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Tuesday

boyfriend makeover spring 2011 style

I don't usually pay much attention to the menswear shows--sometimes glancing at the trend recaps even makes my cringe a little. But there was one thing that caught my eye this season in a good way: neon colors and color-blocking. And my favorite incarnation of the trend was...

THE STANDOUT BLAZER



It might not be the most novel idea for the ladies (remember my Workwear Wednesday awhile back?), but for a not-so-into-fashion boy like mine, it's an easy, effortless way to really update an otherwise casual and semi-boring look. Plus while the classic blazer was my favorite, menswear for spring '11 seems to be centered around the third-WOW-piece in general, whether it's a blazer, vest, or toggle coat. Whatever the topper is, add color, print or stripes and it can make the outfit.

I just love easy trends for even the most fashion-savvy-less males... (Smelly, I'm talking to you!) Get that WOW factor!

9 comments:

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Nicole said...

i LOVE the light blue blazer with the white shorts...do you think our boys will wear it? i've got some work to do.

Lee Oliveira said...

I am also a huge fan of white blazer!
Great post! Obsessed with Dsquare2 and Jil Sander
LOx

kate maggie said...

Gosh im obsessed with every single one of these outfits. All these men are stunners in these outfits! thanks for sharing, I love your blog! x

Raru said...

I love the first outlook. :)) So pretty colors. Thank you for sharing :))and have a great day.

xoxo,
raru

WildFlower said...

I often get heaps of inspiration from menswear! Must go check the collections out...great picks with the colour blocking.

Kelly Lauren said...

John would love all of these outfits. We just went shopping for tank tops and shorts for him - he didn't own a pair of shorts before this shopping trip haha except for workout ones... he has skinny calves ;) but he looks pretty cute! It was hard finding a balance between long/short and not old-mannish though. God, there were some horrid shorts out there...

Wangari M. said...

Wow, all those looks are jsut fantastic! Colour blocking for men is a definite yes in my book (especially if they can make it look as good as these guys).


As for my look, I just tucked in the shirt and made sure to belt it exactly where the harem trousers and shirt connected. (it took a while to get it exactly right, especially when I need the bathroom after some beers..)

nikol said...

This is very cool, the whole posting of mens clothing and how fun these looks are! man oh man I wish I could wear these cloths haha