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Many spouses are always hoping that their significant other will start to dress differently. This can be challenging to express your individuality while still making a good impression on your spouse. Here are some of the strategies to employ that will help you show off your fashion sense.

Showcase Your Personality

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Find clothing that speaks to your personality. Dressing the part of how you see yourself is one way to go about achieving this goal. This could be that you wear jeans and T-shirts all of the time or that you dress in a trendier manner. Everyone has their own sense of style. You may prefer a certain type of pattern or you like to wear clothing that’s one color. Varying up your wardrobe will also allow you to mix and match depending on how you’re feeling that day.

Dress for Occasions

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Dressing for special occasions can make all the difference to your spouse. It will give them the opportunity to show you off. For example, a day at the park could warrant you pulling out your funny golf polo shirts. Having some formal attire will allow you to get dressed up for a night out on the town. Dressing for occasions lets your spouse know that you’re willing to go the extra mile for them.

Match Levels

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You don’t need to wear matching outfits with your spouse, but you should dress at the same level as they are. This will eliminate those uncomfortable conversations in which they wonder why you’re dressed for yard work when they want to go out to dinner. You want both parties to be able to express their personality, but you don’t want people wondering if you’re together or not. Dressing at the same level gives the impression that you have a solid relationship that you’re invested in maintaining.

Shop Together

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Going shopping together helps you both to have a better idea about the type of clothing that you’re comfortable wearing. This can start the conversation about what you both consider fashionable. It also helps you to bond a little more as a couple instead of having to fight over what’s in the closet. Compromises are more likely to be made when you shop together, but it gives you the opportunity to grow as a couple.

Showing off your sense of fashion can be fun and bring you closer together. Use these methods to keep the spark alive in your relationship and show your spouse your fashionable side.


Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan