July 8th, 2009
We’ve gotten mail from a number of men about how to wear color. If you’re hesitant about trying bright color–but you’re interested in giving it a shot, we recommend wading into the color pool by trying it out on one piece. Here’s how to create an outfit around a splash of color:
1. Start with a neutral base: a black and white striped polo (try a fitted-but-not-too-tight cut for best results) and a pair of dark rinse straight leg jeans. To pair with the black and white polo, we chose jeans that are nearly black.
2. Add a punch of color with a brightly colored belt. Note how the bright blue striped belt echoes the stripes in the polo shirt, creating a sense of continuity.
3. Continuing on with the blue color scheme, add a jacket (for nighttime) in a more muted shade of blue. We love the richness of the blue jacket–deep but not attention-grabbing–and how it pairs with the bright blue striped belt.
4. Finish off the outfit with a neutral: a pair of bright white sneakers.
How do you wear color? Share your style with us in the comments!