Editor Jordan Dechambre and hairstylist boyfriend Parker Davis
are a coordinated couple.
Men of style.
Women love them. Guys want to be them.
And guess what?
Itís easier than you think.
While men tend
to be risk-takers in many areas of their lives, fashion is usually not
one of them ≠≠≠ó which, as a woman, can be disappointing. Thereís
nothing ladies love more than a confident man rocking his own,
carefully cultivated personal style.
A strong fashion
sense not only shows that a man cares about his appearance, but that
he is courageous enough to wear what makes him feel sexy and strong.
summerís hottest looks are a fabulous collection of sophisticated
pieces that can be mixed and matched with bold colors, fun patterns
and edgy extras.
Hereís a look
at a few of the seasonís must-try trends.
bite. I promise. Instead of the usual and expected solids and simple
plaids, try a bold print in a colorful stripe (from preppy nautical to
pinstripes and rugby), street chic camouflage ó THE print of the
season ó and even polka dots and black-and-white graphics. Look for
bold patterns on accessories as well, which are perfect for those who
only want to dip their toes into the print pool.
influences have been all over the runways the past few seasons, and
Spring 2013 was no exception. The leader of the pack? Baseball jackets
ó made new in a variety of bold colors ó scored on the runways
from Burberry to Gucci. The look is best when paired with
sophisticated separates to avoid looking like an actual baseball
player. As with most things in life, sporting a trend without striking
out is a delicate balancing act.
This season is
all about neon. But forget the í80s images of Hypercolor and
multicolor nylon bomber jackets, summer 2013 finds tasteful uses of
the vivid tones as a pop of color on soles of shoes and eye-catching
watches, accent color on scarves and ties, and even as a subtle
peek-a-boo on a pair of socks. For those willing to take a risk, try a
bold orange or yellow on casual shorts or cotton pants.
Ladies, is there
anything sexier than a man in a well-cut suit? (Well, besides boxer
briefs, of course!) Guys, this summer, ditch the usual black or gray
staple, and instead try a blue suit in a rich or neutral tone or
channel vintage chic with a light brown alternative. For a
fashion-forward statement, try a cranberry color, which brightens and
flatters all skin tones. No matter the color you choose, make sure
your suit is fit to perfection (and donít be afraid to visit a
tailor for alterations).
DENIM: A DO!
Perfect pair of
jeans? Check! But what about a classic denim shirt to pair with summer
khakis and shorts, or a street chic jean jacket or vest? All are back
with a bang for summer, and are easy pieces to integrate into any
wardrobe. Denim is a rare fabrication that, like leather, can achieve
sophistication and edge all at once. Much like the men who wear it, itís
a truly dynamic choice.
What to Wear
watches provide a fantastic opportunity to inject a shot of color into
your wardrobe while still maintaining a sophisticated vibe. Red is
always right, or try a pop of neon for an on-trend look.
Menís shoes are, sadly, often an after-thought. This summer, take a
moment to style your look from head to toe, and consider a bright,
colorful sole for the ultimate in street luxe.
cool and chic this summer with a light, tailored jacket in linen or
cotton. Go for neutral tones of light blue, khaki, cream ó or even a
light stripe ó for the perfect amount of summer casual.
Spring 2013 Fashion Week in NYC, J. Crewís menís collection
offered a rainbow of colors, as well as opportunities for mixing and
matching tones and patterns. Take a cue from the shopís hip yet
sophisticated offerings by fashionably living out loud this summer.