6 Items Your Boyfriend Must Own
A Trench Coat
Originally used for trench warfare during WWI (a fun fact he'll love!), the trench has become a spring staple. It can be a bit of an investment, but it's worth it! It's a classic style: durable, timeless and eternally chic. Have him scrunch up the sleeves and pop the collar to take the look from tailored to trendy!
You'll Love: You can finally burn that hideous performance fleece vest he usually wears.
He'll Love: All the cool buckles and the rich military history.
Pictured: Burberry London Raincoat, $1,195, Nordstrom.com
More from The Blush: 9 ways to tie your spring scarf
Let's face it -- men's feet aren't sexy, especially when they're unkempt. While women look sexy with their perfectly groomed toes glistening in the sun, a man's smelly, hairy feet are nothing less than revolting. Men like sandals because they're easy. They don't even have to wear socks! Boat shoes are a more polished alternative. They're also very comfortable.
You'll love: You'll no longer be distracted by his hammertoes (ew!).
He'll love: He still doesn't have to wear socks!
Pictured: Sperry Top-Sider Men's Halyard Boat Shoe, $50, DSW.com
More from The Blush: How they dress at NBC's LXTV
A Cotton Navy Blazer
Men think blazers are to be worn to work only. This could not be further from the truth. Blazers are great transitional pieces that can help dress up even the simplest looks. Why cotton? Cotton is breathable and comfortable. It also reads very casual, which will be a great update to all the stuffy, wool sport coats that he wears to work. Why navy? Guys get navy. Blue is a color that's comfortable and safe for them. It's also dark enough for evening, yet light enough for daytime.
You'll love: How versatile the piece is: He can wear it with a dress shirt or over his favorite vintage tee and look equally dapper.
He'll love: How easy the piece is: Just throw it on and go!
Pictured: ASOS Slim Fit Suit Jacket in Navy, $126, ASOS.com
More from The Blush: Pinsanity! What happens when Pinterest gets out-of-control
Fit is EVERYTHING! Over the years, men have finally started to understand the importance of fit with their denim, but they don't seem to think the same applies to their trousers. There are three main things to consider:
Waist. Do the old-school mom test. Shove your index and middle finger down the front and give it a good yank. If you can't fit your fingers, he needs to go up a size. If there's too much extra room, he needs to go down a size.
Legs. Now, we don't want him to look like he's wearing your pants, but we don't want him to look like he's wearing his dad's either. Make sure there's enough fabric for him to move around and bend at the knees, but not enough to knit a matching jacket.
Butt. He should look like he has one. Period.
NOTE: Don't use the word "skinny" when referring to the fit. This will freak him out. "Fitted" is much more guy-friendly.
You'll love: His derriere will look great!
He'll love: His derriere will look great!
Pictured: Scotch & Soda Jagger Relaxed Slim Fit Lightweight Chino Pants, $77, Zappos.com
Classic Gold Aviators
Why do guys think that it's okay to wear athletic sunglasses on the daily? Remind your dude a still-sporty alternative is traditional, wire-rimmed aviators. Originally used by pilots to block light from every angle, the basic aviator has become a classic silhouette that fits almost every face shape. They're also great for hangovers, offering maximized coverage in order to protect puffy, bloodshot eyes from the cruel rays of the sun, as well as judgmental stares.
You'll love: That he'll look just like Tom Cruise in Top Gun (you know, back when he was hot).
He'll love: That he'll look like a fighter pilot (which is pretty rad).
Pictured: Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses, $195, MrPorter.com
A Gingham Shirt
Prints are a challenge for men. They fear looking too flamboyant or not being able to match them with anything in their existing wardrobe. Ginghams are a great solution: They're classic yet still provide enough color pizzazz. Encourage your guy to wear one with a knit tie to dress it up or to try a solid sweater over it to break up the pattern.
You'll love: That he'll finally be wearing some bright colors!
He'll love: They're easy to match with denim -- and even suits.
Pictured: Jack Spade Ford Gingham Sport Shirt in Classic Fit, $195, Bloomingdales.com