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Renew Yourself This Spring

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Winter is still here, no doubt about it. I just came back from jogging and I can vouch for that. 🙂

But spring is around the corner and we need some solid fashion errr… style tips. But before we go into specifics, we have to know what we’re aiming for.

Spring is usually associated with rebirth and vibrant colors. This means it’s the PERFECT time to stand out from the crowd by means of a crazy little thing called layering.

Spring and autumn are perfect for layering. During those seasons it’s not too hot such that you can’t put two items of clothing together… and not too cold such that you’re forced to hide your cool clothes behind a coat.

It’s time to innovate when it comes to style. I’ll take you by the hand and show you what you can wear this spring and draw all women’s eyes on YOU.

Let’s tackle the most expensive things first.

#1 Pants

Spring 2011 still calls for simple denim jeans, nothing fancy. Go for lighter colored jeans to stand out more.

Jeans are a staple of any man’s wardrobe; this mean’s you’ll build on them with well matched quality clothes.

A more stylish alternative is to go for chino pants. These are an amazing way to add some color to your outfit. Take a look at these:

photo: zalando.fr

Chino pants are a great way to add some color into your outfits. If you’re really bold, you can go for more vibrant colors. Here are some amazing GQ outfits:

photo: gq.com

I personally had a yellow pair a few years back. It was pure GOLD (no pun intended) when it came to women. They all had their eyes literally glued to me.

If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd but don’t want to buy too many expensive clothes, here’s my advice: buy a pair of colored chinos, then wear them with black shoes/shirts/t-shirts.
You can go for white and gray, of course. White, black and gray go well with almost anything.

#2 A brown leather jacket

Are you a fan of leather jackets? If so, you’ve probably worn black all your life. This is the perfect occasion for you to try something new.

Brown jackets can make you stand out but not too much. It all depends on how well you match them.

Wear one with some nice brown leather shoes and a brown belt.

Now you’re probably thinking: what on earth can I match brown with?

Great question. Brown is actually dead easy to match. White, yellow and blue are the first choices you can think of.

Look at this brown leather jacket by D&G. Remember how I told you to stick to plain’ol jeans? D&G shows us how you can match blue jeans with the jacket. Take a look:

Does that look AMAZING or what? Yeah, I know, the jeans aren’t exactly “plain’ol”, they have some cuts here and there… But it still looks good.

#3 A pocket square

Do you have a blazer or a sports jacket? If so, this mean’s you’ll spend a minimum amount of money to make it look awesome.

Pocket squares are like the cherry on top of a cake: they communicate you’re a well rounded, well dressed stud.

I’ve noticed an increasing trend in wearing slim ties but pocket squares are still very rare. This mean’s we’ve got an edge here. Pocket squares are inexpensive and very effective, as long as you know how to match them.

source: mymanybags.blogspot.com

#4 A pair of brogue shoes

If you’re not a converse fan, how about NOT buying the same old brown shoes? For once… please 🙂

Brown is cool and a pair of brown brogues will give you a fresh air among the rest of the men (who always wear black shoes).

And just in case you’re wondering whether brogues go well with jeans, the answer is a definite YES.

There’s only one thing I want you to be careful with: brogues go very well with blue but not that great with black or navy pants. Here’s a small list of what you can wear your new brogues with:

– blue jeans
– medium gray suit pants
– brown suit pants
– brown chinos

photo: floralsandpearls.blogspot.com

I love the contrast in the outfit above.

Ready for spring?

George Lavas

George is dedicated to fashion and style for men. Based in the UK, George enjoys writing about lifestyle and fashion from both sides of the pond. George created BeStylish.org to help readers create a strong sense of style with minimum effort believing that everyone can look and feel good, all day, every day.

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