After doing my own (highly unscientific) research study, here’s a list of things that many guys don’t like in the clothing department, but are too smart to mention:

  1. Scrunchies – Come on girls. Unless you’re using them to hold your hair back in the shower, throw them out.
  2. Old college sweatshirts – Unless it’s his alma mater, it just looks sloppy. (The exception for this rule is if you’re going to a game with that team playing. If that’s the case, most colleges make CUTE, girl-figure-flattering zip ups.)
  3. Pajamas at 5:30 in the afternoon. ‘Nuff said.
  4. Mom jeans. (OK, so most guys don’t know what a mom jean is: Super high waist, narrow legs at the bottom. They don’t know what to call it, but the general consensus is that they’re not flattering on any woman.)
  5. Baggy sweats. There are way too many cute “lounge” outfits to be running around in something dumpy. If you’re fashion-challenged, ask a friend to come along shopping and check out your butt before heading home.

I want you to feel pretty and confident; and even, maybe, perhaps, a little sexy. Kick it up a notch and everyone will feel better about your appearance.


Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.