Men Stepping into Bold Socks

While in Paris, I noticed a very peculiar clothing choice that lots of men are sporting. This however was not my first time seeing the spectacle. This spring when I was sitting in the airport waiting for my flight to New York, I noticed an elderly men’s socks. The man was dressed in a pea coat, a tailored suit, and nice shoes; however, since he was sitting, the bottom of his pants rode up about two inches and this drew my attention to his multicolored striped socks. I initially thought to myself: why would he ruin a perfectly good outfit with a pair of socks fit for a clown! So I pointed this man’s socks out to my dad, who immediately speculated that this man has a very good taste and possibly even works in fashion or in something having to do with art. After hearing this explanation I realized that his funky socks reveal about his quirky, artsy, and fun personality. Since then I have been on the lookout for stylish men completing their outfits with an awesome pair of socks.

I noticed lots of men on the metro in Paris with polka-dotted, striped, plaid, bright-colored, and all kinds of socks. I was thoroughly impressed with this small effort to show off their personality and type of style with a pair of socks. The funny thing is that probably nobody even notices their socks, only people who see the little things will notice. So if you do notice their socks, they probably wouldn’t mind if you let them know that they have some pretty great socks on. Because I know that I learned to appreciate socks a lot more and the next time I see someone wearing cool socks, I will surely compliment them!

If you are not already following this trend sock it up guys!

Thanks for reading!

~Miri xx

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Men Stepping into Bold Socks

Summer Fashion Trends For Guys

Yes ladies and gents, you have read the word “summer”, I hope you have all been enjoying the sun! I’ve been all about girl fashion lately so I think it’s time to bring the guys into the spotlight. So here is a list I came up with along with pictures and descriptions:

1. Floral and tropical: You don’t have to be flamboyant or be in love with girly prints to wear floral if you’re a guy. Floral is vibrant, bold, loud but also very versatile and stylish.

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2. V-Necks: A reason you may not like your shirt is because it makes you look like you have no neck or it has a weird collar that makes your neck and shoulders look horrible. A V-neck shirt almost never disappoints and always makes guys look good. If you don’t have some already make sure to invest in them for summer and other seasons!

3. White: I especially love this color choice for the summer because if you’re tan, this is your go to color.

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4. Graphic Tees: Even if you are someone that doesn’t give a hoot about fashion, throw on a graphic tee and you will look effortlessly stylish, simple as that! An awesome place to get one is from Amazon.

5. Blue: More specifically baby blue or teal but whatever floats your boat; I think that every guy looks good in baby blue so go pick one out!

6. Camouflage: Pick lightweight fabrics that are t-shirts, tanks, or shorts in this cool and trendy print.

I can go on and on so if you would like for me to do a part two, I would be glad to do so! Please let me know what you thought of this post in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

~Miri xx

Summer Fashion Trends For Guys

How to: stylish guy without being flamboyant

Every girl loves a sharply-dressed and stylish guy. Some good stores for guys to shop at are: L.L. Bean, J.Crew, Banana Republic, H&M, Target, Levi’s Jeans, Urban Outfitters, Gap, and Old Navy. Below I’ve provided several outfit ideas with detailed descriptions and suggestions for where to acquire some of these much-needed clothing items: 

You know this guy is really cool as soon as you see him. He simply took a gray fitted hoody (notice that fitted hoodys look great and really cool on both guys and girls) and complimented it with my favorite colored pants for men, which have just a touch of sag to them, and clean white kicks. Owning a pair of white kicks is an excellent idea, for they go with everything and spice up a dull colored outfit.

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caramel pants: http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/pants/brokeninchinos/PRDOVR~11251/11251.jsp

white sneakers: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=26258459&color=010&cm_mmc=SEM-_-Google-_-PLA-_-55042001224adwords_labelsM_SHOES_SNEAKERS&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=CKWtnpKP1rsCFYlAMgod9BUAPQ

Girls: you may recognize this pretty face from Vampire Diaries, but guys, take a look at this great outfit. Striped shirts of any kind are a must have in your closet, they are snazzy and absolutely delightful, plus girls love stripes on guys. Over the striped shirt he wears a white cardigan. Now I admit that a cardigan may be a difficult piece for a regular guy to pull off, but it really completes his outfit and gives a look of comfort. But of course the best item from this outfit is the combat boots…um hot. High five to the stylist. You can team combat boots up with formal attire or a simple jeans and T-shirt look. The best way to wear them is by tucking in your jeans into your boots. But avoid overly saggy or buggy jeans.

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white knit zip cardigan: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=28666&vid=1&pid=932936002

striped tee: http://www.hanes.com/clothing/sale-34058–1/65-percent-off-and-above/-24152–1?d1=SEARCHH&cm_mmc=Google-_-PLA-_-NA-_-NA&ef_id=UgkOFAAABaCtRimw:20131229190210:s

black combat boots: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005EVYP2E/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005EVYP2E&linkCode=as2&tag=combatboots00-20

Bring out your inner hipster with this kind of an outfit. Who knows, maybe it’ll be your thing? This gentleman wears a washed-down tribal print button down with rolled-up sleeves. Since the shirt is rather large, he paired it with skinny jeans. If skinny jeans are out of your comfort zone, then you can try fitted pants. Fitted pants are the balance between skinny or and saggy. If you are having a bad hair day, a beanie would be perfect to hid that hair, but it also looks great in general, and with almost any casual outfit. To avoid looking cheap and rugged, he wore nice boat shoes.

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brown boat shoe: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sebago-docksides-suede-boat-shoe/3179535?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=1562&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_4_B

tribal 80’s print sweater: http://ragstock.com/shop/mens-80s-sweaters/mens-80s-sweater-435/

beanie: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=16265969&parentid=M_ACC_HATS

Those are sweat pants but they’re not! You gotta love those pants. He matched a long sleeve black shirt with a white shirt under it and really sweet black and white shoes. Wonderful.

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black and white vans: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=26258038&parentid=MENS_SHOES

long sleeve black shirt: http://gildanonline.com/index.php/all-mens/t-shirts/long-sleeve-men-s-t-shirt

I always say that layering is really important. One of the easiest layers you could do is take a collared long sleeve and slip it under a sweater one or two times bigger. The collared shirt can be a different pattern or color, experiment!

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collared shirt: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=56730&vid=1&pid=932799002

navy sweater: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=28663&vid=1&pid=932633012

brown boots: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=20984233&parentid=MENS_SHOES

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That about covers it! Good luck!

Thanks for reading!!

~Miri xx

How to: stylish guy without being flamboyant