How I Styled My Boyfriend For Spring

How I Styled My Boyfriend For Spring

A few weeks ago, someone DM’ed me and asked me about where to find some fashion inspiration for menswear. To be honest, I told him “I have no idea…” but followed up by saying that I’ll do some research. While researching, what I realized is that there’s tons of male bloggers out there, sharing their outfits, where they shop, and overall lifestyle. For some reason, the thought that men also need to look good and feel good, never really crossed my mind until that day. So two ideas came to mind. I decided to do another feature on how I would style my wonderful boyfriend, this time for the spring of course. I also decided to make an Instagram account featuring his outfits, because well, there’s tons of men who appreciate looking good and being well dressed! It’s probably my best idea in a while, and I’m looking forward to sharing more of that with you! Keep reading to see what I styled Andrew in for spring!

Outfit #1

Andrew has very similar style to me in that he likes to wear basic pieces, he usually likes to wear color, and he likes to layer. He also likes to be comfortable too! He got this green long sleeve t-shirt recently, and you know I love green and blue together so I decided to layer his blue bomber jacket over top. Paired with some dark wash jeans from American Eagle and some comfortable sneakers, and he has his first outfit! It’s comfortable, easy to wear, but still looks put together.

Jacket: RVCA / Shirt: Old Navy / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Adidas

Outfit #2

Andrew also got this light tan denim jacket that I absolutely LOVE. It’s such a great piece for him to have and he can take it all the way through fall honestly. I wanted to include at least one totally neutral look, so this one is it. I layered a plain white t-shirt underneath this jacket and paired the same dark wash jeans with it. To keep things light, I decided to pair these lighter brown boots with it. This is definitely my favorite look out of all of them because I love a nice, easy neutral outfit. It’s incredibly flattering no matter what you’re wearing.

Jacket: Old Navy / Shirt: 32 Degrees / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Bass

Outfit #3

I’ve also mentioned several times that I love these half zip sweaters. I think they are super cozy, but still look like you tried to get dressed. Andrew got this one for Christmas, but it’s a good option to throw on as a jacket when it gets warmer in the spring, but you can’t quite go without a jacket. On the bottom, we did these khaki pants from Abercrombie, which I think look so good on him and the same brown boots. This is another neutral look, and it’s a little bit more put together if you needed to wear this to work one day (if you have a casual office of course).

Sweater: Land’s End / Pants: Abercrombie / Shoes: Bass

Outfit #4

Last but not least, I wanted to add some color again! He found this yellow t-shirt a few weeks ago on sale at Old Navy and I love this color! It’s bright, without being too bright. It’s completely wearable. I thought it would be fun to throw a plaid blue button down over top for an extra layer because I also think blue and yellow look great together. Paired with the same khakis and boots and it’s a super casual, I’m-going-to-sit-at-a-coffee-shop outfit I think. It’s comfortable, casual but you still look like you woke up and put an outfit together.

Shirt: Urban Outfitters / T-Shirt: Old Navy / Pants: Abercrombie / Shoes: Bass

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What Happens When My Boyfriend Lets Me Dress Him

What Happens When My Boyfriend Lets Me Dress Him

A few months ago I let my boyfriend, Andrew, dress me in 4 different outfits for my blog post, linked here for your viewing pleasure. This time around, he let me dress him! I was really excited about this because he does often ask my opinion on what to wear so it was nice that he let me have full control this time! I was also really excited to see how he would do in front of the camera this time, since he’s usually behind it taking my photos! I think he did an excellent job and is definitely giving me a run for my money. Keep on reading to see what I dressed him in!

Outfit 1:

One thing I love is when Andrew wears these khaki pants because they fit him so well. So of course, my first outfit was going to include them! We got these at Abercrombie over the summer and were pleasantly surprised by the fit and the quality. We also went and got the black shirt at H&M about a month ago. I liked it because it’s heavier than a regular button down which makes it great for fall and winter. Of course, black boots was the obvious choice here and it really pulls it all together I think.

Pants: Abercrombie / Top: H&M / Shoes: Cole Haan
Pants: Abercrombie / Top: H&M / Shoes: Cole Haan
Pants: Abercrombie / Top: H&M / Shoes: Cole Haan

Outfit 2:

This is one of my favorite looks because I know this is something he would pick out himself. Just like me, he’s a big jeans and t-shirt kind of guy so this one was a no brainer! He got the jeans earlier this year at American Eagle and they are such good quality and they have so many sizes/styles which made it really easy to find ones he liked. Andrew almost exclusively wears t-shirts from Express so that’s where he got this one. They make great t-shirts and they usually have a buy one get one deal for them also! Now, personally I think Andrew looks really good in blue so whenever I get the chance, I tell him to wear this blue bomber jacket and it always pulls the whole look together.

Jacket: RVCA / Top: Express / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Adidas
Jacket: RVCA / Top: Express / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Adidas
Jacket: RVCA / Top: Express / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Adidas

Outfit 3:

I think Andrew actually wore this outfit on our second date, but he hasn’t worn it in a while and it’s one of my favorites for him. He’s got a lumberjack thing going on when he wears plaid! He sort of recently got these black pants because his other ones ripped beyond repair and we were surprised to find them at Old Navy. They are surprisingly good quality and were even on sale! So it looks like we have to head back to Old Navy soon to take a look.

Pants: Old Navy / T-shirt: 32 Degrees / Shirt: Weatherproof / Shoes: Cole Haan
Pants: Old Navy / T-shirt: 32 Degrees / Shirt: Weatherproof / Shoes: Cole Haan
Pants: Old Navy / T-shirt: 32 Degrees / Shirt: Weatherproof / Shoes: Cole Haan

Outfit 4:

This is another outfit that I love because it’s another one he would definitely pick out for himself. The blue pants are the same as the black ones from the previous outfit and the henley is from Abercrombie, another surprising find! These henleys are great because they are a waffle knit which makes them breathable, but still warm now that it’s getting cooler here. I also had him pair these brown boots with this outfit because I thought he had a brown jacket to match them with but he does not, so looks like that’s what we’re getting next!

Pants: Old Navy / Shirt: Abercrombie / Shoes: Bass
Pants: Old Navy / Shirt: Abercrombie / Shoes: Bass
Pants: Old Navy / Shirt: Abercrombie / Shoes & Jacket: Bass

Finally, a HUGE MASSIVE thank you to our friend Eric Dulmovits for his amazing work shooting these photos. He was such a big help and I am so happy with how these photos came out. He does great work (obviously) and was so quick to get these back to us. I’m thankful to have such a talented friend! If you are in the Long Island area and looking for a photographer, please reach out to him! Send him an email for bookings at eric.dulmovits@gmail.com and check out his Instagram @ecdulmo to see more of his work!

I hope you enjoyed this little series and let me know in the comments if you want me to trick anyone else into letting me dress them! I’d be happy to oblige!

P.S. Keep up with me on instagram: @karenmauritzenn