Of course February 14th is the day we expect to be treated to something by our other half, that’s a given, non? But Valentine’s Day is also an opportunity to subtly drop some sartorial hints to the man in our life for their own wardrobe, because yes, we’d love to be whisked out to dinner and a babysitter booked so we want them to look good too if we’ve made the effort, right?
So if your man is somewhat in need of a style update here are some quick fix outfit and accessory ideas you can pass off as a loving Valentine’s gift while also tweaking his image in the process. Result.
Look 1: Stylist tips
Update his smart/casual game with a faintly checked blazer paired with a gingham shirt – a great update on the classic striped shirt. A smart leather holdall will also drop hints for a weekend away. We can dream…
Look 2: Stylist tips
If he’s already half way there in the style stakes but could do with trying something new, add to his blazer wardrobe with a stronger check. Lighter greys will see him right through into summer and beyond and team with a textured white shirt – the coverage of a slightly thicker white shirt is a hit with men – for a fresh spring look.
Coco Mama Picks
And for Mr Ford (aka Mr Coco Mama Style, or perhaps that should be Coco Papa), well, I like to think I’ve already worked my menswear styling magic on some of his wardrobe, getting him in this blazer last season so it’ll be finished off with a spritz of new fragrance and perhaps a new candle. Yes, he is partial to a candle…
Blazer, (last season) Jeff Banks | ‘Noir’ candle, The White Company | Car, Ralph Lauren
Fragrance, Vince Camuto c/o Debenhams