I don’t do a lot about men’s fashion for the obvious reason being I’m not a man, but I also am not bias and for most women, unfortunately first impressions can mean everything.
When it comes to men’s fashion, let’s be honest, they aren’t interested. Throw on a pair of jeans and the classic t-shirt and they think they have the perfect outfit. But surprisingly more and more guys these days are starting to care about their appearance and branch out, adopting the newest trends.
Bold Colored Shorts
It’s time to hang up the boring khakis and venture out of the box just a little. Tangerine, salmon, canary yellow, electric blue etc don’t have to just be for women’s palette. Guys like to stand out too and what better way to do this than to adopt the bold color trend. Start out by getting a colored pair of shorts and easing your way into the trend by pairing them with a neutral color shirt.
1. Penguin Whitfield Fit Blue-South Moon Under $65.00
2. AE Prep Length Twill Green Surf-American Eagle $34.50
3. Quicksilver Down Under Shorts Red-South Moon Under $55.00
If you’re guy isn’t into branching too far out from their classic t-shirt attire, the polo was invented. This adds more class and can dress up a pair of jeans easily. If you are already wearing a colored pair of shorts stay with the neutral color polos, but if not, go brighter.
1. Custom Fit Mercerized Polo-Ralph Lauren $89.50
2. Solid A87 Polo White-Aero $10.00
3. Classic Fit Weathered Polo Bike Orange-Ralph Lauren $85.00
It’s true, the jeans your man repeatedly wears over and over as they begin to get lighter and more washed out is actually the new trend for 2012. And good news, men are starting to steer away from wearing skinny leg jeans they borrowed from their girlfriends.
1. Dillon Conductor Jeans-PACSUN $49.50
2. Straight fit jean medium worn wash-JCrew- $96.00
3. Levi’s 511 Chalked Gray Jeans PACSUN $58.00
With any style there are always some guidelines, the do’s and don’ts if you will, and men’s fashion is no exception.
Wrinkle Look-Obviously don’t get too carried away but a slight wrinkle makes for a more laid back summery look.
Brights-Be confident, comfortable and bold. Who doesn’t want to stand out to impress the ladies of summer?
Artsy Glasses- There is something appealing about the sexy geek look. Embrace it.
Jeans that fit-No one wants to see your backside, the color of your boxers or your crack. Get a pair that fit. Makes for a more flattering look.
Mandals-No, no, no! Get some flip-flops. They are cheaper and look nicer otherwise, stick to sneakers. And please, no socks with any kind of sandal or flip flop.
Jorts- Also known as jean shorts. Jeans are not meant to be turned into shorts and adding a belt, cell phone clip or wallet in your back pocket will not help the situation. And not that I should even need to say this, but corduroys are no exception to the cut off catastrophe.
Obscene Slogan T-Shirts- No one cares nor believes the message and arrow that is pointing to below your belt. Obviously, if you feel the need to broadcast it, then most likely it is false advertisement. The only good thing when you buy a slogan t-shirt with an offensive saying on it is that us girls don't have to waste our time engaging in any kind of verbal conversation with you.