T-Shirt & Trousers

September 30, 2014 by  
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As I begin to make my way into the work force I find myself wanting to look more sharp and presentable but not over dressed because I do live in florida. So lately I’ve been trying my hand at t-shirts and trousers with either Sperry’s or slip-on loafers. It’s a simple look that doesn’t really take much to put together and it’s easy for me to layer up when it finally does get cool. Below are some pieces and inspiration for this simple yet professional look.

T-Shirt & Trousers

For this look try these: herring bone trousers , penny loafers , white tee

t-shirt and trousers

For this look try these: khaki’s , pullover, belt

t-shirt and trousers

For this look try these out: oxfords, trousers

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Scott Disick’s Look for Less!

July 31, 2014 by  
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My favorite part about Keeping Up With The Kardashians has to be Scott Disick, I know I can’t be the only one! I love his sense of humor and his over the top extravagant style. His styles ranges from yacht club style to a little urban with big watches and leather jackets. Its impossible to not find at least one outfit that can fit your style. I chose a more urban look to recreate for less because it features two must haves for this fall, the bomber jacket and distressed jeans.  Check out the Lord below ;)

Scott Disick's Look for Less

Bomber Jacket | Noble Denim T-Shirt | DSQUARED2 Gray Wash Jeans | Sneakers

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New Ways To Wear A Button Down

July 29, 2014 by  
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What’s a guy to do when its 100 degrees out and needs to step it up a notch; throw on a button down! You can wear swim shorts, put on a simple button and be set to go for a night on the board walk. It’s best to invest because they don’t go out of style and can literally be worn year round. Below are some easy ways to spruce up your summer basics and some must have button ups for now and later.

If you want a button down that can be worn with any pants your best bet is white or chambray. If you pair the white with denim you’ll have a stylish fool proof look and the chambray will immediately give all your bottoms a preppy feel. Bonus points if layered over a perfectly worn in graphic tee.

Mens Summer Outfits

Muscle Shirt | Chambray Button Up | Reigning Shorts  | G-Shock Watch | Flip Flops

Plaid/flannels are back with a vengeance! Wear in place of a sweater on cool nights and brighten them up during the day by pairing them with white shorts, or gray and blue bottoms for a fresh spin on the 90’s classic.

Flannels

Plaid Marc Jacobs Shirt | Plaid Ralph Lauren Shirt

Prints are fun but a tad bit harder to wear during cooler weather. Look for small prints that can be worn solo or with a tee now and then under a sweater later.

Mens Stylish Outfits

Billy Reid Button Down | Shorts | Slip-Ons | Sunglasses

Mens Fall Outfits

Billy Reid Button Down | J Crew Cardigan | Chinos | Brown Belt | n.d.c. Brown Oxford 

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Make Style A Breeze In The New Year

December 19, 2013 by  
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With January fast approaching, you’d better make sure your wardrobe’s well-equipped to handle the cold weather – and preferably in style. Let’s take a look at what’s in this winter:

 Grey on grey

According to GQ, going grey from top to toe is one of this season’s biggest trends, thanks to designers like Neil Barrett and Viktor & Rolf. You don’t need 50 shades of grey to pull it off, either – a dark charcoal suit with matching tie, coupled with a lighter smoke-grey shirt, is all you need to look the business.

 Velvet

A velvet blazer helps ramp up the style and sophistication of any outfit, as Ron Burgundy knows all too well. Seriously, though, this is a great embellishment for those who want to make a bigger impact – and if you don’t want to go all the way with it, a velvet tie or bow tie gives you a pop of the trend without going overboard.

 Military coats

Military-style coats are as popular as they’ve ever been – from parkas to trench and duffel coats, they look fantastic and do a good job of keeping you toasty, too. Take a look at Jacamo’s winter range this year to get some inspiration. You can wear a puffer gilet underneath to keep you warm when winter really starts to bite.

The explorer

Another strong trend this year is wrapping up like you’re off to Antarctica for a few months, rather than nipping to the corner shop for a packet of crisps. As Fashionbeans notes, this look comprises lug-sole boots, fur-lined hooded overcoats and accessories like beanies and thick socks. Choose primary colours as much as possible (they make you easier to see in the snow).

Stripey knitwear

Christmas jumpers are all well and good, but if you really want to hop on board the knitwear train, make it stripey. Pair a striped jumper with ripped jeans and a leather jacket for a grungey outfit that’s as warm as it is trendy, or go with some cosy corduroy trousers for a cuddlier look.

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Men’s Fashion: Celebrate Spring With Stripes!

April 4, 2013 by  
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Spring brings with it the chance to shed those winter coats and show off jumpers and T-shirts with plenty of colour – and there’s really no better way to do it than with stripes. Block colour has its place, but it’s so easy to overdo it with the brighter tones. Stripes allow you to splash in some colour while still looking understated – and they can also help your physique too.

Horizontal or vertical?

Ladies have much more choice when it comes to horizontal or vertical stripes; men’s stripey options are most of the time horizontal – probably because it’s so hard for a man to wear vertical stripes and not have it look at first glance like a football shirt. Horizontal stripes do have their uses though; men with thin frames will look wider with a horizontal stripe.

Thick or thin?

Bigger stripes tend to make a bolder statement than thinner ones, while ultra-fine ones will prevent those with a broader frame from looking too wide. Mixing fine and thick stripes is not often seen because it’s a difficult one to get right – mix in colour and it usually looks too busy, but when done well it can be an interesting look.

Colours

The top designers love stripes, and most have a range throwing together dark blues and whites or creams for a nautical look. It’s popular every spring and summer and that never looks like changing! Black and white as a combination is similarly timeless, but don’t be afraid of mixing colours; Original Penguin’s range shows that by offsetting the body stripes with block colour on the arms, or by using stripes only on the top half of a T-shirt, you can get away with combining some brighter colours -more than two, even – without being too flashy.

 

 

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Men’s Style: Smart Gets Summer-Friendly

April 2, 2013 by  
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This greatly-anticipated spring/summer season brings with it a surprise: the reinvention of men’s tailoring into something that is not only suitable for wear on warm sunny days, but something that can be as practical as it is stylish. No sign of tatty flip-flops and ill-advised vests here!

The Full Suit

Ok, so you’re not going to be reaching for that full black or navy number in the summer’s heat, but as Louis Vuitton recently proved with their spring/summer 2013 collection, a checked suit in the right blend of lighter shades can make for a smart but easy to pull off look that won’t leave you looking out of place in the city or strolling through seaside streets.

The secret to the success of the French fashion house’s sublimely tailored collection lies in the accessories: shades are a given but the model also wore neckskarves tied subtly underneath the open collar of shirts and wore watches that were large enough to command attention, yet sturdy enough to say ‘this is daywear, not occasionwear’.

 

The Smart Shirt

The perfect item for summer: it’s lightweight but offers coverage against the sun and is available in all the shades you could want to complete any look, from every summer’s favourite – nautical, to the trend that divides men each time it appears – pastel shades. For an idea of the sheer multiplicity of shirts available out there, take a look at the offerings from Hackett; you’ll soon be pairing a smart shirt with tailored shorts or lightly coloured chinos for a daytime look that gives your style everything it needs for summer.

 

The Summer Savvy Shoes

Boat shoes (also known as deck shoes or loafers) are the stylish man’s best friend for the spring/summer season. They’ll work perfectly with the tailoring that we hope will now define your look, be that shorts or trousers, and since they come in such a range of colours, they’re the ideal way to add an extra splash of personality to your look.

 

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Now & Later

August 14, 2012 by  
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Cooler weather is right around the corner and by adding a few key pieces to your summer shorts now, you can keep them out later on. The idea is to pick pieces that you’ll get tons of use and are stylish enough to mix and match later on with jeans, cordoroys or slacks.  Pair them with a pair of boots, oxfords or sneaks and you’re good to go!  Check out some examples below

Now: If you prefer simple functional basics try a light weight jacket like the ones by Penfield over at Size? with just about any of your summer favorites. Later: Add a stylish scarf, a hoodie and a button down… guaranteed style and it’s layering heaven!

Now: For cooler nights try a preppy sweater (it’s a classic and stylish piece for any season), shorts and slip ons.   Later: Pull out your cordoroys and favorite summer slip ons to wear with your sweater for a effortless laid back look.

Now: Pair your shorts with your favorite tee and a button a down.  Later: Add a a vest for some stylish layering and ditch the shorts for your favorite jeans

 

Kellan Lutz’s Look for Less!

April 17, 2012 by  
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Kellan’s double denim look is the perfect blend of cool and casual. It definitely epitomizes the laid back Cali style captured by his personal line of Abbott and Main. Get Kellan’s look for less with pieces from American Eagle, Swell & more!

Denim Shirt - $49.50 at AE.com

Jeans – $49.99 at Swell.com

Oxfords – $49.99 at Urbanoutfitters.com

Aviator Sunglasses – $18.18 at ASOS.com

Newsboy Cap – $43.46 at Urbanexcess.com

Mens Backpacks

February 22, 2012 by  
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Love a man with a stylish backpack… it gives any outfit an old school (somewhat chic/geeky) street vibe that’s so sexy!  Tip: Don’t go cheap on backpacks. They are always handy and if you choose the right one, it’ll look even better with a little wear and tear.  When it comes to style points, consider this: Pair it with a hoodie and slacks for an old school touch; blazers and a scarf to class it up; or a pull over, button down and baggy jeans for a smart look.  Check out some of my faves below and let me know your thoughts on backpacks.

 

 

Wool-Blend Jacket - $56.90 at Forever21.com

Jeans – $42.99 at Tillys.com

Hoodie – $26.94 at Oldnavy.com

Sneakers – $111 at ASOS.com

Canvas and Leather Backpack – $76.99 at Bluefly.com

Sunglasses – $46.90 at Nordstrom.com

Leather and Canvas Backpack – $57.30 at ASOS.com

Faux Leather Backpack – $112 at Yesstyle.com

Ralph Lauren Backpack - $74.99 at Rugby.com

Idlewood Backpack - $85 at Urbanoutfitters.com

Brad Pitt’s Look for Less!

August 30, 2011 by  
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I’m prepared that a lot of you out there will think Brad Pitt’s outfit is a hot mess; but I can’t help myself.  I love it!  For reasons I can’t quite articulate, the khakis/sweater combo gives off this sexy Mr. Rogers look that just…works for me.  And yes, I even think the dirty, tussled hair adds to the whole vibe. So if you’re in the mood to get down and dirty with your inner nerdy, try Brad’s look for less with pieces from Hanes, Karmaloop, Kohls and more!

 

Brad Pitt’s Look for Less!

Chino Pant - $57.87 at Amazon.com

Shawl Cardigan – $58 at Karmalopp.com

Hanes Classic Tee – $21 at Kohls.com

Skylow Supra – $70 at Suprafootwear.com

Retro Sunglasses - $21.95 at Asos.com

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