For those of you close to me, you already know. Those of you who are just readers/followers (Thank you for your support <3) you don’t know. I have recently taken on a new job, a coveted job for any college sophomore, a buying job. In the men’s department.
Heading in I knew very little about the changing trends as I’ve rarely studied the guy’s side. As my first month comes to a close, I’m feeling more confident and educated. I know very few truly styling men in my life, and I wish more straight guys would care about style, but alas, the world can’t be perfect.
Here are a few men’s fashions I’ve noticed for the upcoming season.
Similarly to femme fashion, bright colors and “color blocking” are a necessity.
(Images via CouteQueCoute)
Image via DapperLou.com
Where to go for all your bright basics? American Apparel seems to be the winner for pricing and functionality.
2. Business Casual
This is one men’s trend that I absolutely adore, and I can’t stress it enough. A man in jeans, a button front shirt with sleeves rolled up and maybe a vest or a bowtie=SEX.
(Images via Dapper Lou)
Not to objectify, but I think Keiko Lynn’s boyfriend is a perfect example of how every straight man should dress.
(Images via This Fellow)
In real life, this is a simple style for even straight men to follow. Places to shop for this look? Forever 21, H&M, and Express.
3. On the Seas
(Image via Kenton)
While nautical is like, a spring staple similar to florals, this yer it’s taking on a new approach. Ofcourse, boat shoes are a nice addition to your shoe collection, navy stripes are coveted in larger fronts. Windbreaker jackets (Even without the wind) are a must have.
So, my few men out there reading, what are your thoughts?