For men and new dads in particular, grasping an actual sense of style can be tricky. Maybe you’re accustomed to dressing overly casual and now you have parent-teacher conferences to attend. Or maybe you’ve never really had a knack for style and you’re trying to set a better example. Whatever your situation, these quick style tips for dads are simple enough for everyone to try. Continue reading
Liberate your ankles and calves while catching the last sunny rays of the season by going sockless. However, like many trendy styling secrets, there’s a time and a place. Not to mention, freeing your feet from a cloth barrier is only going to be OK with certain types of shoes. Continue reading
All it takes is a simple styling trick to make your whole look seem more put-together. And we’ve got the one that’s in-fashion right now: Cuffed pants.
Roll your hem wide or skinny. Stack socks underneath or choose bare ankles. Wear denim or chinos. Whatever details you prefer, the final result is bound to be crisp, polished, and dapper.
To some, it comes as second nature. After all, it’s not a new trend. James Dean and Marlon Brando were doing it in the 50s. Elvis Presley cuffed his jeans into the 60s. You could spot the look on The Ramones in the 70s. Essentially, as long as denim has been around, guys have found a way to put their own spin on it.
For everyone else, this trend can be a tough one to crack. When is it appropriate to roll your hem? We’ve gathered a few men’s street style looks to provide inspiration. Continue reading
As always, denim is a huge summer staple, but this time, the light washes and looser fits are taking over. But don’t choose a wash that’s too light or you risk losing your casual-cool appeal. A good medium-light tone should fit the bill. Yes, you’re paying for a look that’s broken-in and faded, but it’s worth it when the lightweight feel is buttery soft against your skin. Besides, denim is one thing you can splurge on without feeling guilty. Opt for the higher-end brands like 7 For All Mankind or Diesel for jeans that are built to last more than one season. If you’re really feeling the trend, try doubling up on denim. Pair a washed denim jacket with your favorite distressed jeans, broken up with a plain tee and a pair of polished leather oxfords.
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Spring Break is just around the corner and, chances are, you’re either itching to escape school for one week or you’re simply getting desperate for a sunny vacation. That’s why Cancun, Miami and Las Vegas are some of the most popular destinations.
So when is Spring Break this year? In the U.S., state universities start Spring Break on March 26, while private colleges begin a week later on April 2.
Traveling during this time means long airport security lines and cluttered beach-side streets. But it’s totally worth it once you have the warm sand between your toes and a cold beer in your hands. Before you’re ready for all that, you need to overcome the dreaded task of packing your suitcase (and trying not to forget any must-haves). We suggest planning your outfits and looking to our ideas of perfect Spring Break attire.
(Clockwise from top left) Diesel jacket, $129 | Original Penguin t-shirt, $29 | Von Dutch hat, $34 | Ben Sherman wallet, $49 | Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes, $99 | Sperry Top-Sider socks, $15 | Diesel jeans, $199 | Original Penguin chinos, $69 | UGG Australia sandals, $79 | 7 Diamonds shirt, $109 | Kurt Vonnegut ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ book, $6, amazon.com | Amara beach towel, $66, amara.com | Lacoste toilet kit, $64 | Sanuk sneakers, $79 | Jackery phone charger, $16, amazon.com
Or, if you’re reading this and are currently in a panic trying to stuff all your essentials into a last-minute packing spree, here’s a helpful checklist you should print out and run through.
Whether you’re stuck in a lull between winter and spring or excitedly planning your spring break vacation, the waning cold can be a little tiresome. In lieu of big holiday plans, we recommend a little “staycation.”
When packing for a bit of relaxation, opt for layers so that you can choose to discard tops as often as necessary, depending on where your travels might take you. In this case, we think the appropriate bottom layer would be a trendy (almost retro-chic?!) graphic tee by Von Dutch. The buttery soft cotton is smooth on your skin, and won’t add too much bulk under a light wool V-neck sweater, like this one by Original Penguin. And just in case the weather is a little too chilly, we suggest having a trendy moto jacket on hand. With a stand-up collar and snap button waist pockets, you’ll be thankful for the added warmth and still looking chic at the same time. Slip into a pair of slim, slightly distressed jeans and leather sneakers for the final touches to your outfit of choice. Don’t forget the toilet kit to stow all your overnight essentials in one safe place.
You’ll be looking as effortlessly cool as Jude Law in no time.
Sometimes it’s difficult to achieve that laid-back look while still appearing polished and put-together. Enter a crisp, checked button-down tailored to perfection and dark wash denim. Top it off with an edgy, insulated jacket and a pair of burnished leather boots for modern sophistication. With a smooth leather wallet tucked into the pocket of your jeans, you’re sure to turn heads every time you get ready to pay the bill. Put it all together for an outfit that’s as sleek as Hollywood heartthrob Chris Pine’s street style. The ultimate staples for your weekend wardrobe!
West coast winter is something that cannot easily be defined. Soft sunlight breaks through the clouds, but there’s still a brisk chill in the air. The rays will have you sweating if you’re out moving too long, but shivering if you’re stagnant. So, how do you dress for such weather? Pay attention to your feet’s warmth first and the rest of your body will follow suit! Meaning, don’t run amuck in the low temperatures in dirty old sneakers or worn-in espadrilles. These wool-lined boots from UGG Australia are the answer to all your prayers. Slide into a pair of these leather boots, black jeans, and call it a day. Add a clean, lightweight button-down and accessorize with a street-chic snapback for an updated classic look that will let you easily transition from the streets of LA to the dimly lit dinner party. Spontaneous and down-to-earth fashion is the best kind. Please refer to Zac Efron, who’s doing it right:
From the capes and crop tops to the overalls and Birkenstocks, last year was a whirlwind of trend-worthy moments for women’s fashion. Blogger Katie of the Aisle of Style rated the best (and worst) trends of 2014, and we think she was totally on-point. Take a look for yourself. In particular, we simply cannot get enough normcore, either. Unpretentious, clean clothing that’s heavy on sneakers, hoodies, and chinos? What’s not to like? And we love it even more because it’s a unisex trend.
As for the other common men’s styles of last year, we created a quick rundown to recap the highlights:
Sophisticated boots // Spice up a refined work look with a pair of rugged leather boots. Not only will you get around town safer (hello, sturdy tread), but you’ll also stand out from the pack of shiny loafers and standard oxfords. Win-win.
Tan, brown, and black. Three of menswear’s great neutrals, yet typically a bit complicated to pull off within the same look. You don’t want to disappear behind earthy tones that simply aren’t contrasting enough to be interesting. Pick the right shades, however, and you’ll be the most dashing man in the room. Here’s one way to do it with a rich dark brown, tan, white, and black combination. No flash necessary. Consider pairing a tan cardigan with black jeans for a Sunday lunch with friends. Add some dimension to a look built on neutrals with the addition of stripes and polished leather. Channel your inner Ryan Gosling and opt for this pair of dark brown leather loafers. Top it off with this reversible leather belt (go with the brown to match the color and material of your shoes) and you’ve got a quick, casual-cool look. Men, take note… this easygoing style was inspired by the man himself: