Give Your Man A Summer Wardrobe Makeover

November 25, 2011

According to British fashion designer and style guru Jeff Banks, lots of men hate shopping and look at it as a chore, so many women are dying to get their hands on their man’s wardrobe to help their men put their best foot forward.

“When men are wearing something that looks stylish it makes them feel great,” says Banks. “They’ll reap the benefits of looking and feeling confident.”

Bank’s shares five tips for women on what to look out for when helping their man with a wardrobe workout:

Easy charmer

The overall mood for this summer season is effortless style. This doesn’t need to mean board shorts on date night but a style that’s more relaxed, while still on trend. Smart is still in but has an unforced and more natural look and feel.

Colour reinvention

Many men are colour blind and can’t differentiate between certain colours but that doesn’t mean men should stay away from colours. You can help introduce base colours of blue, grey and dark green to your man, peppered with some bright, rich colours – oranges and reds are the favourites this season.

It’s a shoe thing

Shoes can make or break men. But remember men don’t need to have lots of pairs like many women – just a few nice pairs that can be mixed and matched for different occasions. Make sure your man has a pair of classy smarts, modern trainers and beach shoes, as a minimum in his wardrobe.


One of the more overlooked areas of men’s dressing is the relationship between belts and shoes. Belts and shoes should not actually match, they should complement each other. They should work together visually but not match so closely that it looks like you purchased them as a set.


It’s not just women that benefit from a great accessory. Think stylish cufflinks, a great hat and sophisticated frames to bring that extra edge and finish to any look. Right now frame styles with sharp metals, wood effects and detailing are leading the trend and are features I have incorporated into my new JB Collection for Specsavers.

If your man, or your even your dad, has been committing crimes against fashion and needs urgent style help, enter him into the Specsavers Dob in a Dad competition. The lucky winner will be jetting off to London for a fabulous personal style session with Jeff Banks. Enter online at Specsavers before 12 January.

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