Would you thrift your Anniversary look?
My husband and I celebrated 3 years of marriage on August 19 and we decided to browse our local DC Goodwill for our Anniversary looks!
Thrifting pieces for the Husband can be a little difficult for he is extremely particular about the fit of his clothes; therefore, I went in with a plan to pick up pieces that cater to his personal style and that he could wear with his current shoe collection.
I was fortunate to find three shirts and two pairs of pants that can be incorporated into his existing wardrobe. My Husband prefers fitted or straight-leg jeans and/or pants. Wide or boot-cut styles are a NO for him. Being aware of his preference and knowing that the Men’s section at the Thrift Store is always changing, I decided to look at the slacks first. This strategy helped me tremendously. In this area, I found multiple perfect pairs. One pair was a sort of a wild card for him and the other pair I knew he would like the cut, color, AND style!
I figured the shirts would be a little easier…. since we are still in 80-degree weather, I knew I wanted short sleeve lightweight breathable tops. Since the Husband is a little more open to prints and colors when it comes to his shirts, this is where I wanted to purchase pieces that were a little out of his comfort zone. One of the shirts I picked up was what I would call safe; I knew he would like it and get multiples wears. The other two were prints and colors that he would not typically wear; after I gave him some styling options, he was open. The benefit of being married to a Fashionista!
Here are a few tips I used to shop for my Husband:
- Got his exact sizes/measurements
- Kept in mind his personal style
- Kept in mind his current shoe collection
- Picked up pieces that would complement his body type
- Provided him with style options
The next time you have a big celebration coming up, visit Goodwill first for both your look and one for your partner!
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