November 13, 2011

Men's Style Inspiration

I don't often post on subjects relevant to men, but I thought I would post some style inspiration and include the male species in our "Silk and Spice" convos. God knows, some of you could really use it, while others get nods of approval every time they step out of the house. Now don't go saying "Silk and Spice" is decidedly feminine - men wear silk boxers and dab on some Old Spice, right? If you don't then this is a sure sign you must start! Anyway, here's some man-spiration:

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 Make an effort to look put-together. Don't just throw on any old thing over your closest pair of jeans. Wear a nice sweater. Add some classy shoes. Wear a watch and make sure your belt matches with your shoes. Try a little - it will pay off.
 Don't underestimate the power of a simple vest. Wear over a crisp shirt with jeans. Throw on a scarf for a little European touch.
 Get a leather jacket. ASAP. Then wear it. Always (almost).
 Boys can wear boots too. You just have to know how. And accessorize - put a beanie to good use and throw on a scarf for some instant polish.
Sports jackets are big this season and quickly gives you that casual-cool vibe. Also note, crossbody bags are not only for women, men can carry it off just as well. (Above and below)
 Don't always wear the same boring sneakers. There are so many options to choose from - boat shoes, brogues, chelsea boots, ankle boots and on and on. Experiment and see what you like. A good pair of shoes can add interest to a simple white shirt/khaki pants combo. Nice sunnies help too :)  
I think men need to wear more cardigans. A toggle cardigan like this one is very in-season. Click here for more info on Fall/Winter '11 trends for men: F/W 2011
 Geek chic - definitely not a no-no!

Have fun dressing up boys!