Kmart Dad Fashion Edit

Our Kmart Mama Fashion edit has got the mamas covered, but we thought it was only fair to give the dads a bit of attention too.

Now I don’t know about you but if I didn’t update my husband’s wardrobe from time to time, he would still be wearing that Hollister tee I made him buy on our first overseas trip in ’06! That or remain in his active wear 24/7. Now look, I have nothing against activewear wearing outside of activewear doing but… c’mon we can all do with a little break from the gym shorts & Under Armour tees from time to time.

So need some inspiration for giving your guy the goods to show off his ‘Dad bod’ whilst saving some $$$ for date night/a rainy day/ you?

Here are a few looks to give a whirl without breaking the bank. And, tell me I am not the only one who thinks that shopping for him cancels out any incidental shopping for you?

Daddy Cool  

Perfect for trips to the park and brunch (note: go for a darker tee if your kid(s) tend to have a burst of affection for you post pancakes/peanut butter/any messy food like mine usually does *eye roll*)

All this for under $40

Daddy Cool

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Chinos $12: – Chinos because what man doesn’t need some ‘smart casual’ shorts.

Tee $4.50 – The classic tee also available in crew neck, and at $4.50 a shirt why not get that & the v-neck too?!

Casual slip-ons $10  – because seriously laces are overrated…for every member of the household!

Straw hat $7 – when a baseball cap just won’t do. Jason Mraz singing talent not included.

A Shore Thing

Perfect for the beach & under $20!

A Shore Thing

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Boards $5:  – Boardies because dickstickers are reserved for Grandpas & former PMs. Go the red colour to give him that instant Zac Efron/Dwayne Johnson Baywatch vibe.

Tank Top $6:  – a beach trip essential pre & post swim. Make sure you have your tickets to the gun show..

Thongs $1.50  – a quintessential Aussie fave & a staple for all seasons for many parts of Oz. Doubles as a fly swatter. (Probs the worst part of Summer!)

Baseball cap $5: because every Dad has sun smarts about him! SIDE NOTE: Matching kids cap here get ready for it…. all together now…. ‘awwwwww so cuteeeeeeeeee!’. 


Date Night

Date Night

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Print Shirt – $15 

Take those chinos from day to night with this awesome dress shirt. He’ll be date ready & lounging on the couch in no time whilst you get ready.

Chambray shirt $15

For those who like a short sleeve dress shirt, go no further than this on trend chambray number! Perfect for a cas dinner, & more importantly post-dinner stroll to the nearest baskins

Slim Stretch Chino Pants $20  

Cause getting him to wear something with Skinny in the title ain’t gonna happen…perfect for a round of golf as well, (he can dream too).


Ohhh, babe you shouldn’t have! Whether it’s a bunch from the florist or they’ve been picked from the neighbours garden – we don’t care. It’s the thought. Actually, maybe the neighbours garden would be better. Everyone loves a bad boy.

So there you have it. Some quick ideas to get your Man on trend for Summer ’17/18. Also a great excuse to duck in to K-Mart… “Babe, I am doing this for you!”

Article by Nicky West


About Nicky

Nicky WestNicky is mama to one year old Ollie & his collie, Kai. When she’s not thinking up new memes, she’s enjoying the coastal life with her little fam bam whilst they spend a year away from Sydney for her husband’s work. You’ll find her at: the local café drinking all the coffees, scrolling IG or Maccas Drive Thru…



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