As girls, its hard for us to understand the guys, too, pay as much attention to their appearances as we do. We've heard stories about guys who plan their outfits for the next day every night before going to sleep so they can perfect their "swagger" and stories about guys who bring multiple outfit choices to school just in case they're not feeling the one they initially chose. We aren't throwing these guys under the bus, we actually admire them. They're some of the few who have actually admitted that they really, sincerely care about what and who they wear.
If its not anymore obvious with the bipolar weather and the flower buds on the trees, Springs arrived! For all of us fashionistas, that means florals and skirts and lots and lots of flirty apparel. But gladly, this is not the case for all those fashionistos out there. Looking through magazines, researching Spring trends, shopping around stores and physically seeing guys around town we've come to a conclusion of what we think is fashion forward for all those chicos out there is season.
First off, everything retro is in. Especially for guys. The old school, classic, and quite suave guy is what the fashion world and frankly the rest of the world is drawn towards right now. Because it's spring time, a lot of vibrant colors are being used in a lot of men's fashion. They can be found in sweaters with coordinating collared shirts underneath and casual button-downs. Another trend that we're seeing for both males and females is the idea of "Americana." Basically that means washed out prints and colors; lots of red, whites, and blues; and very classic, bohemian looks. Our model, Ben, can be found below wearing swim trunks purchased in Spain that exemplifies the Americana look perfectly. We're actually in love with this pair of swim trousers and encourage guys all over America, as well as any other country, to try this look out. It's super hot. Okay, next trend! The next trend we've noticed is Native American inspired colors and prints. The poncho is a great way for guys to rock this trend, especially paired with bright colors that we mentioned above. Again, it brings us back to the idea of vintage, old school America with a twist. What could be better? Oh yeah, we know. Leather jackets. We know, we know.... It's Spring time!! But who says that a guy can't rock a leather jacket on one of the colder days this season? We thinks its a great transition piece and can be very slimming if the right one is found. Plus, they're kind of sexy..... ;) So, moving on from that note, the next thing we're loving for guys this season is the idea of pastels mixed with the camel color. Pastels are such a cliche for Springtime, so thats why we decided to pair them with the camel color to change things up. It adds a lot of color and is unique because most guys wouldn't think to pair the two together. Jeans? Pshh... not when you have camel. LAST BUT NOT LEAST: shoes!!! Until recently, we were oblivious to the obsession that guys have with shoes. It's actually pretty bad, some guys can have up to like five different pairs of the same shoes in different colors! The trends for guys tennies this season are denim. Why not where denim on your feet when you can? Also, we're seeing the use of boating shoes A LOT, especially Sperry's. Great for guys and girls, we're digging them for Spring (and will continue to into the Summertime).
We hope that this helped all you guys out and was a somewhat interesting read for all you girls out there.
P.S. Don't forget to do a little Spring Cleaning to your closet and purge/store all the clothes that are out of season or that you haven't worn in the last three months or that you are not planning to in the next three.