Post # 1
Oh, holiday funtions. How I wait for you. How I long for the moment I can break out my embellished, cashmere cardigans, plaid headbands, and metallic ruffled flats. I love to dress up, even if it’s only a bit fancier than my day-to-day wardrobe options.
Then there is the dude. Don’t get me wrong, my SO is very handsome. He’s an avid soccer and rugby player, so he has a wonderful physique, with striking, but adorable boyish features. Okay, I’m done gushing like a 13 year old with a crush. Yet, this guy doesn’t know khaki from denim, button down from undershirt. I buy him a striped v-neck, and he pairs it with a striped pull over. He’s a fan of all things atheltic, so getting him out of his soccer shorts and into a crisp pair of jeans and a sweater is a struggle. Thankfully, both of our families are pretty casual, so I generally let it slide. But I would just love for him to surprise me with a “fancy pants” outfit this holiday season!
Anyone else have a man that fails to have a fashionable bone in his body?
Post # 3
I have to correct Mr. Shef sometimes. If it were up to him he would wear his torn up T with his highwater khakis and black tennis shoes to a wedding…. He has gotten better over the years though. Mostly because I have convinced him to get rid of the truely ugly stuff.
Post # 4
Fiance honestly thinks red and green are okay to wear together during any time of the year, so I totally get it :). Sometimes I’ll suggest outifts when I tell him about events, something like ‘Oh, mom invited us over for a Christmas party. You should totally wear that really cute blue button up and your khakis.’
It’s probably not the right approach for everyone, lol, but it works for us :).
Post # 5
I have found that tons of positive reinforcement works to a certain extent (“Have I mentioned recently how amazingly hot you look in that button-down shirt and slacks?”), but yeah, there are struggles. The last time we went to the Symphony I all but had to resort to my angry voice to get him to change out of jeans. Jeans. To the Symphony. We live in a very casual city, but speaking as someone who performed with orchestras for many years, just no.