hang better.
Some men see ties as just another reminder that they’re slaves to the corporate world. If your guy isn’t thrilled about his work attire, give him a reason to smile by picking out a tie that really suits him. In 2018, thick ties are out. For a suave and sophisticated look that’ll make you weak at the knees, style your man with a slim black tie that’s as suitable in the boardroom as it is at dinner. If he’s more of a quirky guy, don’t be afraid to play with color and patterns. Work-safe motifs include paisley and florals — though for casual Friday you can afford to be a little cheekier and experiment with more elaborate designs, like animal and food-themed prints.
- Phone Case
These days, we’re so attached to our phones that they’re essentially a part of our outfits. However, studies show that men are less likely to customize their phone shell than women. That means it’s up to you to give the man in your life a nudge to update his phone case.
As with all wardrobe staples, sometimes keeping things simple is best. A black or grey case will match almost any outfit, while more dramatic patterns may clash. Instead, focus on matching the case’s features to your guy’s style. For example, if he’s an adventurer, select a durable, shockproof case. If he hates carrying a pocketbook, hook him up with a wallet case.
Women aren’t the only ones who can have fun with fashion. By selecting a combination of bold and classic pieces, you can instantly transform your man’s wardrobe and turn him into a true trendsetter.