How to Be a Fashionable Dad Without Breaking the Bank

When you are a father, there is a lot of responsibility placed on you. In the more modern times, fathers are expected to be more hands-on with their children, meaning that there is even less time to spend (in theory) dressing and grooming. Mix that in with work, socialising with friends, and then going to the gym, you may be worried that there is no space left in your day to dress to impress. 

Luckily, you can still be a dad and dress well without breaking the bank, and here are some top tips to follow with a modest budget.

Get Your Measurements

It should come as no surprise that when you and your partner have children, you can expect to gain a bit of weight, due to late nights, fast food, and lack of sleep. So, in short, the clothes you wore before your baby came along may no longer fit. 

Therefore, when you are looking to buy some newer pieces for yourself, be sure to get updated measurements. Or, if you want to wear looser clothes, which can still look good, it can be worth looking at websites like Burrows & Hare for some fashionable and looser fitting clothes.

Neutrals First

Then, it comes down to the colours. If you have always worn black and white, see your wardrobe update as a chance to expand into other colours you may not have tried before. This can be tricky to start without becoming overwhelmed, so it is advisable to start with neutral tones if you aren’t sure. Aim to start with earth colours like browns, beiges, and greens. Then, when you find a hue or shade that suits you, build from there. Best of all, neutral tones are always in style and they don’t cost a fortune.

Find Your Favourites

Think of your current wardrobe rotation. Is there any piece of clothing that you simply can’t be without? If there is, think about what you like about said outfit and then, aim to build your other clothing items around it. If you like breathable fabrics like cotton, aim to get more. If you want something more tightly fitted, aim to get more pieces that are tailored to your shape. 


Nothing says style like accessories and, in 2022, there are more ways to spruce up an outfit with ease than ever before. Adding a necklace, a hat, or even a stylish belt can change how an outfit looks, without breaking the bank. If you have a particular style in mind, such as hipster, you can accessorise bracelets and rings too. You can even make your glasses a stylish accessory if you want to.

Up Your Grooming

Good grooming is the basis of every good fashion look. So, if your skin is dry, invest in some moisturiser. If you have long hair, make sure you condition it and keep it frizz-free. Plus, of course, if you have a beard, make sure it is well defined and kept in line with regular shaving and trimming. 

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