The team over at OMGee Magasked me the very important question of “What do you want for the holidays?” so I grabbed some of my top picks from all over the interwebs and shot my list right back. As their first male guest editor I tried to make my guide as diverse as my personal style.
Here’s a little known fact about me: I have a terrible time finding pants in my size. When you’re a girl and you’re 5’7 and skinny finding clothes is pretty much awesome, that case is not the same when you’re a guy. That being said I always have a hard time finding pants that appropriately fit my waist. I’ve gotten better with it after my move to NYC but i still have/wear pants pants that are a littte ill fitting.
I’m a self described “hoarder” and will never get rid of a pair. The only solution I can think of to keep my pants from flying off would be belts. Not just any belts but ones. Read my picks below:
For this edition of MISTER TRENDS I am covering floral print for men this season. The inspiration for this trend comes from D&G’s S/S 2011 collection. Many men might see a floral print and thin of a very feminine summer dress but the tables have turned and now guys and have some flower power in their closets.
For starters a floral shirt can be done right if done subtle. For instance this PS by Paul Smith shirt is absolutely beautiful but can be worn under any basic sweater or blazer as the pop.
Speaking of sweater this basic black one from Topman with a little floral detail around the neck is perfect for those in between days that Spring can offer.
If you want to go for a bolder look than the bright yellow floral pants that photographer Scott Schuman caught this man in can probably work for you.
Now your accessories can be as bold as can be. Since they are smaller you can wear any basic outfit and throw these floral Ray-Bans on for cool look that is still on trend. I think Dr. Marten shoes are extremely masculine was pleasantly surprised that they offered a whole floral collection for this season and even a few more for fall.
This is a great trend, but make sure not to over kill or you’ll look like you’ve been trapped in a bad flower garden.
This week’s trend is Neon Lights. This translates into big and bold colors all over the place.
The designer inspiration comes from Jil Sander‘s Spring/Summer 2011 men collection which features bright neons on everything from sweaters, to trousers, and outerwear.
For your tops look no further than a PS by Paul Smith crew neck. If you need a lower price point than an bright green H&M button down shirt will do the trick.
Since you can’t walk out pants less this spring it’s only right that you go bright on your bottom. You can get some great trousers and shorts fromDiesel. If you’re going to take a dip in the water or just want to look good on the beach or poolside an Orlebar Brown swimsuit will help you out.
The biggest way to transform style is through accessories. This being said you can brighten up a rather dark outfit with the following accouterments. You can throw own a classic pair of Ray-Bans with a pop or even a Nixon watch. To top everything off you can splurge on a pair of Prada Creepers.