Father’s Day is right around the corner. We know we need to get him a gift but we don’t fret about it as much as we would for a Mother’s Day gift. Why? Dads are usually pretty easy going when it comes to gifts. They generally have a signature style that’s pretty much classic, practical, and unassuming. Not all dads are this way, but a lot are. Let’s face it, some dads aren’t the most stylish person in the family. That’s doesn’t mean he doesn’t always look nice, put together and handsome. It’s just that his wardrobe may not be as fashion forward or as trendy as it can be. This Father’s Day, let’s upgrade his wardrobe! Let’s refresh two typical items in his closet with a modern version.
Let’s take jeans. There are “mom jeans” that ironically are a fashion trend right now. There are also "dad jeans." We all know the type of jeans that most dads wear - usually pretty loose fitting, faded and lighter in color, and not a lot of shape or structure to it. After all, he uses his jeans for comfort and lounge wear. Let's upgrade his jeans with something more clean looking, darker, and less baggier. Not skinny jeans, more like a straight leg or boot cut. Let’s show dad he can still feel comfortable and relaxed in a jean that’s closer to his body, with a little more shape and in medium or darker wash. He’ll look casual, yet sleek.
Similarly, we can say the same for shorts. Is your dad still wearing cargo shorts? Or pleated shorts? Or a shorts version of his jeans? Let’s up his shorts game with something neater looking and less busy. Plain front, straight fit shorts will do the trick. And just like jeans or a simple white T, shorts can also be dressed up slightly. A darker color would work perfectly for casual weekend wear or to an al fresco dinner date with your mom.
Father’s Day shopping doesn’t have to seem mundane. We can give him a modern, nicer version of those items he likes and often wears, or those things he might not regularly spend extra money on. After all, he deserves the best… because he is the best!