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Menswear – Capsule Wardrobe

Most men are pretty minimal when it comes to fashion.  They do a lot with a little which is why a capsule wardrobe is a good solution to any dressing issues they have.  Capsule wardrobes are an answer to overbuying and closets full of clutter.  The key is buying items that will complement one another so you can maximize the chance to wear each piece.

I was having Coffee and Perspective with my two good friends a few weeks ago and both of them expressed their interest in helping their husbands update and refine their looks but were being met with some hesitation from the guys.  I asked if they thought their husbands would be more receptive if I planned out capsule wardrobes for each of them and we decided to give it a try.

Both of the guys, Frank and Karl, were on board with this…  It’s not like we ambushed them.

I decided to go with the Goodfellow and Co line at Target for a few reasons.  First of all guys don’t like to spend a lot on clothes most of the time so I like the quality and the price point for the Target Brand.  Second, this is an easy place for men to shop and one that they will likely go in alone.  I knew I could make them a shopping list and it would be easy for them to follow.  Third, the clothes look good!  They have a variety of fits and lengths so it is impossible for someone not to find something they like.

So let me tell you a little bit about the guys. Frank is 40’s, a husband and a father of five.  He works full time out of the home and also owns a side business designing and making furniture.  Frank and his wife Karen really love music and if they are going out on a date it is likely to a concert, festival and they love a pub crawl.  Karl is late 20’s, a husband and father or two (almost 3).  He works fulltime out of his house is has a more laid back work vibe.  Karl is also a former baseball player and loves being outside and athletic.  His style is definitely casual and young.

I based these capsule wardrobes off of the guys after work lives although Karl’s capsule could probably double as casual and work.  I took my time to make sure that they have enough options to mix and match all of their pieces as well as fill all their needs from Dad Life to dinners to brunch to church.

{This is an affiliate post with Target.  All thoughts, choices and ideas are mine.}

Frank

When I asked questions about what Frank liked and wanted he said that he wanted something new but that he did like bold colors and patterns and felt like he enjoyed tropical patterns the most.  He also wanted comfortable shoes.  For Frank I included as much pattern as I could while still giving him options.  I mixed in a lot of pink that would give that color pop but also work well with a variety of other colors.

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Accessories

 

Karl

Karl really likes his casual style.  I made sure to keep longer length shorts in his capsule and also a pair of cargo shorts which was the ultimate compromise because they are a good tailored fit with the additional pockets.  Unlike Frank Karl really likes to have neutral patterns and colors.  I stayed with a navy, oatmeal and gray pallet.

Tops

Bottoms

Other

Shoes

Accessories

 

 

 

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