Get Zac Efron’s Look

December 17, 2014 by  
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I still can’t believe how much Zac Efron’s style has changed in the past couple of years.  Replacing his surfer boy look is now a more mature eclectic style!  In this sleek understated look he’s wearing black skinny jeans, black denim jacket and a brown tee.  It’s the perfect weekend or casual date night look.  Might have to try this look out myself!  Below are some affordable and investment prices to get Zac’s look.

Get Zac Efron's Look

Jacket: Raleigh Denim Jacket (as seen above) , Highway 61 Denim Jacket or Denim Trucker Jacket 

Black Skinny Jeans: Native Youth Skinny Jeans (seen above), Naked and Famous Jeans or Shredded Skinny Jeans 

Tee: Rag & Bone Tee (seen above), T by Alexander Wang or Surplus Tee\

Sneakers: Chucks (as seen above), Waxed Sneakers or Vans

Sunglasses: affordable – BKE Sunglasses or classic investment – Ray Ban

 

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Three Ways To Style A Sports Coat

October 24, 2014 by  
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A sharp sports coat can be like an artists canvas in many ways but a lot of times I notice that most men wear them in their typical ways; with a button up and slacks or a white shirt and jeans and if the occasion needs it a tie. All perfectly acceptable ways of wearing a sports jacket but very basic and in a way boring. A mans sports jacket can actually be really dressed up, down, and even made to look quirky and fun. There are tons of ways to rock a sports jacket. Below I picked 3 sports jacket and styled them three very different ways.

Three Ways To Style A Sports Jacket

 

Pieces To Try: Tweed Jacket  | Denim Shirt |  Vest | Duck Boots

Three To Style A Mens Sports Coat

 

Pieces To Try: CAMO Sport Coat | Chinos | Shawl Neck Sweater  | Moccasin

Three Ways To Style A Sports Jacket

Pieces To Try: Quilted Jacket  | Jeans | Crew Neck Sweater | Boots  | Ipad Case

 

What To Wear On Thanksgiving

September 28, 2014 by  
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It’s never too early to start planning all of your holiday outfits.  I dont think there’s really any good excuse for guys to not look their best especially on Thanksgiving day. I’m sure there’s some of you out there that might help out with thanksgiving dinner or maybe even some who cook it all on your own (props if you do), but for the most part our job is just to dig in and eat! Below are some outfit ideas with pieces you probably already own.

If you’re a jeans and tee kinda guy like me then just add a knit sweater with some with some leather. You’ll look stylish without much effort.

What To Wear Thanksgiving

Rag & Bone Zeeland Cardigan |

Mens thanksgiving Outfit

Leather Trimmed Calvin Klein Sweater |

Looking to change up your preppy style? Swap out your polo’s with a shawl collar knit cardigan and pair it with a plain white tee. It’s still preppy-ish but the white tee makes it a little more laid back.


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 | Scotch & Soda Shawl Collar Cardigan |

 

If you’re a super trendy guy and want to tone it down for dinner with the in-laws, then keep it classic with a white button down and slim fit chinos and brown accessories.

men thanksgiving day outfit

 

Brown Shoes | Chinos | White Button Down | Belt | Vest | Watch 

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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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Jason Bateman’s GQ Look for Less

March 26, 2013 by  
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Is it me or does Jason Bateman just keep getting better and better with age?  The man is hilarious, witty and his GQ cover shows he’s got a little swag in him too.  I know he was probably styled but he wears it well and just looking at him makes me giggle.  Yes I have a crush on JasonBateman!  Maybe it’s his dimples, maybe it’s sarcasm or that little smirk of a smile, but anything that Jason Bateman is in is alright by me!  The actual point of this post really wasn’t to go on and on about how much I love Jason Bateman, but rather to highlight his perfectly styled outfit on the cover of GQ.  I recreated his look for less (I included the hat just in case you want to go all out).  It’s a great outfit for spring and maybe even a stylish easter outfit for those boys out there who don’t like the whole suit and tie thing.

Blazer – $39 at Urbanoutfitters.com | Gingham Shirt – $40 at Bananarepublic.com | Graphic Sweater – $22.50 at Yesstyle.com | Canvas Slip On – $52 at Yesstyle.com | Handkerchief – $17 at Zara.com | Hat – $34 at Quiksilver.com

Image via GQ

Stylish Cardigans for Men

March 7, 2013 by  
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I love me a man in a cardigan!  I know a lot of men who initially turn their nose up at it, but it really doesn’t take any more effort to put on a cardigan than it does a sweatshirt (and you can even wear all the same items with it).  In fact that’s that’s my favorite way to see a cardiagn styled – with a tee and jeans.  A cardigan is also perfect to replace a blazer on a casual friday.  Tip:  Don’t put too much thought into wearing a cardigan – treat it like any other sweater/blazer/sweatshirt and you’ll see how easy and effortlessly stylish it is to wear.  Check out my faves from Yesstyle.

Stripe Trim Cardigan – $78

Color Block Cardigan – $48

High Neck Cardigan – $58

Hooded Cardigan – $35

Notched Stand Collar Cardigan – $43.20

Disclosure: This content is sponsored but the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yesstyle.

Stylish Spring Picks For The Family

February 28, 2013 by  
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When it comes to online shopping (and I do most of my shopping online) I look for stores that have variety.  Especially at the begining of a new season where I like to buy  basic stylish pieces  that I can mix into my wardrobe.  Being a busy working mom I also look for stores that have something for the whole family to save time and money on shipping.  Stores like psyche.co.uk make it a cinch to do just that. You can easily shop by category, price, size or even trends!   With over 150 designer brands like Michael Kors, Barbour and Marc Jacobs to name just a few, there’s something for everyone regardless of style, size or budget.  And customers ordering outside the European Union get a 20% discount on their order, which is a biggie for me.  Established in 1982, Psyche has received recognition on an international stage, attracting the attention of fashion industry heavyweights in both the UK and  in Tokyo, Singapore and New York, including many parts of Europe.  Psyche aims to please the customer and make online shopping a pleasure so I can only imagine that in store shopping is equally enjoyable.  Check out some of my favorite spring picks below for the entire family.

I was immediately impressed by their vast selection: The tops range from dressy blouses with chic prints that are easy to wear for between weather like spring  (see below),  to trendy tees and preppy polos (and their jeans selection was just as impressive). Their shoe selection was equally diverse carrying shoes from affordable lines like Chinese Laundry to Ted Baker (I absolutely love the Ted Baker selection).   In this particular outfit I chose a light star print blouse, a faux fur jacket that I LOVE and gray jeans to create an effortless look that you can wear day or night.

Paul Smith Star Print Shirt – $62.39 | J Brand Skinny Jeans – $119.14  | Faux Fur Cropped Jacket – $59 | Paul Smith Cross Body Bag – $559 | Ted Baker Bow Heels – $124.80

The men selection was equally on par and just as fashionable.  I find that some online stores tend to stick to men’s basics and that’s not the case with Psyche.  Their men’s knitwear  and dressier shoes definitely stood out.  This outfit was totally inspired by my two teenagers.  They wear a pair of khaki’s, a button down and a light pullover nearly everyday.  I chose a white sweater because it gives the basic khaki’s a crisp clean feel and the polka dots provide a little flair.  Love it!

Hugo Boss Polka Dot Shirt – $143.71 | Armani Crew Neck Sweater – $137.41 | Ralph Lauren Khaki’s – $83.71 | J Shoes Brogues – $143.71 | Navy Nixon – $545

With spring comes rain and what makes rainy days a little more fun?  An adorable pair of kids Hunter boots!

Kids Hunter Boots

 

An all in one online shop that will surely fit you or your families stylish spring needs.  For more info on the pieces featured in this post visit www.psyche.com

The Stylist Manifesto: First Day Of Class

January 29, 2013 by  
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If you’ve been following my Instagram lately (@stylstmanifesto) or my blog (despite my sporadic writing schedule), you’ll notice I tend to mix eras. Often this is done by seamlessly blending modern pieces with those of a vintage aesthetic. This ensemble was n exception. The driver’s cap is reminiscent of 1950’s California as are the tie and cardigan. The faint striping of said sweater contrasts the subtle striping of the tie and the almost indistinguishable black ticking of the jacket. For a bit of complication, a multi-check patterned button down peeks from beneath the cardigan and is interrupted by the aforementioned vintage tie. Then I selected Japanese tailored denim by gap with a classic Brando/Dean cuff. Finally, as two complimentary garnishes, I chose the super limited (released 2012 and sold out everywhere) Clot X G-shock Translucent Red watch.  As the blue and red palettes are always complimentary, the choice was obvious. 🙂

Check out more of The Stylist Manifesto guest post here

Wentworth Miller’s Look for Less!

December 5, 2011 by  
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Wentworth Miller’s outfit is the perfect example of a well dressed man with effortless style!  He flawlessly combines a brown puffer vest, a basic button down, aviator glasses and a pair of jeans with rugged boots  – LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!  Perfect pieces that never go out of style, easily transition from season to season and are probably already in your closet!  If not, check out my affordable options below for less with items from Old Navy, Buckle & more!

Jeans – $37 at Buckle.com

Puffer Vest – $104 at Shopacrimony.com

Button Down – $29.94 at Oldnavy.com

Boots – $110 at AE.com

Aviator Sunglasses – $15 at Buckle.com

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