Monday, June 4, 2012

Wardrobe items guys want you to throw out!

Wardrobe items guys want you to throw out

A well-edited closet is something I aspire to have. I try. But then I think -- what if the clothes I toss come back in fashion someday, as things always do? (How glad am I that I saved my yellow-stitched Doc Martins?) Here’s an interesting way to get rid of at least some of your stuff. How about looking at your closet from your guy’s point of view. Suddenly, those pants that a girlfriend with dubious intentions said looked fantastic or a great pair of heels that require two boxes of band-aids might not seem as necessary. We asked Women’s Health contributor Matt Bean to be our know-it-all guy expert.

At the suggestion of Women’s Health contributor Matt Bean, who is playing the role of the guy in our life, here are a few things we can all feel good about getting rid of:

Rival team jerseys

Say, for example, that your guy is a Yankees fan. That Red Sox jersey you have may be one for the “toss it” pile. If you don’t really care about the team, why stoke the fire? The one exception: If you’re really into the rival team, and the sartorial expression of your loyalty can be a source of playful rivalry. Then by all means keep it.

Ex-boyfriend’s clothes
Even if that worn-in T-shirt feels like silk, it does send a message no guy wants to get. If you’ve still got a few items from your former flame’s closet, that’s an easy way to make more room for some presents your new guy might get you.

Clothes with writing on the butt
It’s hard to imagine that this was ever a good idea but let’s be clear: Oversized sweatpants, or even tight sweatpants, with words across the behind have no place in your fabulous wardrobe.

Harem pants

If stick-thin runway models look kind of strange in these, the alarm bells should be going off. Some stars may have been convinced by their stylists to give them a try, but the average person should stay away. Guys, quite rightly, don’t get it. As Matt says, it looks like you’ve pulled some drapes around your waist.

Heels you can’t walk in
A gorgeous high heel is a work of art, but let’s face it, when you can barely walk in your shoes something is lost. Matt says that guys love a woman who is, “confident enough to wear flats.” Interesting.

Undergarments that false advertize

I understand the impulse on this one. Why not get a bra that gives you a C-cup if you're really an A? Matt says our underpinning should be more about subtle enhancement rather then building a structure that’s not there. If a guy really likes you, says Matt, he’s going to like the real you -- without all the padding.
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