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Written By admin on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | 1:10 PM

Recently I have been asked by a few different guys to do a post on here about men's fashion.  I know that this is a women's fashion blog, but I thought this was a really great idea!  It gives me the opportunity to try something a little different.  I also see that some of my followers on here are men, so this post is for you!!  Also, if there is anytime that I come across something for men's fashion that I want to share then I will definitely make a post about it.

I love a guy who can dress.  I know some guys with great fashion sense and I love seeing all of their outfits.  My biggest piece of advice, especially if you are still trying to find your own personal style, is to just switch it up and see what works best for you.  This post will be broken down into 2 parts: Male Style Icons and upcoming spring/summer trends. Obviously everyone has different taste in clothes, so some of these might not be of any interest to you, but try to keep an open mind and remember this is a woman's opinion :)

When searching online for photos of my picks for style icons, I came across the site fashionbeans.com and found these great collages.  They have a lot more style icons on there with an in depth description and breakdown of each and how to get their look. So if you want to know more about any of these guys, I suggest checking out that site for more details.  And the one for Scott I put together myself. Here are 5 of my favorites in no particular order.  I hope they give you some fashion inspiration.



STYLE ICONS 


1. Ryan Gosling 


  
Whether he's in a tuxedo, trousers or a pair of jeans he is all about a slim cut.  His style has evolved through out the past couple of years and he knows how to dress simple and be refined.  I love his casual looks just as much as his formal ones.  Everything he wears fits his body type and he knows how to switch it up.  I love the way he dresses.



 2. Scott Disick 



Love him or hate him, the guy can dress, hands down.  Kourtney is actually one of my top female style icons so it was only right for me to list Scott as one of my picks for male icons.  He's known for wearing bold suits but he also has casual looks on lock.  He makes it look easy.  He takes "preppy" to another level.



3. Ed Westwick 




He plays Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl and just like his character, his sense of style is right on point.  He knows how to dress sharp but he still keeps it edgy.  His casual looks are mostly about v-necks and graphic tees paired with some slim jeans and sometimes a blazer or leather jacket.  And when he dresses formal, it's all about a nice tailored suit, pocket square and tie.  



4. Kanye West 




I love that he wears whatever he wants whenever he wants.  To me that is the true definition of style. You don't have to follow the rules, you create your own and set trends.  And he's great with accessories, whether it's a scarf, bow tie, or a pair of glasses, he knows how to add that extra touch to his outfits.  He's very versatile. 



5. David Beckham 




He's another one who's style has changed over the years and I really like what I am seeing from him.  Whether he is dressed up or dressed down, he always looks put together well without trying too hard.  That is definitely the key.  He keeps it simple and makes statements in a more subtle way.  Just like the site fashionbeans said "His appearance appears both classically tailored and yet the epitome of the modern man" and I couldn't agree more! 


Do you guys agree with my favorite style icon choices?  Who are some of your favorite best dressed men?


SPRING/SUMMER TRENDS

Fashion week just ended and they showcased upcoming trends for fall & winter of this year.  But since winter is almost over and spring is right around the corner, I decided to share with you a couple of trends to look out for this spring/summer season. [Photo Credits: Swide.com/ MillionLooks.com/ FashionLatest.net]


Bright & Bold Colors



BOTTEGA VENETA 







The color scheme for men has definitely expanded.  Just like for women, there's going to be a lot of bright & bold colors like orange and vivid blues. You can create outfits sticking to one particular color or be a little more daring and create a combo of different hues.



NEUTRALS


VERSACE



DOLCE & GABBANA 


Neutrals are the safer way to go and will still be making a statement next season.  I love the sunbleached photo collage because it's filled with linen and cotton separates and gives a very beachy/laid back vibe.  Something you all should own is a plain white shirt.  It's a very versatile item that can be worn either casual or dressed up.   Tuck it in loosely on one side like David Beckham or wear it underneath a leather jacket or blazer with some jeans.  Just please don't wear it long and past your knees. It doesn't look good lol 


PRINTS & PATTERNS 



GUCCI


Just like bold colors, you will be seeing a lot of bold prints.  Stripes, plaid and checks will be very popular as well as tropical printed shirts.  If you are a little more daring and fashion forward, I suggest you experiment with this trend! 


LEATHER & SEUDE 




I think the best way to add some edge to your outfit is with a leather/biker style jacket.  You don't have to stick to only black either.  Another way to go is rocking a suede jacket.  They were huge on the runway and made a real statement.  They will give your outfit a nice relaxed look. 


MESH KNITWEAR


Dolce & Gabbana 

Dolce & Gabbana 


See through mesh knitwear is like the male version of lace.  Just like lace is a huge trend for women, so is mesh for men.  They're a great way to keep cool and show a little bit of skin on those warmer days.  In the NET photo collage, I love the look of the mesh jacket over a button down.  It's a different look but I like it. 


Of course there are other trends but these are some that stood out to me.  Do you think you will be trying out any of these?


I hope you liked my first post on men's fashion!  Let me know what you think! 













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