Summer is officially here! Although your warm-weather wardrobe may be complete, your husband or boyfriend’s closet might need some freshening up. To make it easy for you, I’ve rounded up a few men’s clothing essentials from Nordstrom that are “in style” while still maintaing the classic vibe many of our guys prefer (plus see some family photos from our recent afternoon in Trinity Groves here in Dallas!).
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I don’t know about you but long ago I gave up trying to get my husband to go with me to shop for casual clothes. I usually buy several things I think he will like online. (Nordstrom’s free shipping and free returns make this process super easy and guilt-free!) That way he can try on the clothes when has time – in the comfort of his own home – and I can send back what doesn’t work. Easy peasy!
So what should you buy your husband or boyfriend this summer? Here are some things that received my picky husband’s seal of approval. The pieces in this one outfit can be worn multiple ways with other staples he already has in his closet and he will feel confident wearing them all summer long:
1. Colorful short-sleeve shirt.
Classic in style and cool temperature-wise, a plaid short-sleeve shirt is a nice alternative to my husband’s usual polo shirt rotation. He can wear this Southern Tide shirt from Nordstrom out to dinner, for casual Friday at work, or even a fun family afternoon. Here are some more plaid shirt options:
2. Tailored Shorts (in a color for something different!)
My husband owns several pairs of khaki shorts and pants (a dad staple!) so to change things up a bit I got him these Vineyard Vines shorts in a soft blue color. They look great with the plaid shirt, of course, but also give him more waysto wear all his polos! These shorts will also look good with several of his summer long sleeve button-down plaid shirts (with the sleeves rolled up for summer cool!). The shortscome in four colors and here are some other great men’s brands Nordatrom carries that he may like:
3. Comfortable flip flops or white sneakers.
My husband despereately needed some new flip flops this season as the ones he’s had for years were beginning to look, well, rather pitiful! These flip flops are a good price and he can wear them to a casual restaurant or even to the pool. Perfect to pack for vacation as well.
And white sneakers, you ask? My husband was excited to know that the Stan Smith shoes he loved in high school are back in style. I bought him some and so you will probably see him wearing them in upcoming Insta posts! Here are some more options for his this summer:
Want to add a little more style to his summer wardobe? Tortoise shell sunglasses are in right now and would be a fun gift idea if he has a birthday this summer.
Speaking of gift ideas, I’ve added this Jack Black sunscreen ($21 + free shipping) to my Gift Guide for Men. If he uses the Jack Black facial care line (even if he doesn’t) this non-greasy sunscreen is perfect for his golf or gym bag.
One more thing: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts July 22nd. That’s when NEW fall/winter merchandise is temporarily marked down 30-40% and I will be writing several posts on the BEST finds (including men’s clothing and gifts!). Now is the time to consider getting a Nordsrom card (you can get a debit card if you don’t want to open a credit card). Having a Nordstrom card will give you early access to the sale which, trust me, is a good thing! I had several readers tell me they did most of their Christmas shopping using my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts last year. It is AWESOME.
Thanks so much to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!
Photos: Megan Weaver
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