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    From Style Girlfriend, With Love

    14th February 2013

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    That sneaky little Cupid has sprung the lovey-dovey holiday upon us once again, and what can I say? The pink and red heart candies I’ve been gobbling this week (cough*the last two weeks*cough) must have me in a romantic mood.

    …Or maybe that’s just a sugar high?

    Either way, I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate all the style moves you guys have got that I absolutely flip for. A love letter, if you will, to stylish men, on behalf of the women who love them.

    Helping to illustrate? YOU, my well-dressed readers of course. A few #OOTW honorable mentions, below:

     I LOVE WHEN YOU…DRESS UP

    {Reader Brandon’s got the suit AND the girl! Coincidence? I think not…}

    If you’re a jeans and sneakers kind of guy, think about how much I’ll sit up and take notice when you trade in your casual wear, swapping in khakis for your old beat-up jeans. Oxfords for those dirty gym shoes. Adding a sportcoat. Maybe even a tie. Or – wait for it – even a full-blown suit. Think about how much you love when a woman goes all out for a big date; well, we women feel the same way when you make the effort for us.

     I LOVE WHEN YOU…WEAR COLOR

    {Reader Phil got the memo on my love of colored pants}

    Guys are too often afraid to rock a bold hue. Which is exactly why it shows so much confidence. It sounds cliché by this point, but a man who’s not afraid to wear pink (or green, or purple, or red…) is – to me – a real man.

     I LOVE WHEN YOU…ASK MY OPINION

    “Hey dear, should I wear this grey blazer or the navy one?” Looking for my input makes me feel good, and lets me know you want to dress to impress your number one audience member – namely, me.

     I LOVE WHEN YOU…TELL ME YOU’RE WEARING SOMETHING BECAUSE OF ME

    {Reader Simon getting down with layers}

    Because I write about guys’ style for a living, a lot of my male friends and relatives make a point to up their game when they know they’ll see me. Even better? They tell me so. It makes me feel great when I know a guy put thought into his outfit because he knew he’d see me – not just as a style writer but as a woman who loves to see a well-dressed man.

     

     I LOVE WHEN YOU…COMPLIMENT WHAT I’M WEARING

    {What, this ol’ thing?}

    Not how I look (though if you want to tell me I look fantastic, do that too!), but picking out a detail and highlighting what you like about it. “Honey, that necklace is really pretty.” “Babe, your hair looks really shiny.” “Wow, those heels are…wow.” Use details and I know you really mean it.

     

    Tell me:
    What’s the best valentine sentiment you ever received?