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The Father’s Day Weekend-Wear Upgrade

Could a Dad in your life use a Father’s Day Weekend-Wear Upgrade? This is your chance to gift the dads in your life the items you want them to be wearing on the weekend. Does he always show up to parties in ill-fitting company tees? Check out our t-shirt and backyard party shirt sections.

Does he think flip-flops go with everything? That’s ok if you swap them out for our favorite flip-flop swap.

Happy Shopping!

More than just a t-shirt tees

A t-shirt doesn’t have to be just a t-shirt. Why not try a henley or a cool split-neck? A performance tee is always better than an old gym tee. And a fun, quirky tee like the Comme Des Garcon Play Small Heart Cotton T-Shirt always wins. (FYI, this tee comes in many iterations and colors!)

Good Man Brand Premium Cotton T-Shirt, $68

Comme Des Garcon Play Small Heart Cotton T-Shirt, $93

Vuori Tradewind Performance Tee, $48

Faherty Short Sleeve Heathered Henley, $78

The Backyard Party Shirt

Yes, men need party shirts just like we do. How about a Terry Polo or a Short Sleeve Button-down Knit to shake things up at the bbq?

Todd Snyder Terry Montauk Polo in Classic Navy, $148

Faherty Short Sleeve Knit Seasons Shirt, $128


Toss those old, stained, worn out shorts! No more baggy cargos. (Yes, I know cargo shorts are in again!) Most men could use a wholesale replacement of their entire shorts drawer. Don’t worry, we have options for every occasion. Lounge around in the super soft Vuori Ponto Shorts. Dress up in the Rhone 8″ Resort Short. And do everything in the Faherty All Day Shorts.

Vuori Ponto Shorts, $74

Rhone 8″ Resort Short, $98

Faherty All Day Shorts, $98

The Chic Travel Blazer

Traveling is no excuse to look like a schlub! No, really. Mr. Real Life Style may be getting one of these for our upcoming, long-delayed anniversary trip. Every grown man should have a good travel blazer. Don’t you think the Todd Snyder Italian Cotton Linen Field Jacket in Olive would look chic in Morocco?

Eddie Bauer Ultimate Voyager Travel Blazer, $149

Todd Snyder Italian Cotton Linen Field Jacket in Olive, $348

Weekend Pants

We all just want to be comfortable. But again, there’s no excuse to be sloppy when going out to dinner, right? Does your brother always show up in the same baggy khakis? Put him in a pair of Peter Millar eb66 Performance Five-Pocket Pants and I promise he will let you recycle his old pants. Is the man in your life really resistant to an upgrade? The Faherty Stretch Terry 5-Pocket feel like actual sweatpants.

Peter Millar eb66 Performance Five-Pocket Pant, $158

Faherty Stretch Terry 5-Pocket, $148

Public Rec All Day Every Day Pant, $108

Cool Sunglasses

Cool sunglasses have the power to upgrade one’s look instantly. The two pairs of Warby Parker sunglasses below are Mr. Real Life Style’s actual Father’s Day gifts. He received them a few weeks early when we had the rare opportunity to shop together! He chose the more classic Barkley style. And although he only wanted one pair, I wouldn’t let him leave without the fashion-forward Warby Parker Hatcher Sunglasses.

Warby Parker Barkley Sunglasses in Antique Shale Fade, $95 for non-prescription polarized lenses

Warby Parker Hatcher Sunglasses in Oak Barrel, $95 for non-prescription polarized lenses

Footwear for a Father’s Day Weekend-Wear Upgrade

Oh, shoes… This is where a man’s weekend outfit can really go wrong. Am I right? Instead of the $500 designer sport slides that are currently popular, buy him the Birkenstock Barbados Slide Sandal. Add a cool sneaker and have a great Father’s Day weekend!

Birkenstock Barbados Slide Sandal, $39.95

Veja Campo Sneaker, $155

APL TechLoom Breeze Knit Running Shoe, $220

Nike Waffle Trainer 2 Sneaker, $90

Real Life Style is a style consulting firm that teaches busy women to wear their power so they can live their lives fully and confidently. Lani Inlander and Kyle Dunphy are based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and serve clients nationwide. We offer personal styling services, an on-demand e-course, corporate services, and training to become a personal stylist.

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