Mens Spring Summer Fashion Formula #1: Casually Cool with Color

April 1st, 2009

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If you’re in need of a weekend go-to outfit - for use when running errands, shopping the farmers market, or grabbing brunch - we have a casually cool outfit that will fit the bill.  What’s the secret to making this outfit work?  A pop of unexpected color against a backdrop of neutrals.

1.  Start with the basics: a striped tee and a pair of dark rinse, straight leg jeans.  But you can mix things up with a classic with a twist: a pair of grey jeans.
2.  Throw on a shawl collared sweater.  The more textured the sweater is, the better - don’t shy away from chunky knits or interesting weaves. 
3.  Finish off the outfit with a pair of classic sneakers - in an unexpected color.  Notice how the deep crimson of the sneakers really pops against the backdrop of blues and greys.

How do you wear color?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Men, Ready Made Outfits

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  April 1st, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Loving your combo! I have to say putting the coloured sneakers with it is a work of genius. Most people tend to forget about shoes when putting an outfit together, but this really proves that it can totally transform an outfit.

    Great work!

  • 2. Trisha  |  April 2nd, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Thanks for the love, Michelle!

  • 3. johnz  |  April 5th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I wore this today. I got many compliments, especially on the shoes. Thanks!

  • 4. Trisha  |  April 6th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Awesome - so glad to hear that you (and others) liked the outfit, John!

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