The classic stripe is back! That goes for both men and women. Even better, people are pairing stripes with the tradition nautical look. Love that the nautical look is back! Now, that the summer temperature is moving up, you may want to store away your good Khaki trench coat until Fall. But if you like Khaki, great because the new trending alternative is Khaki or Army Green (light weight) jackets and blazers. There are new styles for both men and women to explore. Try wearing a longer jacket when layering.
Ladies, don’t be afraid to cinch the waist with a coordinating belt if the jacket you love doesn’t come made to fit and try accessorizing with a straw hat or purse.
Gentlemen, go to your closet in pursuit of your blue clothing and pair them with a wide array of greens (Kelly green, heather, & army). For men, this is definitely the more popular paired colors this summer.
Next in line is RED…all shades of red for both men and women. However, red in moderation is a good rule to follow. Try incorporating red in small doses and let that wonderful color stand alone to speak for its self. A red shoe is my personal favorite approach to accent the look of your outfit, whether it’s a loafer, heel or boot, suede or polished. Again, do not over-kill with red. Everything should be in moderation. You don’t won’t to look on fire, you just want to look “hot.”
Last but not least, we can always rely on our trusty denim. Layering denim is back and I can’t stress enough how important it is to invest in a well-made, great fitting staple. It is important to find something that looks the part, but will last through several seasons. Everyone from Tom Ford to Gucci have been pledging their love to denim this year and if you’re bold enough, go denim on denim, have fun!
Men, you can pair a neutral blazer with a denim jean, and keep the whole look relaxed (classic oxford style shirt, loafer, or even a regular t-shirt).
Women, pull out the button down and don’t be afraid to tuck it in, find something with unique dark buttons – something different! If you’re going to layer the denims, pair indigo denim pants with washed denim tops and break it up with a neutral colored boot/shoe. Denim may make you feel relaxed but FIT is always a priority so keep it tailored!
Article written by Melissa Rice